- NOTE: This project and these instructions have been written for someone who has experience making soap and knows the potential dangers due to working with sodium hydroxide. It will not outline all safety methods of working with dangerous chemicals, it is simply a soap recipe for advanced soapmakers.
- Put on your protective gear. This is very important since you will be working with an extremely caustic base that can and will burn you if you touch it. Noxious fumes are also released from the exothermic reaction that occurs when you mix the sodium hydroxide with water.
- Wear a face mask or leave the vicinity quickly after stirring the sodium hydroxide into the water. If you get any lye on your skin just wash it off quickly with copious amounts of cool water.
- Prepare the lye solution by weighing the water and lye in two separate containers. Pour the lye into the water, carefully mix in a well-ventilated area and set aside to cool while you prepare your oils.
- Measure the oils and butters and melt in the microwave.
- Measure 1.75 oz. of Satsuma Fragrance Oil in a small beaker and set aside.
- While oils are cooling, measure 1/2 tsp. of Ivory Lace Sparkle Mica Powder and 1/2 tsp. Neon Orange You Glad Powder into separate beakers. Add 0.5 oz. of your mixed oils/butters to each beaker and blend well.
- When oils and water/lye solution are both approximately 120° F, start mixing with stick blender. At light trace, add the fragrance oil and continue blending.
- Add the Neon Orange You Glad Powder mixture from Step 7 and blend until trace.
- Pour soap into mold.
- Allow soap to set up enough to play with the top. Add the Ivory Lace Sparkle Mica/oil mixture to the top of the soap and swirl into the top of the soap. This will achieve a swirled/textured look.
- Allow soap to set up overnight before unmolding and cutting.
- Let soap cure 4-6 weeks.