Suit up! Make sure you’re wearing long sleeves, put on your goggles and gloves and make sure there are no small children or pets around. Carefully add the lye to the water (never the other way around!) and
mix until the water is clear. Set aside to cool.
Step 2: Melt and mix the Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil,
Castor Oil. Slowly add the lye water to the oils, stick blending for about 10-15
seconds or until you reach a light trace. Not sure what trace is? Click
the Soap Queen.TV Cold Process video that shows trace.
Step 3: Pour out a 1/2 cup of the soap batter into a separate
container. Set the container aside for now. We'll be back to it soon.
Add 4 Tablespoons of the Almond Meal to the remaining
soap batter and 1 ounce of Lavender and Herb Fragrance Oil. Give it a good mix
with a stick blender until you have a nice thick trace. TIP:
thick trace is important since we're going to be pouring another layer on top.
The soap needs to to be thick enough to support the next layer.
Step 5: Pour the almond meal soap batter into the lined, 2
Step 6: Fill your tea infuser with Super Pearly White Mica. Sprinkle
the mica by shaking the tea infuser over the top layer of the soap batter. Sprinkle the mica as finely and evenly as you can. TIP:
Too much mica in the vein may make your layers separate. If you accidentally
sprinkle on too much, put your goggles on and blow the excess off. It's messy,
but it works.
Now getting back to the 1/2 cup of soap batter; Mix in
1/2 teaspoon of Cappuccino Mica and 1/3 of an ounce of Dark Rich Chocolate
Fragrance Oil. Since there's so little soap batter to work with, a whisk will
Step 8: Pour the chocolate scented soap on top of the first
layer of almond meal soap. TIP: Pour the chocolate layer over
the back of a spoon to disperse the soap batter and prevent it from disturbing
the mica layer.
Optional: Since my trace was pretty thick, I saw the opportunity
to make a curly circle design on top. But texture the top with any design that
Step 9: Let the soap cool for 24 hours and it's ready to cut.