Honey Beeswax Cold Process Soap

Honey Beeswax CP

Recipe:

0.55 oz Cocoa Butter

3.3 oz Coconut Oil

2.75 oz Olive Oil (pure)

3.3 oz Palm Oil

1.1 oz Sunflower Seed Oil

1.6 oz Sodium Hydroxide (lye)

3.6 oz Distilled Water

1 teaspoon Sodium Lactate

0.8 oz Honey Beeswax fragrance

Milk and Honey Mold

 

SAFETY: Make sure goggles, gloves, and long sleeves are in place. Kids, pets, and other tripping/distraction hazards should be out of the house or not able to access your soaping space for at least an hour. Always soap in a well ventilated area.

ONE: Slowly and carefully add the lye to the water, and stir until clear. Set aside to cool. Add the Sodium Lactate to the cooled lye water and gently stir.

TWO: Melt and combine the Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, and Palm Oil. Add the Olive Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil and stir until combined.

THREE: Once the lye water and oils are at or below 120 degrees (and ideally within 10 degrees of each other), slowly and carefully pour the lye water into the oils. I like to pour down a spatula or the shaft of my stick blender to eliminate air bubbles. Give the mixture a couple swirls with the stick blender off, then turn the stick blender on and bring the soap to light trace.

Mixing Lye and Oils

FOUR: Add the Honey Beeswax Fragrance Oil and continue to blend with the stick blender until the fragrance oil is fully mixed in and the soap reaches medium trace.
Adding FO

 

Trace

FIVE: Pour the soap into each cavity of the mold. Tamp the mold on the table to eliminate air bubbles.

Poured into mold

Optional: Spray the back of the soap with 91% Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol and cover and insulate for 24 hours. Allow the soap to sit in the mold for at least 5 days before attempting to unmold.

 

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