Coconut Oil , also known as Copra Oil, is a white solid fat obtained from the fruit of the coconut, widely used in food products and in the production of cosmetics and soaps. Coconut Oil is probably the most popular soap making oil. This oil adds volumes of lather to a soap making recipe. It is also used in massage oil recipes and for a solid, spa bath oil. Aside from coconut oil, the only other source of lauric acid found in such high concentrations is in mother's milk. Tropical oils and mother's milk are by far the richest food sources of medium chain fatty acids available.
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Cold Process Soap Recipe for use with Square Loaf Mold #143
13 oz Olive Oil
1 oz Castor Oil
14 oz Coconut Oil
5 oz Palm Oil
1 oz Cocoa Butter
1 oz Shea Butter
10 oz distilled water
2 tsp of Borax
148 grams of Sodium Hydroxide (lye) - lye has been deducted at 4%
You can add 1.6 oz of Premium Grade Fragrance Oil at trace
1. Weigh all yours oils on a scale, using a glass tempered measuring cup or a stainless steel pot and try to be accurate on each weight.
2. Melt the oils in your microwave or stove top slowly till all the oils are melted.
3. Weigh your distilled water into a heat tempered glass measuring cup and add the borax and mix well.
4. Now weigh your lye and carefully add it to your distilled water, mixing as you add it slowly. Cover the lye water with a stretch wrap and put it someplace safe to cool down.
5. Once your oils and lye water have cooled down to 110°F degrees, slowly pour the lye water into the oils, using a stick blender at the lowest speed. Mix till the oils and lye water do not separate anymore which can take a few minutes of mixing.
6. Now you can mix in your colorants into the traced soap and then your fragrance or essential oil, mix it in well and then pour it into your molds. Place the "molds" in a safe large plastic container, put a lid on it and then cover it with a blanket for 24 hours. Recipe for Use with our Square Loaf Mold #143