Orange Eucalyptus Cold-Process Soap
- Coconut Oil (76°) = 10.56 ounces
- Vegetable Shortning = 10.56 ounces
- Olive Oil (Pomance*) = 10.88 ounces
- Lye = 4.53 ounces
- Water = 10.56 ounces
- Valencia Orange Essential Oil = 1/4 tsp
- Eucalyptus E.O. = 1/4 tsp
- Lime E.O. = 1/8 tsp
First thing first. (after getting everything out and preparing my molds).
Measuring out the oils: Coconut oil & the vegetable shorting are slightly solid and room temp.
The olive oil I used was infused with Annatto/Achiote seed this is whats gives in it the Orange color.
Here is some infused oil idea: http://www.lovinsoap.com/2011/07/color-soap-naturally-infusing-oil-with-herbs-and-spices/
Measuring out the Lye.
*Pictures not taken*
Added Lye to water in steel pot.
Added Oils to Lye mixture.
Mixing until almost trace
Adding Valencia Oil, Eucalytus & Lime Essential Oils.
After mixing. Adding to soap mold. (It’s a bit thicker than I’d prefer here)
Added leftover soap in Silicone Ice tray & yogurt cup (I greased with Vaseline)
The next day I removed from molds & sliced the loaf.