I decided to sit out this weeks challenge because I created a couple of salt bars during the challenge already. Since I don't sell my soaps I honestly didn't feel like having a half dozen more salt bars to add to the 20 or so I already have.
So, I will reintroduce my salt bar that I made.... Here is a picture and here is a link to my post AND the recipe. Enjoy!! :)
|80% Coconut Oil, 10% Shea, 10% Castor and 20% SuperFat|
Since coconut can be very drying I went with the 80/20 rule and superfatted big on my first batch. They are very firm and the individual molds made things a bit easier. The recipe is in the link above.
The loaf recipe was 77% Coconut Oil, 10% Castor, 10% Olive and 3% Shea and 20% SF. I also used half and half of fine and course sea salt at 80% ppo. They are pretty nice too. I split the soap up and colored it before I added the salt. Then I split the salt up and mixed it in and layered the colors. I liked making the colors in the loaf but using the individual molds are easier if you don't want the hassle of cutting them while they are warm.
This is what happens when you make soap when you are in a hurry. I put the cardboard on top without putting plastic between it and it during the oven process it puffed up and touched the cardboard and then it stuck to it. Then, in my hurry to cut it I cut such big pieces that you need a crane to pick one up. AND... They do not cut well (at all) after they cool down. They smell really nice... lol