I decided to restock my Coconut Cream soap. This is made with 100% coconut oil (with a 20% SF), and contains coconut milk, coconut water, coconut flour and is fragranced with coconut, of course!
Coconut milk and coconut water measured out:
Coconut flour measured out:
Adding the lye to the water:
Adding the coconut milk + coconut water to the oils:
Interestingly, this coconut soap has always separated and riced on me, and I have to stickblend it back together until it is smooth. I was hoping to take a picture of this to show you, but it didn't try to rice at all today. I have always presumed it was the fragrance oil that was causing this, but now I am thinking it might be due to the temperatures. I usually try to soap this recipe fairly warm to avoid false trace (which, I understand, can happen easier with a 100% coconut oil soap), but today I was delayed and ended up letting the lye solution cool longer than I normally would have. I wish I had thought to record the exact temperatures of the oil and lye solution for next time I make this (triple duh!).
Here it is poured into the mold:
Dividers in, nice and creamy:
I checked on it 30 minutes later, and what do I see?!
Quadruple duh....I forgot that this recipe heats up pretty good and I usually elevate the mold slightly and blow a fan on it. It only partially gelled, so it is currently on a time-out on the heating pad - I'm attempting to force it into a full gel:
I also made some coconut cream to go along with the coconut soap:
And I made these the other day just for fun, they are Black Raspberry Vanilla, and I used my homemade melt and pour soap to make the raspberries:
And now, I'm glad this duh-day is almost over...I hope you all are having a fantastic week - thanks for stopping by!
Update: The partial gel won....I officially give up. The heating pad did nothing, so I transferred it into the oven...still nothing! Partial gel it is.