Monday, 15 December 2014

Peanuts cartoon character inspired cold process soap

Hi guys, ok I have no idea why but I felt like doing a cartoon character inspired soap so I did a peanut character inspired soap. 


Basically to make this soap this is what I needed:

Ingredients:
NaOH/lye
Oil-olive, coconut, shea butter 
Water
Color-titanium dioxide, yellow and carbon black pigment powder
Lemon essential oil

Utensils 
Bowl
Mixer ( egg beater or handheld blender)
Newspaper to cover work surface
Gloves
Spoons 

How to make:
1) firstly, cover your work surface area with newspaper
2) weigh your ingredients ( if you are getting the soap lab cp kit, follow the instructions given in the kit) 
3) prepare your lye solution. Make sure you are wearing gloves at all time starting from this point.
4) add lye solution into the oil mixture and mix till light trace. Do not mix it too much till it goes on medium trace or thick trace as you will need the soap to be as liquid-y  as possible to be able to decorate the soap.
5) separate soap mixture into two bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon of titanium dioxide into one and 1/2teaspoon of yellow pigment into another one and mix till it blends properly. You can also mix these pigments into 1tablespoon of oil (any oil) to avoid it to be clumpy in soap. Add color as desired. 
6) add fragrance/essential oil into these two soap mixture. I usually add about 5% of essential oil into the soap. In this case since my soap was 500g, I used about 25g of essential oil. I further divided it into two to mix into the separated soap 
7) pour the yellow soap into the mold. Tap the mold lightly to ensure all bubbles are out. Then put a thin layer of black powder on the yellow soap using a spoon. Using the back of the spoon, lightly poke the spoon in the soap. This will create the zigzag effect. Once satisfied, pour the White soap on top. 
8) leave it for about 18-24hours to unmold and cut.

Hope you guys enjoyed this. I'm sorry I couldn't take a picture figuring this whole process. I did take pics but it turned out very blurry. Will be doing another similar soap and shall update that soon. Till then take care and happy soaping! 


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