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Rice Flower and Shea Cold Process Soap Recipe

Yield: (8) Bars  |  Est. Time: 1 Hour  |  Level: Advanced – Danger Chemicals

About This Recipe:

Rice Flower and Shea Fragrance Oil is a very fresh floral scent with a creamy shea undertone. Just enough floral but not too much. In this recipe we will also be using shea butter, which makes such a creamy, lathery bar of soap. We had so much fun layering this soap. Get creative, you can make really thin lines or big thick lines. 

Shopping List:
(1) Distilled Water

(1) 1 lb Palm Oil

(1) 2.5 gm Bag Activated Charcoal - Super Fine

Recipe Ingredients:

Measure ingredients with a scale or precise measuring tool.

• 9.80 oz. Distilled Water
• 4.90 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Flakes
• 12 oz. Palm Oil
• 10 oz. Coconut Oil - 76º Melt
• 10 oz. Olive Oil - Refined A
• 2 oz. Shea Butter - Ultra Refined
• 2 oz. Rice Flower & Shea* Fragrance Oil 233
• 1 Teaspoon(s) Titanium Dioxide Pigment Powder - For Oil
• 1 Teaspoon(s) Activated Charcoal - Super Fine
• 1 Teaspoon(s) Amethyst Purple Mica Powder
• 1 Teaspoon(s) Traditional - Caribbean Blue Glitter
Equipment From Home:
• (1) Safety Equipment (goggles,mask,gloves)
• (1) Scale - Digital Display
• (1) Polypropylene Pitcher
• (1) Polypropylene Container for lye
• (1) Sparulas
• (1) Microwave or Double Boiler
• (1) Microwave-Safe Measuring Cup (64 oz.)
• (4) Plastic Containers for colors
• (1) Measuring Spoons
• (1) Stick Blender
• (1) 1" Book or other flat object
• (1) Skewer or Chopstick
• (1) Freezer (optional)
Recipe Disclaimer:

We are not responsible for the products you create from our supplies.

You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.

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.
  1. 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.
  2. Melt the Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Palm Oil in double boiler or microwave until melted. Add Olive Oil and stir (set aside).
  3. Prepare Colors: In first plastic container place a teaspoon of the Activated Charcoal with a few drops of the melted mixed oils and stir. (This helps break down clumps of color when adding to the soap batter.) Set aside.
  4. To second container, add a teaspoon of Titanium Dioxide with a few drops of melted mixed oils to break up the color. Set aside.
  5. To third container, add a teaspoon of Amethyst Purple Mica with a few drops of your melted mixed oils to break up the color. Set aside. 
  6. In fourth bowl add a teaspoon of Caribbean Blue Glitter with a few drops of your melted mixed oils to break up the color. Set aside.
  7. When lye has cooled, pour lye into liquid oils and hand stir for a minute with the stick blender, then blend with small bursts and stir until it is emulsified to a light trace.
  8. Add fragrance oil and hand stir for a minute. Use a stick blender until it is blended.
  9. Split the soap batter into the 4 prepared containers with colors. Mix each colored soap batter until thoroughly blended. 
  10. Place a book on table or another flat object that is about an inch thick. Place the loaf mold on the corner of it so the soap mold is tilted on its long side. Gently pour some of the first color slowly down the length of the mold and set the rest of the soap off to the side.
  11. Move the mold to the other side of book on table and let it slant on the other long side. (The soap in mold will move a bit but you are building layers and it will look awesome when you cut it).  Pour another color lengthwise and set aside.
  12. Keep alternating by moving the mold from one side to the other and adding the other colors.
  13. Repeat until you are to the top. Once it is almost full, tap the mold gently on counter top. Next pour 3 colors on top making three straight lines. Then tap down again. 
  14. Take a skewer and starting on the end stick it just through the top layer and make a figure eight design all the way down to the other end of mold. 
  15. Let sit for 24-48 hours in mold.
  16. Take soap out of mold and slice into bars. You can put loaf in freezer for 45 min. to help pop out the loaf from the mold. Let cure 4-6 weeks. 
  17. Wrap and label your soaps. There are cute decorative papers you can use or you can add a cigar band around them - shrink wrap or place in a cello bag with a cute ribbon.  
To Use: Lather onto wet skin and rinse with warm water. Avoid contact with eyes. 

Ingredient Label: Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Fragrance, Activated Carbon, Titanium Dioxide, Glitter, Mica, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide.

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