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Single Oil Soap - Golden Jojoba Oil

I wanted to start this week off by a very interesting single oil soap. Let’s take a look a Jojoba Oil. Jojoba is a liquid wax that is harvested from a desert shrub. This oil is very different because it is also fairly stable. Let’s go see what happens when we make a Jojoba Oil Soap!

I really struggled to get this soap to trace. It seemed to take forever. Granted, ten minutes is not forever but compared to most soap I make, that is a long time to spend mixing. I poured it into the soap mold and let it sit for 24 hours. When I came back, it had separated! Frustrated, I went to got talk to Tina in out Technical Support Department. I learned that Jojoba has a lot on non-saponifiable oils and that this is why it had separated. I hadn’t done anything wrong, it was just the nature of the oil.

When I went to the sink to test this soap it started off feeling oily. There were not any suds or even an occasion bubble. It did feel very creamy and while I was using it, I thought how it might make a nice scrub. I did notice that the soap after being made, had a funny, smokey, herbaceous odor to it. Not bad, just not something I would use a fruity scent with.

I would make a scrub with this soap. I would add either salt or sugar and stir well 24 hours after the soap had been made. With this type of scrub, you get the benefit of a soap, a scrub and a massage oil! The un-saponified oils would get to stay behind after a good cleaning and exfoliation. I might even make a soap that is half Coconut, half Jojoba soap. That would be fun, what do you think?

Needed Materials

Ingredients
Jojoba Oil
Lye
Water
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe

Recipe in Grams
454 grams Jojoba Oil
28 grams Lye
177 mL Water
Recipe in Ounces
16 oz Jojoba Oil
0.99 oz Lye
6 oz Water
Recipe in Percentages
100% Jojoba Oil
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Water

Weigh the Jojoba Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat until warm. This took about 3 minutes for me. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oil and lye solution and blend until trace is achieved. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Soap

Heated Golden Jojoba Oil

Mixing Lye Solution

Mixing Soap

Mixing Soap

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