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Liquid Sunshine Orange Soap With Dried Orange Slices

This orange soap recipe makes 2 lbs of soap. A beautiful swirled orange colour, add dried orange slices before gifting them to friends and family.

Equipment

  • Kitchen scale
  • Infrared thermometer
  • Stainless steel double boiler
  • Heatproof measuring cup
  • Immersion blender
  • Loaf soap mold (2 lbs)
  • Safety gear (rubber gloves, face mask, apron, eye protection, etc.)
  • Spatula
  • Chopstick

Instructions

  • Use your kitchen scale to measure out all your ingredients.
  • Melt your oils together in the double boiler until they reach 115°F.
  • Meanwhile, combine your water and lye together in a Pyrex cup. Stir until fully dissolved and then cool in an ice bath until 115°F.
  • Using the immersion blender, combine your lye water and oils until it reaches trace.
  • Separate your soap batter into 3 bowls. One bowl should hold 2/3, another 1/3, and the third a scoop.
  • Add the essential oils to 2/3 of the soap batter. Mix with the immersion blender. Pour into the soap mold.
  • Top off with the 1/3 unscented soap.
  • Mix your gold mica with the remaining scoop of soap. Pour over the top of the soap mold. Use a chopstick to pull through the soap and create swirls.
  • Decorate one side of the soap with whole dried calendula flowers.
  • Let the soap sit somewhere warm for 48 hours.
  • Cut soap into equal sections. Let sit in a cool, dark place for 6 weeks in order to cure.
  • Decorate by wrapping a dried orange slice around the bar of soap with garden twine. Add a gift tag with the variety of soap.