Using Snake Oil in Cold Process Soap
|Ready for our second day of experimenting with snake oil? I am! Yesterday when we made a hand cream with snake oil, I told you I would also share my snake oil soap experience with you. Let’s go!
After a bit of research, I discovered that the snake oil Jerry had ordered for me had the same saponification value as Emu Oil. That made my lye (sodium hydroxide) calculations easy! I simply used our Lye Calculator and marked my desired amount of snake amount as Emu Oil for the calculation.When I made the soap, I was worried that the “meaty” scent of the snake oil would stay with the soap and make it undesirable. I was lucky! The soap didn’t keep the scent and even heated up to completely gel. The gelling is what caused the “artistic outer space” look of the soaps. It was hard to get a good picture of the soap, but I did a pretty good job!
Let’s go make some snake oil soap!
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.
Soap Notes: This soap had a light “soapy” scent that didn’t change after a few days of curing. The soap had a creamy lather that was mostly small bubbles with a few big bubbles that I made just using my hands. I liked the feeling that the soap left on my skin after washing. I tried this soap on my hands, body and face with no problems! I think I would use this soap as a gift for my elderly family members as I think they would like it most.
What do you think? Would you try this soap?