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Note: 6% superfat
Ingredients for about 1 kg of soap
RBD Coconut Ulei
RSPO Eco Palm Oil
Refined Almond Oil
Pearlescent Pigment Coral
Preparatory phase the day before preparation:
Weigh out the urucum powder, argan and almond oil. Add the urucum powder to the oils and leave to soak for a day, during which time stir with a spoon from time to time.
Before you start making the soap prepare all utensils and equipment on the workbench to be within reach.
How to prepare:
Weigh out the amount of fragrance and set aside.
Weigh the amount of caustic soda and water separately.
Add distilled water to a heat-resistant container, then add the sodium hydroxide a little at a time in an airy room and stir slowly and carefully until completely dissolved and the solution is transparent. Allow the solution to cool to about 40°C.
Pass the urucum macerate through a filter, then add the shea butter, palm and kokum and heat on a water bath until the composition becomes fluid.
Transfer the oils to a container with a volume of 1.5-2 litres, or you can use the pot in which the oils were heated if it is large enough. Slowly pour the sodium hydroxide solution over the oils. Both must be of similar temperature.
Place the blender in the bowl and blend until the mixture becomes the consistency of liquid pudding, at which point add the fragrance. Peach fragrance is resistant to chemical reactions in the soap and retains its scent very well, but accelerates the curing of the soap. For this reason the soap mass should be as fluid as possible and poured into the form immediately after incorporating the fragrance!
Shape the surface of the soap, spray the surface with alcohol to prevent the formation of sodium carbonate, cover with foil and place in a pre-heated oven at 45°C for an hour and a half to prevent gelling. Remove the soap from the oven, cover with foil and leave for 1 day in a cool place. Before removing from the mould, decorate the surface with pigment. Once the soap has hardened, it can be removed from the mould and cut to the desired size.
The soap is then left to mature 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.
The longer the soap matures, in the case of this soap with a lingering fragrance even after 4 months, the firmer it will remain and the slower it will wear off during use.
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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