A tropical and exhilarating fragrance for that soap you can easily make at home

tropical vanilla soap

Obviously, I am in a soap mood for the moment…yesterday I wrote a post about customizing soap

But it is true…I like making soaps, upon the size you make them, it is so easy to travel with…

I also like the fact I can make my shower gel and shampoo out of my castile soaps.

I make mine with all organic vegetal oils, and I chose to make a cold saponification (the chemical reaction which allow your soap mixture to emulsify…just like mayo.

Material needed to prepare your own DIY vanilla soap

-An electronic weighing scale

-Silicon mold

-A soup blender

– 2 large bowls and 1 small

– a pair of protecting gloves and protecting glasses as well as long sleeves (this should remind you with your science classes isn’t it???)

Ingredients needed to prepare your own 200 grams DIY vanilla soap.

-65.2 grams of castor oil

-22.2 grams of vanilla macerated oil 

vanilla macerated in oil for natural DIY cosmetics recipes

-44 grams of white cocoa butter

white cocoa butter

-15.9 grams of caustic soda (this is why you need to wear protections)

-45.5 grams of mineral water

-3.2 grams of grinded vanilla bean ( it makes approximately a bean)

vanilla pods full of vanilline seeds

-4 drops of ylang ylang essential oil

-3.9 grams of vanilla oleoresine ( what we usually call vanilla essential oil…)

-2 drops of Vitamin E (which is a great antioxidant)

How to proceed to make your own Vanilla soap

-Prepare and measure your essential oils, the grinded vanilla and vitamin E in the small bowl.

-In a large bowl, mix the castor oil with melted cocoa butter and vanilla macerated oil

melting white cocoa butter

– In the second bowl mix…be cautious….pour the mineral water first, that add the caustic soda (not the opposite), the chemical reaction will produce heat (called exothermic reaction)

– Wait your 2 mixture to get to the same temperature, it shouldn’t be too long, but will depend on your room temperature.

-Than pour your caustic mixture into your oily mixture and blend for approximatly 1 to 2 minutes (one more time, it really depends on your room temperature;;; which will make the reaction going more or less fast)

– Your mixture need to adhere to your blender, it should be the same texture as when you cook a jam. Like the texture you see on the photo below

– Add the ingredients contained in the small bowl and mix for a few seconds.

soap mixture

– You can then pour your mixture into your mold, as shown above, I often use large mold, and after drying, I cut this huge bare in several soaps. But my advice for you is to use a silicon mold.

-Let it dry for 1 to 3 days, depending on the size of your mold ( for the mol above, let it dry for 3 days)

You should then let it set for 4 weeks. This setting will allow the reaction to be totally realized, the caustic part is then totally binded with the vegetal oil to create a new substance which is no more caustic…at aaaaall, for example, for the olive oil soap, this substance is named sodium olivate ( like in authentic natural castile soap)…here thanks to our blend, we will obtain a blend of different sodiums…all natural…and safe.

No nasty chemicals!!! Only a sweet caress for your skin…and for environment!!!

As you notice on the photo below, This time I made small soaps, this is perfect for guest soaps…

flower coconut soap

 

This formula is extra soft for your skin and has a dizzying smell of tropic.

Enjoy…and be naturaly beautiful today

Xx

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