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MAKE LUXURIOUS SHAMPOO SOAP BAR

In this article, we will see how to make a luxurious shampoo soap bar :

GENTLE

START TO FINISH TIME:
1 to 2 hours,
24 hours insulation,
4 to 6 weeks to cure 

SCENT: LAVENDER

I don’t call this luxurious for nothing! Ingredients like olive oil and shea butter make this shampoo bar nourishing for any hair type, while coconut boosts cleansing power and castor ensures that it is creamy and bubbly. Simply lather in your hand or on a washcloth and rub into your hair, massaging and cleansing as you normally would. Rinse and then spray a mixture of half apple cider vinegar and half water to condition your hair and balance the pH level.

SAFETY FIRST! Remember to wear your safety equipment and mix the lye water outside. Tell everyone you live with that where you’re working is off limits. Give yourself enough time to complete the recipe.

EQUIPMENT

  • Kitchen Scale
  • Glass Bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large spoon
  • Large stainless steel pot
  • Small zip-topplastic bag
  • Mold
  • Thermometer
  • Parchment Paper
  • Stick Blender (or hand mixer)
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Blanket

INGREDIENTS

  • 300gr (10 ounces) Olive Oil
  • 270gr (9 ounces) Coconut Oil
  • 150gr (5 ounces) Castor Oil
  • 60gr (2 ounces) Cocoa Butter
  • 30gr (1 ounce) Beeswax
  • 90gr (3 ounces) Jojoba Oil
  • 60gr (2 ounces) Shea Butter
  • 120gr (4 ounces) Lye
  • 360gr (12 ounces) Water
  • 30gr (1 ounce) Lavender Essential Oil

1. HEAT THE FATS/OILS:

In a large pot, combine the olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. Heat over medium-low heat until they are melted and incorporated. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°).

2. MIX THE LYE WATER:

Put on safety gear, including protective eyewear, a mask, gloves, and long sleeves. Outside, carefully add the lye crystals to the water and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool to 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°). If the oils and lye water cool at different rates, you can use a cold- or hot-water bath in the sink.

3. PREPARE THE MOLD:

While the oils and lye water cool, line the mold with parchment paper.

4. COMBINE AND BRING TO TRACE:

When both the oils and lye water are 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°), carefully pour the lye water into the pot of oils. Use a stick blender (or hand mixer) to mix for 1 to 2 minutes and then let the mixture rest for 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat mixing and resting until light trace.

5. MIX IN NATURAL ADDITIVES:

When the soap reaches light trace, add the lavender essential oil, and blend for 30 seconds.

6. MOLD THE SOAP:

Pour the soap mixture into the mold, cover with a lid or parchment paper and insulate with a blanket for 24 hours.

7. CUT AND CURE:

Remove the soap from the mold. If it seems too soft to remove, wait another 12 to 24 hours before removing. Cut the soap into 12  bars. Allow the bars to cure in a well-ventilated location for 4 to 6 weeks.

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Kelly Cable

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