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How To Recycle Plastic Jars & Bubblewrap By Making Honeycomb Soap


Hi all; in today’s recycle series ill be showing you guys how to make ‘honey’ soap by recycling SoapLab’s Jars and bubblewraps (the ones we use to wrap your ingredients from SoapLab). 

Last week we mentioned a few problem we faced when trying to recycle our plastic containers so to view that post; kindly click here.

For today; we are making a honeycomb looking soap. 
Below are the recipe and the video on how to use these jars and bubblewrap. Hope you find it useful.. 

Duration:

Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 94.5g Coconut Oil 
  2. 94.5g Olive Oil 
  3. 31.5g Castor Oil 
  4. 94.5g Palm Oil 
  5. 46.5g SoapLab’s Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) Pastilles 
  6. 46.5g Distilled Water  
  7. 31.5g Fresh Milk 
  8. 22.5 Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil 
  9. 8g Yellow Mica
  10. 10g Almond Oil 
  11. 10-20 sprays of Rubbing Alcohol
  12. An empty 500g Tub
  13. Some Bubble Wrap  

Equipments You Will Need:

  1. Heat Resistant Containers
  2. Spatula/ Stirrer (Can Also be kitchen Spoon)
  3. Weighing Scale (Digital)

How to Make 




Visual Guide 

  1. Combine lye flakes with distilled water carefully. Wear gloves & long sleeves to avoid backsplash getting in contact with exposed skin. 

  2. Slowly mix with a whisk until all the lye flakes have dissolved in the distilled water. Solution may become hot, do be cautious. 

  3. To bring lye solution to room temperature, place container in a water bath. 

  4. Take your empty 500g tub and clean it thoroughly. Use rubbing alcohol if necessary. 

  5. Take some bubble wrap that may have come in your packaging and trace the outline of the tub onto the bubble wrap. Then using a pair of scissors, cut two of these out. 

  6. Place one of the cut out circle at the bottom of the tub, textured side up. Next, roll some more bubble wrap and line the inside of the tub, again, textured side on the inside. Cut the bubble wrap to fit the height of the tub.

  7. Separately, pour your Oil Mix into a heat resistant mixing container. Combine room temperature Lye Water  with the oil mix.

  8. Next, use a whisk and mix until it reaches thin trace. Timing of this may vary as the faster you mix, the faster solution will saponify and reaches thin trace. 

  9. Once there, add in fresh milk carefully. 

  10. Next, add in Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil. For this, use a pipette for easy measuring & dispensing.

  11. Add in Yellow Mica that has been diluted with some almond oil. Mix everything with a whisk. 

  12. Pour mixture into the prepared “mold” earlier. Pour slowly as mixture might still be hot. 

  13. On top of the soap add the cut out circle bubble wrap, again, the textured side being in contact with the soap. Then leave soap to harden for 12 to 48 hours.

     
  14. Once harden, using a box cutter, cut a slit down the tub to free the soap. Pull soap away from tub like so. 

  15. Peel the bubble wrap from the soap, this will leave beautiful indentations on the soap, resembling honeycombs :) 

  16. Using a normal kitchen knife, cut the soap to your desired size. 

  17. Soap will need 4 weeks to cure. Place in a well ventilated space till then. After 4 weeks, the soap will be ready! 

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Caution!

  1. Always test the product on your skin for allergic test first. Click here to find out how to do so
  2. If you are selling this product, advice your consumers to do allergic test first
  3. Make sure all your utensils and work surface is clean and sterilise as dirty area and utensils can reduce shelf life of scrub
  4. Do not add in any Fresh ingredients that can spoil easily as this will reduce the shelf life of product unless specified in recipe. Click here to find out more
  5. If applying on face, avoid citrus based or sandalwood essential oil as Malaysian weather will cause your skin to be easily sun burnt. Wear sun protection if add these Essential oils.
  6. If you have any questions; please don't hesitate to contact us here via FB messenger or via WhatsApp at 0126643817
  7. If you would like to join our Skincare & Soap Making Class Click here
  8. If you would like to have these readymade (PRIVATE LABEL/OEM) for you, email sales@soaplabmalaysia.com For Free Quotation.

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