|The first coffee bar. Dry and crumbling|
but with potential
I have a bad habit of always trying to do five, six, seven things at a time. Like right now, I have a load of laundry washing, another drying, Red Wattle fat melting on the stove (on low heat obviuosly) and I'm listening to ClareFM from Ireland, my favorite radio program to listen to while blogging. And oh yeah, I AM BLOGGING.
|Coffe soap, just unmolded. I could've spent|
more time making the top prettier.
|Just your average mountain of soap|
Babasuu Oil 10 oz
Coconut Oil 5 oz
Olive oil (pomace) 10 oz
Sunflower Oil 5 oz
Coffee Butter 2 oz
Lye 4.34 oz
Cold Coffee 12 oz
Titanium Dioxide 1/2 teaspoon
Clove EO 1 oz
Cassia EO 1 oz
Coffe grounds (used) 1/2 teaspoon
After combining my lye/coffee with my oils I brought it to light trace, then added my EO's. I followed some of your advice about not mixing the EO's too much since clove EO can cause the whole thing to accelerate (see there? I am educata-ble) Then I poured out approximately 1/3 of the soap and mixed in the TD with hand mixer. I then hand stirred in the coffee grounds into the bigger portion of soap and poured that into my high tech diaper wipe mold.
|After 4 days the bar was hard but not|
crumbly and the bottom layer darkened well.
Popped the whole 2 pound batch into my frig. Left it for 2 days. Unmolded and let it sit at room temp for 2 days and then cut by hand with long knife. I get 8 bars from each loaf, each weighing about 5.5 oz each. This second attempt came out so much better and smells fantastic, that is if you like cinnamon !
|The white streaks are cused by my knife.|
Perchance a professional wire
cutter would be good?
I have no plans to expand my soap business...much...this next year, our farm requires too much of my time to do that, but maybe one day I'll open an online store. You can however, order a bar by emailing me at email@example.com. a $6 flat shiping fee in the Continental US for 1-5 bars. They'll be ready to use February 20.
|Nothing to do with soap, just a good husband|
spending time with one of our wonderful GK's