This is day six in my 30 day blogging challenge. My goal this month is to post one recipe every day. You can see day one here, day two here, day three here, four here and five here.

Exfoliating Blueberry Seed Cold Process Soap

These recipes feature natural colorants and additives and are scented using natural essential oil blends. They will all fit into a 10″ silicone loaf mold (affiliate link http://www.brambleberry.com/10-Silicone-Loaf-Mold–P5199.aspx?bb=5) from Bramble Berry. So let’s get started!

blueberry seed exfoliating soap

Featured Ingredients:

Blueberry Seeds – I LOVE blueberry seeds for exfoliation. They provide a gentle exfoliation and seem less scratchy than other exfoliants with sharper edges and cuts. They also provide an interesting color variation in soap and give it a speckled look.

blueberry seed soap

Exfoliating Blueberry Seed Soap Recipe

Coconut oil – 8 oz.
Mango butter – 4 oz.
Cocoa butter – 2 oz.
Olive oil – 12 oz.
Apricot Kernel oil – 4 oz.
Castor oil – 2 oz.

Lye – 4.4 oz.
Water – 9 oz.

Additives:
Blueberry Seeds – 1 teaspoon (use more or less based on your exfoliation preference)

Essential Oil Blend:

Lemon Essential Oil – 30 grams
Litsea Essential Oil – 20 grams
Rosemary Essential Oil – 10 grams
Patchouli Essential Oil – 5 grams

Basic Soapmaking Process:

New to soapmaking? Visit our basic tutorial here.

Step 1 – Wearing safety gear, weigh out the lye and water into two separate containers.

Step 2 – Pour the lye into the water while stirring. Place in a safe place and let cool while you prepare the oils.

Step 3 – Weigh out the hard oils/butters and melt.

Step 4 – Weigh the liquid oils into the melted oils/butters. This helps cool the oils down.

Step 5 – Add essential oils and additives to the melted oils. Stick-blend to get rid of clumps if any occur.

Step 6 – Once both the lye solution and oils have cooled to under 100° F, add the lye solution to the oils and mix to trace. Be sure to wear goggles and gloves!

Step 7 – Pour the soap into your mold.

Step 8 – Unmold, cut and cure your soap for at least four weeks.

 

Happy Soaping!

Amanda Gail

 

pssssst – Do you want more cold process soap recipes featuring natural additives and essential oil blends? Check out Lovin’ Soap Studio Cold Process Soap Recipe Book! This recipe book contains 50 recipes for cold process soap and 64 essential oil blends. You can get it as a PDF eBook here or a printed book here.

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