I also made plans to make soap with JayKay. It had been a while since we had made any together, likely not since July 2017. So it was grand time to make more.
For today's soap I used:
- olive oil
- cocoa butter
- shea butter
- mango butter
- Orange Valencia and Litsea essential oils
- powdered cocoa
The hearts were made by mixing powdered cocoa with a small amount of soap base. I love how these soaps have turned out so far. I blended the oils & lye around 115F. The base colour was quite yellow/orange due to the olive oil and the citrus EOs. It's only been a few hours but the soaps have already lightened-up a fair amount.
The 2000g of oils made 12 oval soaps, and 12 square soaps. I poured the leftovers in what I call my "square guy" mold. JayKay is calling this leftover mishmash soap "Poppy Seed Explosion". Oddly, I'm even more excited about this soap than the planned soap. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's ready!