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Note: 6% superfat
Ingredients for about 1 kg of soap
RBD Coconut Ulei
Extra virgin olive oil
Refined Shea Butter
Lavender essential oil
Dried Lavender Flowers
The day before making the soap, prepare the alkanet macerate by mixing the alkanet powder with argan and olive oil, stirring the macerate from time to time.
Before you start preparing the soap prepare all utensils and equipment on the workbench to be within reach.
Carry out the necessary ingredient weighings from the recipe.
Mix the titanium dioxide into two tablespoons of argan oil and set aside.
Weigh the amount of caustic soda and water separately.
In a heatproof bowl add the distilled water, over which, in an airy room, little by little add the Sodium Hydroxide and stir slowly, carefully, until it dissolves completely and the solution becomes transparent. Allow the solution to cool to about 40°C.
Pass the alkanet macerate through a filter, then add the shea butter and coconut butter and heat on a water bath until the composition becomes fluid. Allow to cool to 40°C.
Transfer the oils to a container larger than 1 litre, preferably 1.5-2 litres, or use the pot in which the oils were heated if it is large enough. Slowly pour the sodium hydroxide solution over the oils. Both should be of similar temperature.
Place the blender in the bowl and blend until the mixture becomes the consistency of a more liquid pudding, at which point add the lavender essential oil. Incorporate the essential oil into the soap mixture by slow, thorough mixing. Some, about a quarter of the soap is transferred to a smaller container. To this portion add the dispersed titanium dioxide. Mix thoroughly with the blender.
First transfer the darker composition to the soap mould, over which pour the titanium dioxide composition. Shape the surface of the soap with a teaspoon and sprinkle with lavender flowers.
Cover with foil and leave for 2 days in a cool place. Once the soap has hardened, it can be removed from the mould and cut to the desired size.
The soap is then left to ripen in a well-ventilated space, on shelves or in covered boxes (but not closed to allow air circulation). Maturation takes a minimum of 4 weeks from the date of production, during which time the soap is not used as it is still reactive.
Required utensils: 2 heat-resistant pots (300 ml and 1.5 l); block soap mould; wooden soap cutter box; straight soap cutter; reusable filter; spatula; kitchen blender
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