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Champagne & Roses Cold Process Soap

Champagne & Roses Cold Process Soap

Champagne and roses are beautiful symbols of celebration that we may see no matter how we like to honor our accomplishments.  Whether we’re lifting our glass to champagne toasts at a large gathering with floral centerpieces or sipping a glass of bubbly while enjoying a rose petal bath at home, the pair can help to make an occasion feel special.  Pink Champagne and Rose Petal Fragrance Oils combine to create a soft and sweet aroma with rich floral notes and bright fruity accents to remind us of the moments worth celebrating.  These fragrance oils can provide a distinctive and long-lasting scent for cold process soap.  A base of olive, palm, coconut, sweet almond, and castor oils come together to form a smooth and creamy bar of soap perfect for a simple and classy design.  Pearl mica helps to create swirls of shimmer and shine throughout the bar, reminiscent of a glass of tiny bubbles catching the light.

Ingredients

Supplies

  • Heat-Safe Soap Loaf Mold
  • Immersion Blender
  • Digital Kitchen Scale
  • Small Bowl for Essential Oils
  • Medium Glass Bowl for Lye Mixture
  • Large Glass or Stainless Steel Bowl for Base Oils
  • Pot or Double Boiler
  • Spoon or Rubber Spatula
  • Gloves
  • Safety Glasses or Goggles  

Instructions

***Make sure to wear safety glasses or goggles, gloves, and long-sleeve clothing.  Working with lye and high temperatures requires caution and safe practices.  Always make soap in a well-ventilated area.

  1. Measure and combine the fragrance oils and set them aside.
  2. Weigh each oil and add them to a large bowl.  Place the bowl on top of a large pot that is about 1/3 full of water and bring the water to a boil.  Heat the oil until fully melted, stirring occasionally.
  3. While the oil is melting, weigh out the lye and water in two separate bowls.  Slowly add the lye to the water while gently stirring until the lye is fully dissolved and the liquid is clear.
  4. Let the oils and lye mixture both cool to 130 degrees or below, ensuring that they are within 10 degrees of each other.
  5. Place the immersion blender into the oil, tapping it on the bottom of the bowl to release any air bubbles.  This is a safety precaution that prevents the bubbles from coming to the surface when you begin mixing in the lye.
  6. Slowly and gently pour the lye water into the oil mixture.  You can pour down the side of the bowl or down the shaft of the immersion blender to reduce the chance of splashing.
  7. Pulse the blender a few times, watching as the oils and lye start to combine.  Switch between short pulses and stirring with the blender until the mixture comes together to a light trace.  
  8. Add colorant, a few drops at a time, until the desired color is achieved.
  9. Working quickly, stir (do not blend) in the fragrance oil blend.  Add the pearl mica and quickly stir a few times to create swirls of sparkle.
  10. Once the soap reaches about a medium trace, quickly pour the soap mixture into the mold, scraping the bowl to ensure no soap is left behind.  Tap the mold on the table or counter to release any trapped air bubbles.
  11. Allow the soap to sit in the mold for 48-72 hours at room temperature.  Unmold the soap, cut it into the desired bar size and allow it to cure for 4-6 weeks.
  12. Use and enjoy.

Champagne & Roses Cold Process Soap Recipe

 

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