I love this recipe because everything about it is natural, including the gorgeous pink color! The bars are a generous size at about 4.7 ounces after 24 hours, and will continue to shrink slightly as they lose water weight during cure time. The pink salt provides a beautiful surface texture and lovely scrub for those rough spots.
What You Need:
12 oz Palm Oil
12 oz Coconut Oil
12 oz Olive Oil
12 oz Distilled Water
5.2 oz Sodium Hydroxide
1 Tablespoon Rose Clay
2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Liquid
Feel free to adjust the recipe by adding some healing butters such as mango, cocoa, shea, or avocado. Just be sure to run your recipe through a lye calculator to get the correct amount of lye for the new oils. This very basic recipe of palm, coconut and olive oil is simple but makes a great bar of soap that lasts long and lathers big.
Begin by making a slurry out of the Rose Clay and Aloe Vera Liquid. Rose Clay is extremely absorbent and will suck the moisture out of your soap if you don’t make a slurry first. Plus, it is was easier to incorporate the clay when it is wet. Notice how dark the color is. The clay ends up drying a nice light pink in your finished product. You can use water to make the slurry, but I love aloe liquid for it’s added moisturizing benefits. If you feel like you are adding too much liquid to your recipe, discount your water to 10 ounces for a faster cure time.
Prepare your batch like normal (if you are not familiar with cold process soap making and handling lye, learn how here) and add your fragrance at a light trace. Then separate half into a second dish and stir in the Rose Clay, leaving the other half uncolored.
Pour your rose colored soap into the white soap in a circular pattern. Try not to stir the two colors together too much or you will be left with one blended shade.
By pouring the soap, gravity and the actual pour creates the swirl pattern for you. No stirring is necessary! You should be able to fill the entire mold (12 bars).
Top off the bars by sprinkling the Pink Himalayan Sea Salt on the top while the soap is still wet. Let it sit 24 hours, pop the soap out of the mold and set the finished bars on a drying rack to cure for 4 to six weeks. I love this mold because you don’t have to line it and the sides of the soap come out perfectly smooth. Enjoy!