This next recipe is AMAZING. First, it’s amazing because it’s a scent that’s very similar to one that I used to purchase at the shopping mall- but now it’s even more amazing because I can make my own version for a fraction of the cost (yippee!).
I just adore this warm, cozy fragrance, especially in the colder months. Second, it’s amazing because it’s packed FULL of ingredients that moisturize, soothe, and nourish my skin leaving it feeling silky and smooth. And lastly, it’s amazing because it’s a very straight forward recipe that you can easily do yourself- even if you’ve never attempted soap making before. Amazing, right?! (did I say that already?)
So let’s get started!
Warm Vanilla Sugar CP Bar Soap
For this recipe, you’re going to need:
And then you’ll follow these steps:
Step 1. SAFETY FIRST! Put on those safety goggles, pull down your long sleeves, and wear some gloves! If you have an apron, it’s probably a good idea to toss that on too.
Step 2. Prepare the lye/water mixture. Add the lye to the water and stir well. Don’t breathe in the fumes! Ever! Be sure to take your deep breaths far away from the mixture and if your area isn’t well ventilated, you might want to open a window. Set the mixture to the side and allow it to cool to about 110 degrees (which you can measure with a kitchen or candy thermometer).
Step 3. Combine all of the base oils together and slowly melt over medium heat using a double boiler. Allow the mixture to cool to about 110 degrees (just like you do with the lye water).
Step 4. Slowly and carefully add the lye water mixture TO the melted oils (never the other way around, doing this step backwards could result in a volcanic eruption and some pretty mean burns. And no one wants that!). Stir, stir, stir until trace occurs, which looks like thin pudding. This can take a while if stirring by hand- or you can speed it up by using a stick blender.
Step 5. After you’ve reached trace, add in the fragrance oil and blend into the mixture.
Step 6. Pour your traced soap mixture into the molds you?ve picked to use and leave to sit for 3 to 5 days before unmolding them, then allow your new soap to sit for a full 4 to 6 weeks (yes, the waiting is the worst part- but it?s worth it!) to finish the saponification process.
Lather up and enjoy all of your hard work with your new handmade soap! And if you didn?t know, friends and family LOVE receiving beautiful homemade gifts, so be sure to share!
Recipe Warm Vanilla Sugar CP Bar Soap