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Chocolate Chunk Cookie Soap, Day One

Good chocolate is a luxury here in Beijing and I’ve found myself missing being able to pick up chocolate chips for baking (and eating with peanut butter on a spoon). I decided to make a soap that would hopefully settle my addiction for chocolate and particularly chocolate chunk cookies. Since this is a two part soap process, we will be taking two days to make this soap.

I am using Cocoa Butter to give the soap a chocolatey smell and I’m going to increase the scent by also using Cocoa Powder. You can use any type of Cocoa Powder that you have available. I didn’t want to use a fragrance because I didn’t want to have a fragrance competing with the scent I have planned for the “dough”.

Let’s start with making our chocolate chunks!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Palm Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Cocoa Butter
Sodium Hydroxide
Water
Cocoa Powder
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Immersion Blender
Soap Bucket
Soaping Goggles
Mold of your choice (I’m using an empty milk carton, quart sized.)

Recipe:

Recipe in ounces:
6 ounces Palm Oil
5 ounces Coconut Oil
4 ounces Olive Oil
1 ounce Cocoa Butter
2.3 ounces Sodium Hydroxide (6% Superfat)
6 ounces Water
1 tsp Cocoa Powder
Recipe in grams:
169.9 grams Palm Oil
141.6 grams Coconut Oil
113.2 grams Olive Oil
28.3 grams Cocoa Butter
65.2 grams Sodium Hydroxide (6% Superfat)
170 grams Water
1 tsp Cocoa Powder
Recipe in Percentages
37.5% Palm Oil
31.25% Coconut Oil
25% Olive Oil
6.25% Cocoa Butter
q.s. Sodium Hydroxide (6% Superfat)
q.s. Water
q.s. Cocoa Powder

*q.s. = Quantity Sufficient. This is an ingredient that needs to have the amount calculated to match the size of batch that you are making.

Making Soap:
Measure fixed oils on your scale. Warm the fixed oils on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the oils in a microwave. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Add the Cocoa Powder to the melted oils and stir until completely mixed. This will help prevent dry clumps of Cocoa Powder in the finished soap.

Once the oils and lye solution temperatures have dropped to a lower temperature (my temperatures were around 120 degrees Fahrenheit), combine oils and lye solution. Mix until thin trace. Pour soap into the desired mold. Allow to sit until soap is firm. The next day cut into chunks.

Tomorrow, I’ll be back and share the rest of the process with you!

Completely melted oils.

Completely melted oils in soap bucket.

Cocoa Powder being mixed with the oils.

Cocoa Powder being mixed with the oils.

Completely mixed raw soap.

Completely mixed raw soap.

Soap being cut after 24 hours.

Soap being cut after 24 hours.

We now have chocolate chunks!

We now have chocolate chunks!

Adding the Cocoa Powder to the oils.

Adding the Cocoa Powder to the oils.

Mixing the oils and lye solution.

Mixing the oils and lye solution.

Raw soap after being poured into the mold.

Raw soap after being poured into the mold.

Cutting the soap into strips.

Cutting the soap into strips.

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