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:
*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.
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!