CP SOAP WITH KOH (POTASH) INSTEAD OF LYE
I’ve already posted a tutorial about how to make solid soap bars with potash. I’ve followed Colchique’s receipe (http://cosmeticshomemadecolchique.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/savons-durs-a-la-potasse/)
As the first one was very hard and had a very nice foam, Imdecided to use less coco oil and to add some castor oil. Here is the receipe:
60% coco oil
35% shea butter
5% castor oil
Salt (10% of the total oil weight) completely dissolved in water
Potash calculated for a 15% superfat.
Last time, I used the minimum amount of water recommended by the calculator to make sure the soap gets hard. This time, I’ve used more, to make a swirl.
The colors are red ochre and activated charcoal.
The fragrrances are rosemary, tea tree and lavender essential oils.
my soap looks like a dalek and nobody will convince me otherwise
i mean look at it
I usually only reblog soap bars or handmade soap pictures. But this must be reblogged!
What’s in the soapmaker’s shower? I see testers of Orange Vanilla and Sandalwood Vanilla, various scraps in a washing bag, Lavender, Bright Orange (are you noticing a theme yet?), Goat Milk, Oatmeal and Honey and a solid scrub bar.
I know that… I’ve got 5 soaps in my shower, two near my kitchen sink and three on the edge of the washbasin… And two more at my workplace! I can also “test” my soaps when I visit my friends and family. They’re everywhere!