Updated: Feb 10
This soap is good for hydration, soothing for rashes, and minor wounds, and strong cleansing properties with good bubbles and lather.
Tara's Soap Recipe
Spoon for mixing
15.96 oz Water
Place pot on medium heat, and add Tallow, Shea Butter, Hazelnut Oil, Avocado
Oil, and Castor Oil to pot. Heat until the entire mixture is liquid.
2. While oil mixture is heating up, in a separate bowl add the water, put your rubber gloves on, and eye protection and slowly add the lye to the water. Stir the lye water mixture carefully, ensuring that the lye dissolves, and doesn't clump up. This mixture will create a chemical boil, be very careful not to splash or get on your skin. Take caution not to breathe in the steam caused by the chemical boil, it can be an irritant.
3. Allow the oil mixture, and the lye water mixture to both cool to 100 - 110 degrees. (Do not skip this step - or you will have a soap explosion in your kitchen)
4. Carefully pour the lye water into the pot of oils.
5. Mix with hand mixer until trace forms. (It will turn from a clear golden color to a opaque batter looking mixture)
6. If you are planning on adding color or scent with essential oils to your soap this is the time to add it. If you wanted to add multiple colors to the soap, separate the mixture into different bowls, and add the different color dyes to the individual bowls. *Take caution with essential oils - some oils can be skin irritants (like cinnamon).
7. Pour the soap into the Molds, and cover with a towel or blanket for 24 hours. After 24 hours check if your fingers can mark the surface of the soap. If they can, let sit for another 12-24 hours.
8. With gloves still on, wash and store your equipment.
9. Remove the soap from the mold and/or cut into bars. Place on a shelf or rack for the next 6 weeks to cure. After curing, place in a cool dry location with ventilation, and one in the bathroom - your soap is ready to be used!