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Rainy Days Soap


    Date : 1997-11-21

    This soap will be in 2 batches as one part is colored. Make both batches at the same time.

    Ingredients:

    Part One
    • 11.8 oz wt Lye (sodium hydroxide)
    • 30 fl oz Distilled Water
    Part 2
    • 2.35 oz wt Lye (sodium hydroxide)
    • 6 fl oz Distilled Water

    Instructions:

    In two different containers mix lye solutions by adding solid lye to the distilled water. Set solutions aside where they can cool undisturbed.

    Melt the oils in two different containers. Part One will make the white soap. Part two will make the colored swirl.

    When temperatures are close to 110°F mix the lye solution into the fats for the respective batches. The temperature is not critical so do not wait to acheive the exact number. Add the colorant to the smaller batch.

    Your mold will determine the trace which is needed. If pouring into a shallow mold take both batches to a thin trace. If pouring into PVC pipe take both batches to a medium trace.

    When trace is achieved add fragrance oil to the white (larger batch). If your mold is shallow pour entire white batch into mold. Pour small amounts of blue soap in random spacing into the white soap. Using a chopstick or other implement swirl the blue throughout the white. Allow to sit until soap is firm.

    If your mold is deeper or PVC pipe then layer white, blue, white, blue, white. Using a chopstick or other implement swirl the blue throughout the white. Allow to sit until soap is firm.

    Upon firming remove the soap from the mold. Cut into bars and stack allowing for good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will allow for a harder bar.