Winter Sunshine Soap
Here in Northern Utah, this winter has started off in a very typical way. But now we have had three weeks of cold, cold temperatures and lots of fog and haze. It makes you wish for someplace warm and sunny! I wanted to make a soap that would transport me to a warmer climate. This is the result.
32 oz wt Palm Kernel Oil
8 oz wt Shea Butter, Refined
24 oz wt Sunflower Oil
8.8 oz wt Sodium Hydroxide
24 oz water
0.15 cc Lemon Yellow Color
30 ml Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil
6 ml Bergamot & Chamomile Fragrance Oil
1 ml Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
Combine all oils and melt. Bring to 110-120 F. Add lye to water. Cool to 120-130 F. Add lemon yellow color. Add the lye solution to oils and mix until trace. Add fragrances. Pour into mold and let it harden. I can normally cut my soap 12-18 hours after pouring into the mold. Cut the soap into bars and let dry.
Remember to wear your goggles and gloves while making soap.
Makes 5 pounds of soap.