so I finally have all the ingredients for my second batch of soap. The first one I made was castile soap and I think it was lye heavy as it leaves my hands kinda pinkish ( I ordered some strips to test it that should arrive in 2 days)
I want to give the finished soap I will make for christmas and there is not enough time for errors.
This is what I have planned:
Olive oil 40%
Babassu oil 25%
Shea butter 20%
Castor oil 3%
Emu oil 2%
I plan to use aloe vera juice for half the water. I also want to use only 25% of water down from 38% for faster cure time.
Super fat discount 5%
for scent I have 1/2oz of lemongrass and 1/2oz of lavender EO
now I want it more lemoney than lavenderey (lol) so I am thinking about using only like 1/3oz of lavender since citrus tends to disappear? or maybe even 1/4oz
I also have some violet pigment and I want to make a marble pattern. I will be using plumbing pipes as a mold to make round soap.
Plan on mixing everything at 110F
also these are the numbers that soapcalc gives when I run the recipe through it
can you tell I am freaking out a little?
I really am out of funds so this soap better turn out great or my fam will be without christmas gifts