While most soaps clean well, some are more luxurious than others, especially if they include a high percentage of moisturising oils and butters. And the aesthetic and creative effects that can be achieved with the magnificent melt and pour soaps are one-of-a-kind. Cocoa butter soap are one such fantastic DIY soap which provide a luxurious feel to the skin. Cocoa's nourishing and moisturising characteristics make skin soft, supple, and smooth. These soaps can be converted into multi-colored confetti soap pieces by combining colours that can be swirled together to create a marbled appearance. It can even be cut into different shapes and overlaid to create a striped effect.
This soap recipe includes cocoa butter melt and pour soap base which adds the nutrients quotient to the soaps. It will leave your skin moisturised and velvety smooth. And it's really quick and simple to create, though the soap bars do need to cure for at least a few weeks. If you like, you can add scented oils or essential oils to personalise the soap. Also, these soap bars make excellent handmade presents. Have a look at the recipe of how to make cocoa butter soap using some of the basic soap making supplies.
Ingredients Needed in Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
- 450 Grams cup cocoa butter
- 2-3 tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ tablespoon essential oils of your choice
- 1/8 teaspoon soap colorant (optional)
- Petroleum Jelly
- Silicon Soap Mould
- Heat Resistant Bowl
Step-by-Step Recipe of DIY Cocoa Butter Soap
Step 1: Cut Cocoa melt and pour soap base into small pieces
Using a clean, sharp knife, cut the cocoa soap base into approximately 1-inch chunks. The pieces' sizes and shapes do not have to be perfect. Simply cutting the soap into pieces will help it melt faster and more smoothly.
Step 2: Microwave Cocoa Melt and Pour Soap Base
Microwave the soap base to melt it. Fill a microwave-safe dish halfway with soap bits. Heat the pieces in 30-second increments, stirring after each one, until melted. The melted base should be smooth and liquid in consistency, with no lumps or pieces. If you don't have a microwave, try these alternatives:
- 2 inches (5.08 cm) of water in a saucepan
- Place a heat-safe glass bowl on top.
- Bring the water to a simmer and add the soap to the bowl.
- Allow the soap to melt over low heat, stirring every now and again.
Step 3: Let the melt and pour soap base to cool down for a bit
Allow the soap base to cool to a temperature of 120°F (49°C). When the soap has melted, place it on the counter and allow it to cool somewhat. If you melted the soap on the stove, remove the bowl from the saucepan and place it on a heat-safe surface.
Step 4: Add Soap Pigment to the melted soap mixture
Stir in soap making dye or pigment powder, if desired. Use ⅛ teaspoon of dye or pigment powder per 1 pound (450 grams) of soap. You can add more later, if you want, but be aware that it may stain your skin.
Step 5: Stir in essential oil and coconut oil into the mixture
If using essential oils, add them now. You may also blend several natural oils, such as coconut oil or jojoba oil, to produce a distinctive smell, or you can use only one type. Be sure to utilise oils that are either skin-safe or labelled for soap production.
Step 6: Pour the soap base into silicone soap mould
Coat the interior of the silicone mould with petroleum jelly. Pour the soap into the soap moulds of your choice. Soap making moulds can be found at the arts and crafts store among the other soap making components. Tap the mould once of twice on surface to get rid of the air bubbles
Step 7: Release soap bars from mould
Take the soap out of the mould. Pull the mold's edges away from the soap gently, then flip the mould upside-down and pop the soap out. If the soap becomes stuck in the mould, place it in the freezer for 15 to 30 minutes before rinsing it with hot water for a few seconds.
Step 8: Store the soap bars into Glass jars
Since the the cooling and setting of soaps might take several days, it is best to keep the batch of soap bars in a glass jar to ensure that the shape and texture remain intact.
Cocoa Melt and pour soap is the simplest way to make homemade soap. You don't have to worry about dealing with lye, as you would with cold or hot process soap, because the soap base has already been created and prepared for you. It is quick and simple to prepare for both children and adults. The best part is that there are no curing times, and the soap is ready to use as soon as it hardens! VedaOils offers the best quality soap making supplies at the most affordable prices in the USA. Have fun making cocoa soaps at home!
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