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Brilliant Bronze Cold Process Soap Recipe



Dive into the luxurious world of homemade soap with the Brilliant Bronze cold-process soap recipe. This stunning creation is not just a soap; it's a piece of art that brings the allure and sophistication of bronze right into your bathroom. The Brilliant Bronze soap recipe is designed for those who appreciate the beauty and elegance of handcrafted items. With its eye-catching bronze color and superior moisturizing properties, each bar promises a bathing experience that pampers the skin while adding a touch of opulence to your daily routine.

INFORMATION
Difficulty: Intermediate
Yield: 8 Bars

TIMING
Prep Time / Clean Up: 30 Minutes
Perform Time: 2 Hours
Total Time: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes (longer if putting through gel, which is recommended)
Cure Time: 4-6 Weeks

SUPPLIES
  • Goggles
  • Extra Long Disposable Gloves (easily found in dishwashing section at your local supermarket)
  • Digital Scale
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Stick Blender
  • A 2-Quart Glass Mixing Bowl or Microwavable Plastic Bowl
  • 4 x Funnel Pitchers (or containers for mixing in)
  • Small Containers (for holding ingredients)
  • 3 x Spatulas
  • Pipettes (for fragrance) (Optional)
  • Measuring Spoons
  • 2 x Fine Mesh Strainers (stainless steel)
  • Paper Towels
  • 8” Tall & Skinny Loaf Mold 
  • Calculator
  • Funnel 
  • Dust Mask 
  • Small Spoon 
  • Plastic Wrap (optional)
  • Wax Paper (optional)
  • Scissors (optional)
  • Bulb Syringe (found in the baby department of your local supermarket)
  • Bottle w/ Mist Sprayer Lid
  • Heating Pad (optional)
  • Timer (optional)
  • Plexiglass or Cardboard (cut to fit the top of mold) (optional)
  • Cardboard Frame (to elevate mold cover so the design is not disturbed) (optional)
  • Towels/Blankets (optional)
  • Knife or Wire Soap Cutter 
  • Vegetable Peeler (optional)

INGREDIENTS
  • 6.7 oz / 190 g Cold Distilled Water (Water as a percent of oil weight: 25%)
  • 3.7 oz / 105 g Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) (8% Super Fat/Lye Discount)
  • 1.5 teaspoons / 9 g Sodium Lactate 60% (optional) (1 tsp PPO) (helps the soap to harden and release from mold sooner) If not available, dissolve 1/4 teaspoon salt per pound of hard (saturated) oils in distilled water and cool before adding the lye. For this recipe use a scant 1/4 tsp)
  • 8.0 oz / 228 g Coconut Oil (30%)
  • 2.7 oz / 76 g Avocado Oil (10%)
  • 1.3 oz / 38 g Castor Oil (5%)
  • 10.7 oz / 304 g Olive Oil (40%)
  • 4.0 oz / 114 g Cocoa Butter, cut into small pieces (15%)
  • 2.0 oz / 58 g Bronze Goddess Fragrance Oil (5.5%)
  • 1.5 tsp White Kaolin Clay, Divided (1 tsp PPO)
  • Approximately 3 tsp Gold Rush Mica (for mica line and top)
  • Approximately 1 tsp Fiery Copperhead Mica (for mica line)
  • Approximately 4 tsp Isopropyl Alcohol (91% easily found in the first-aid department of your local supermarket or pharmacy)

Why Go Brilliant Bronze?

Creating Brilliant Bronze bars is an exciting journey into the realm of cold process soap making, a method beloved by DIY enthusiasts for its versatility and the quality of soap it produces. This recipe combines carefully selected oils and butters that nourish and hydrate the skin, ensuring that the soap is as beneficial as it is beautiful. The bronze color is achieved through a blend of Wholesale Supplies Plus-approved colorants, offering a safer and more skin-friendly product.

Consider Customizing Your Bronze Bar

One of the joys of making your own bronze bars is the ability to customize the recipe to suit your personal preferences. Whether you're drawn to the therapeutic benefits of essential oils or the subtle beauty of natural additives, the Brilliant Bronze soap recipe serves as a perfect canvas for your creativity. Moreover, cold process soap making is a rewarding skill that allows you to control exactly what goes on your skin, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

The process of creating Brilliant Bronze soap is as satisfying as using the finished product. The transformation of simple ingredients into a luxurious bar of soap feels like alchemy, offering a deep sense of accomplishment and the pleasure of having created something truly unique. Whether you're crafting soaps for personal use, as gifts, or even to sell, the Brilliant Bronze recipe is a fantastic addition to your collection.

FAQs About the Brilliant Bronze Cold Process Soap Recipe:


What safety precautions should I take when making cold process soap?
Safety is paramount in soap making. Always wear gloves and safety goggles to protect your skin and eyes from the lye solution. Work in a well-ventilated area, and keep vinegar handy to neutralize any spills.

Can I add fragrance or essential oils to my bronze bar soap?
Absolutely! You can customize your soap with fragrance or essential oils. Add them at trace to ensure the scent is well incorporated. Be sure to check the maximum usage rates for the oils to prevent skin irritation.

Why is my soap not the bronze color I expected?
The final color of your bronze bars can be influenced by several factors, including the natural color of the oils used, the amount and type of colorant, and even the trace of the soap. Experimenting with colorant levels and ensuring thorough mixing can help achieve the desired shade of bronze.
 





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