Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pineapple, Coconut & Oatmeal Soap

My first blog post! This is a soap I made earlier today. It's hot processed and contains pineapple juice, coconut milk and oatmeal. Scented with a coconut citrus fragrance and topped with glitter :)
















7 comments:

  1. I am commenting way to much.... but OMG THIS IS GORGEOUS!! You are making me want to HP again!

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  2. Hey, thanks so much!!! I tend to go through phases, and right now I seem to be stuck on making HP soap! I love that it is ready so much faster and that I don't have to use as much f.o. in it...the fragrance seems to stick around a lot longer in my HP soap too!

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  3. How did the pineapple juice react with the lye and did the pineapple color the soap?

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  4. Hi Kirppu, I added the pineapple juice after the cook, so it didn't interact directly with the lye. The next time I soap a tropical fragrance, I will use pineapple juice as part of my lye solution and post my results!

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  5. Did you ever try pineapple juice in with the lye solution? I'm wondering if I can add it to cold process soap or if I should try to find some pineapple oil?

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    1. Hi Lindsey, thanks for stopping by! I haven't used 100% citrus juice in CP soap yet, because acidic juices can neutralize the lye and you could end up with a soft, over-superfat soap that won't set up. Having said that though, I do have a soaping friend who has used 100% juice and she said she had no troubles with her soap (perhaps she used juices that were less acidic?). If you want to try using juice to dissolve your lye, I would try 1/2 frozen pineapple juice and 1/2 frozen water. Or, you could freeze together pineapple juice and coconut milk and use that 50:50 with water.

      Here is a great video from Soaping101 on what can happen when you use 100% acidic juice, and the next video explains how to counterbalance the acidity: Making Cold Process Citrus Soap {from whole lemons}

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