What You’ll Need:
5.37 oz Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
10 oz Distilled Water
4 oz Avocado Butter
2 oz Castor Oil
10 oz Coconut Oil
10 oz Olive Oil Pure
12 oz Palm Oil
2 oz Strawberry Fragrance Oil
1 tsp. Titanium Dioxide
1/2 tsp. Magenta Mica + 1/4 tsp. Super Pearly White
1/2 tsp. Magenta Mica + 1/8 tsp. Brick Red Oxide + 1/8 tsp. Nuclear Orange Pigment
10″ Silicone Loaf Mold
Easy Pour Containers
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In small ramekins or dixie cups, measure out each mica combo and add 1 tbsp. of any fixed oil. We used avocado oil. Then, mix using Bramble Berry’s mini mixer. You should end up with white, pink and red.
Weigh out 2 oz Strawberry 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 at 12 oz, and on the second draw a line at 15 oz. There will be 21 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, separate the soap batter into the designated easy pour containers.
In the easy pour container that has 12 oz, add the titanium dioxide and mix in with a fork until fully incorporated. In the other easy pour container (15 oz) add the magenta + super pearly white mixture and mix in completely.
In the original container, add the red colorant and mix in.
Just eye-balling it, add some of the fragrance oil to both the pink and red soap and mix in.
Using the pink soap, pour it at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, & 9 o’clock until all of the soap is gone. Be sure it breaks the surface of the red soap. We will be creating an in-the-pot swirl technique.
When all of the pink soap has been poured into the red batter, take a utensil (we used the handle of a wooden spoon) and make one pass through the colors to create the swirl.
Pour the soap from one end of the mold to the other and watch as this technique creates it’s own amazing swirl!
Now you will grab the white soap and pour the rest of the fragrance oil in. You need this soap to be at a thick trace so you can manipulate the top. If it hasn’t thickened up by sitting out, grab your stick blender and give it a few good mixes to create a thicker trace.
Once you’re at the right consistency, pour the white soap over top a spatula so it doesn’t break through the first layered soap.
Using a spoon, manipulate the top until you get your desired texture. Finish by sprinkling cranberry seeds and strawberry seeds down the center of the loaf mold.
Spray with 99% rubbing alcohol to reduce soda ash and cover to encourage gel phase.
After a few days, unmold and cut the soap. Let cure for 4-6 weeks before using.
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