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ROOM TEMPERATURE-COLD PROCESS SOAPMAKING METHOD

AND ZIP LOCK SWIRL TECHNIQUE

Property of Laurie Teason

 


Conditioning Soap (Winters Blend) Soap Recipe

 

2 oz       Shea Butter
4 oz      
Mango Butter
6 oz      
Hazelnut
22 oz    
Coconut
30 oz    
Palm
39 oz    
Olive
14.46 oz     Lye (NaOH)
34 oz oz    
Water

1.5 oz Rosemary
10 dps
Helichrysum

1 T
Spirulina
1 T
French Green clay
1/2 T
Red Clay

 

Soapmaker readings:

Hardness 6.2,

Fluffy 4.2,

Stable lather 6.3,

Conditioning 6.2

INS value: 151

 

Instructions

(Recipe and directions are intended for experienced soapmaker)

  • Measure out hard or solid oil and butters and place in soap pot

  • Slowly add lye to water, stir and when the lye is dissolved pour over hard oils in soap pot

  • Use the stick blender to break up chunks

  • Once chunks are melted add liquid/soft oils to soap pot and stick blend

  • Bring to a thin trace

  • Pull out about a cup of soap per swirl color and set aside

  • Before add scent to soap prepare soap for swirling so you are all set to go

  • To the soap pot add your scent and stick blend to a medium light trace

  • Pour into lined mold, shake to level soap out

  • Now you are ready to start swirling but first..


Preparing Soap for Swirls

  • For each cup of soap base you reserved you will now add colorant and mix well using a whisk. Pour into a Freezer Zip-Lock bag and make sure it is completely sealed

  • Repeat this step for ever swirl color you are using


Ready to Swirl

  • Now snip just a little bit of the corner of the bag

  • Making sure the tip of the cut corner of the baggie is in a downward position, squeeze while making a Curly Q pattern.

  • Depending on the amount of pressure you use to squeeze the soap out the baggie will determine how far down the soap will hit the mold.

  • When squeezing if the colored soap disappears there is a good chance it hit bottom.

  • Keep the curly Q pattern moving so you don't create a huge blob of colorant on the bottom of the soap

  • When squeezing, if the colored soap is just laying (raised) on top of the soap, there is a good chance it is just on the surface and did not go any deeper

  • When squeezing, if the colored soap is still visible on the surface but not raised, there is a good chance you hit the middle of the soap base

  • You are aiming to do all three depth levels!


Tips

  • Don't crowd your swirl pattern, leave yourself some swirling room so you can spread the swirl pattern out.

  • Don't over swirl- it is easy to do because you are having so much fun, try to contain yourself. LOL

  • I personally do not scent the soap that is being used for swirling

Cover the soap, bring to a full gel, and then remove the lid.

The soap we made earlier that day was made at 2PM. The lid was removed at 4:30 and placed it on the cool concrete floor.

Soap was cut it at 7:45 PM (which you can see in the slide show- it is the soap that had been cut into bars)
Everything pre-measured. It only took 15 minutes to make this RT- Clay swirl soap!

 

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