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COLOR PREP: Using a mini-mixer, disperse the 3 teaspoons of
Titanium Dioxide in 3 tablespoons of Sweet Almond Oil. Push the powdered
colorant into the oil to saturate it a bit before turning on the mini-mixer, or
you’ll get a messy cloud of powder color!
ONE: Slowly and carefully add the lye to the water and stir
until clear, taking care to avoid breathing any fumes. Set aside to cool.
TWO: Melt and combine Palm and Coconut Oil. Add Olive Oil,
Castor Oil and Rice Bran Oil.
THREE: When the lye water has cooled to 130 degrees or below
(and is within 10 degrees of the oils), add the lye water to the oils and mix
with a stick blender until a light trace is achieved.
FOUR: Pour 1 1/2 cups of the soap batter into a separate
container, and 1/2 cup of the soap batter into a third container. To the 1 1/2
cup sized portion, add 2 tablespoons of Paprika. To the 1/2 cup sized portion,
add 1 tablespoon dispersed Titanium Dioxide. To the remaining soap, add 1
tablespoon of dispersed Titanium Dioxide and 2 tablespoons of Paprika. Mix all
of the colorants in well using a whisk or stick blender.
FIVE: Add 2.7 ounces of Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil to the
largest of the portions of soap. Mix in well with a whisk.
SIX: To create an In-The-Pot Swirl, start with the smaller,
darker orange colored soap and from a high vantage point, pour into the larger,
lighter orange colored soap at several entry points. Repeat with the white
colored soap. Using a spatula, spoon or chopstick, gently stir the soap with 1
or 2 rotations around the bowl. Resist the temptation and don’t stir much more
than that; we want to swirl, not mix!
SEVEN: Pour the soap into the Heavy Duty Column mold. Allow to
sit for 1-2 days, unmold and proceed to Phase Two. Don’t cut the soap yet!
SAFETY PREP: Suit up for safe handling practices (again)! Goggles,
gloves, and long sleeves are your soap making uniform. Be sure that kids and
pets are out of the house or unable to access your soaping space, and always
soap in a well-ventilated area. Cover your soaping area fully with newspaper or
cardboard just in case your soap spills over.
FOUR: Split the soap into six equal batches. To three of the
batches, add 1 teaspoon dispersed Titanium Dioxide. To the other three batches,
add 1/2 teaspoon Activated Charcoal. Using a whisk, mix the colorants well into
each batch of soap.
FIVE: To one of the batches of white soap, add .3 ounces of
Crisp Anjou Pear Fragrance Oil and mix with a stick blender until a thick trace
is achieved. Pour soap into the mold and tamp the mold on the tabletop to ensure
an even layer and get rid of any air bubbles. Next, add .3 ounces of Crisp Anjou
Pear Fragrance oil to one of the batches of black colored soap and stick blend
until a thick trace is achieved. Carefully pour the soap into the mold over a
spatula to ensure that the black soap does not break through the white soap.
Repeat, alternating color layers until all of the soap is poured.
SIX: Grab your uncut Pumpkin Spice soap loaf and (carefully!)
set on top of your black and white layered soap. You may have to trim a bit off
of the end of the soap in order for it to fit. Make sure your table is fully
protected by newspaper or cardboard in case your soap overflows. With gloves on,
gently press the round orange
soap into the black and white layered soap until the black and white soap
displaces to the top of the loaf mold.
SEVEN: Let the soap sit in the mold for 2-3 days. Unmold, cut
and allow to cure for 4-6 weeks. Enjoy!
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