Recipe by Diane Woodall
Yield: 575 g (just over 1 lb of soap)
158 g Coconut Oil
85 g Olive Oil
57.5 g Palm Oil
42.5 g Mango Butter
30 g Castor Oil
17 g Rice Bran Oil
56.4 g Lye (NaOH)
129 g Water
0.8 ounce Peppermint oil
0.5 tsp Red iron oxide
0.5 tsp Titanium dioxide
- Weigh out water and lye into separate bowls.
- Pour water into a pot, then mix lye into water (wearing gloves and goggles) until the lye has dissolved. Heat to 110 degrees F. (Insert candy thermometer to see the temperature.)
- Melt all oils in a separate pot until 110 degrees F.
- Spoon out 1 tbsp oil mixture each into two small glass bowls. Add Red iron oxide in one bowl, and Titanium dioxide in other bowl. Mix well, wiping the spoon in between with a paper towel.
- When the lye/water mix has reached 110 degrees F, pour slowly into oil mixture and mix with a stick blender until you reach light trace.
- Add essential oil, and hand stir to mix.
- Pour half the mixture into one bowl and add red oxide/oil mixture. Mix until incorporated.
- Add titanium dioxide/ oil mixture to remaining lye/oil mixture in pot and mix until incorporated.
- Pour the red mixture in the main pot in small batches, making polka dots around the pot.
- Pour the mixture into a prepared 2 lb soap mold, and scrape the sides of the pot with a spatula.
- Using a spoon, make peaks at the top or the soap into desired look.
- Cover and wrap the soap mold for 24 hours, then cut into desired thickness.
- Cure for 4 weeks flipping the soap often to allow it to dry well.Enjoy!