Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bastile Soap Recipe

This week I decided to make another 
Bastile Soap.
This recipe I will give away.
I just love the way a Bastile Soap hardens up.
The bars seem to last and last and last!
And with the right combinations of oils your skin feels absolutely wonderful!

We will be working with (of course) Olive Oil,

Coconut Oil,

Almond Oil,

Castor Oil,

and Cocoa Butter.

You will need the following for this recipe:

Olive Oil----21 oz
Coconut Oil---8 oz
Almond Oil---3 oz
Castor Oil---2 oz
Cocoa Butter---1 oz

Water (or a milk)--- 10.50
 Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) 4.82 oz

This recipe is for the ones who know have made soap before. The following information is some things that I do personally when making soap.

I like to soap at room temperatures. One of the ways I achieve this is to freeze my water in ice cube trays. I let the ice melt a bit before I add the lye, that way I don't get all the fumes, and the lye does not heat up as high as it normally would. With milk I do not let it melt at all, because lye can scorch you milk.

I slowly add lye to ice water (or frozen milk), stirring in between adding the lye so it will dissolve completely. 
On two occasions I just poured all the lye into the water and stirred and stirred and stirred, and although most of it dissolved there was some lye that became like a sheet of ice. So...I choose to add the lye and stir slowly.

You also need to remember to pick a fragrance oil that will not accelerate trace. The fragrance  oil I used with this recipe had a bit of floral in it which plays a roll in acceleration in your soap.

I literally had to 'plop' the soap in the mold! No making it the way I wanted to this time! LOL All in all I am still happy with how it turned out. The tops are a bit rustic, but with a little glitter it looks great!

This is the soap that I made with this recipe.

Happy Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. I love the look of this soap. It is such a nice holiday soap! I bet it smells marvelous!