Did you know that Christmas is only 37 days away?!? If you’re anything like us and have been busy prepping for the holidays, but haven’t actually gotten around to making your cold process soap, this is the tutorial for you! This is number 4 in our 12 Blogs of Christmas series. It’s quick, easy, and smells spectacularly minty! And the best part is it only needs 4 weeks (28 days) to cure. So instead of stressing about how behind schedule life can get, we encourage you to celebrate victories of all size this season.
What you’ll need:
12 oz Distilled Water
5.2 oz Sodium Hydroxide
12 oz Coconut Oil
12 oz Palm Oil
12 oz Olive Oil Pure
1/4 tsp Chrome Green Oxide
1/2 tsp Light Gold Mica
1/2 tsp Apple Moss Mica
2.1 oz Moroccan Mint FO
10″ Silicone Loaf Mold
Easy Pour Containers
**If you are not local, you can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! They will ship directly to you!**
In small ramekins or dixie cups, measure out each mica and add 1 tbsp. of any fixed oil. We used avocado oil. Then, mix using Bramble Berry’s mini mixer and set aside.
Weigh out 2.1 oz Moroccan Mint FO into a small container and set aside.
We also drew a line on each easy pour container to indicate how much soap we needed for each color. On one easy pour container, draw a line to 8 oz, and on the second draw a line 10.5 oz. There will be 29.5 oz left in your original container. This will make it easier to separate the soap batter out.
Separately weigh out the distilled water and lye into glass containers. As always, carefully add the lye to the water and gently stir with a stainless steel whisk until solution is clear. You can label and set aside, or you can put it into a designated freezer to cool down faster.
While the lye is cooling, weigh out all the oils in a large glass Pyrex bowl and heat in the microwave until the oils are around 115 degrees.
Once the oils and lye solution are around 115 degrees (between 10 degrees of each other) you can now make your soap. Make sure you have gloves, goggles and long sleeves on while you are starting to make soap.
Put the stick blender into the oils and burp the blender so you avoid mixing in any air bubbles. Pour the lye solution down the arm of the stick blender and start mixing until you have reached a medium trace.
Once you have reached trace, pour the soap batter into the two easy pour containers at 8 oz and 10.5 oz.
Add your dispersed colors to each designated container.
8 oz soap gets Chrome Green Oxide
10.5 oz soap gets Light Gold Mica
29.5 oz soap gets Apple Moss Green Mica
Since you don’t want to make the soap batter any thicker, use a whisk or fork to mix in the colors really well.
Take the chrome green soap and pour it into the apple moss green at 12, 3, 6 & 9. This will design an in-the-pot swirl effect. Once all of the chrome green is poured into the apple moss, take a stirring utensil and give the batter one big stir to give movement to the greens.
Now you are ready to pour! Take the swirled green batter and pour the entire amount into the 10” silicone loaf mold. By this time it will be fairly thick, which is good because afterwards we will be pouring the light gold soap on top.
Carefully pour the light gold soap on top of the green soap (be sure it doesn’t break through the green soap as you’re pouring)
Once the light gold soap is on top, use a spoon to manipulate the top to the way you like it.
Spray the top with 99% rubbing alcohol to prevent soda ash, and insulate to encourage gel phase.
After a few days, unmold the soap and cut.
12 Blogs of Christmas Schedule:
November 21st Eucalyptus Shower Fizzy
November 28th Lavender Rice Bag
December 1st Christmas Bubble Bars
December 8th Snowman Melt & Pour
December 12th Nose Chap
December 15th White Chocolate Lip Icing & Lotion
December 19th Travel Lotion
December 23rd Otion Cookie Exchange
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