Glowing Ember: Goat's Milk Castile Soap
A beautiful, crackling fire is a symbol of warmth and comfort that can help us feel a little better no matter what the day has thrown our way. A nourishing and cleansing bar of soap can help bring that same warm and cozy feeling to bath time. This true castile soap is formulated with 100% olive oil, resulting in a gentle and hydrating bar that is safe for sensitive skin. The addition of goat’s milk can help to ease dryness and irritation while working to preserve the skin barrier during cleansing. Amber Glow Fragrance Oil and Dragon’s Blood Fragrance Oil come together to create an aroma like the glowing embers of a fire, warm and captivating, with notes of black cherry, sandalwood, and patchouli.
- 24 Bar Individual Silicone Soap Mold
- 80 oz of Olive Oil
- 13.2 oz of Distilled Water
- 13.2 oz of Goat’s Milk
- 10.4 oz of Sodium Hydroxide Lye
- 5 oz of Amber Glow Fragrance Oil
- 1 oz of Dragon’s Blood Fragrance Oil
- Weigh and combine the fragrance oils, then set them aside.
- Weigh each base oil and combine them in a large bowl. Place the bowl on top of a large pot about ⅓ full of water. Bring the water to a boil. Heat the oils until fully melted and blended, stirring occasionally.
- While the oils are 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.
- Let the oils and lye mixture both cool to 120 degrees or below, ensuring that they are within 10 degrees of each other.
- Place the immersion blender into the oils, tapping it on the bottom of the bowl to release any air bubbles.
- 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.
- 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.
- Working quickly, stir (do not blend) in the goat’s milk essential oil or fragrance oil blend.
- Once the soap reaches about a medium trace, pour it into the mold, scraping the bowl to ensure no soap is left behind. Tap the molds on the table or counter to release any trapped air bubbles.
- Cover the molds and allow the soap to sit in the mold for 48-72 hours at room temperature. Unmold soap and allow to cure for 6-8 weeks.
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