This mustache soap makes a great gift for the mustached man in your life or the mustache lover that you know.
Mustache Cold Process Soap Recipe
Lard – 12 oz
Olive oil – 10 oz
Coconut oil – 8 oz
Cocoa butter – 2 oz
Castor oil – 2 oz
Water – 10 oz
Sodium hydroxide – 4.6 oz
To scent it, I used an essential oil blend of peppermint, anise, cedarwood and a splash of patchouli. For more essential oil blends for cold process soap, check out Benjamin Aaron’s eBook, Essential Oil Blends for Handcrafted Soap.
To make the embeds I made a simple batch of lard and coconut oil soap and poured it into a brownie mold to set up. It got hard really fast and I was able to unmold the same day and finish the mustache soap. You can use the recipes above or you could use one of these 1 pound soap recipes. You could also use melt and pour to make the embeds.
To cut out the mustache pieces I used a leaf fondant cutter that came in a set. I used the smallest one.
Use the cuter to make your mustache pieces. Since the sides reflect each other you’ll need to cut out one side then turn your black soap over and cut out the other side. I had ash on one side so wanted the surface of the cutouts to be the solid black side. If your soap is the same color on both sides then you won’t have to flip it.
Make your soap as usual. I added TD to mine to help keep it white. I poured it into the mold at a light trace so it would make a smooth even top.
If you poured pretty thin you might have to wait a bit for it to thicken up enough to support the mustache embeds. When it’s ready, place your mustache embeds onto the surface and push them in a bit.
The next day, unmold your soap and cure for 4 weeks. This would be a great soap for Father’s Day 🙂
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