Hi blog friends, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
I saw that my Homemade Lemon Green Tea Crock Pot Soap was featured on the Frugally Sustainable blog and at the Clever Chicks blog hop, wow ... I'm totally honored and amazed!
I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who's been visiting and checking out my Tuesday/Wednesday Homemade blog post/tutorials.
I made a last minute batch of soap a couple of days before Christmas I wanted to share.
I ordered a Chocolate Espresso Fragrance Oil from Brambleberry that arrived earlier than I expected so I just couldn't help myself! After dinner I got out my big Crock Pot and went to work. It was a little different, I had to use my Stick Blender toward the end of the cooking process because the mixture seemed to have thinned and had separated. I mixed and let it cook another 10 minutes and it was just fine.
I have a step by step tutorial of how to make Crock Pot soap here in case you'd like to make this recipe and have never made soap in a Crock Pot before.
My photo above is of the Chocolate Espresso Soap curing. Our house is small so there isn't a really good spot to cure soap or lots of soap for that matter! The headboard of our bed works well, I just put the bars of new soap on a wire baking rack and set it on the headboard.
Each time I walk into our room I smell chocolate, it's delightful!
Chocolate Espresso Soap
Oils Selected Amount %
Castor Oil 4.0 oz 10.8%
Coconut Oil (76 Degrees) 9.00 oz 24.3%
Lard 12.00 oz 32.4%
Olive Oil 8.00 oz 21.6%
Shea Butter (Unrefined) 4.00 oz 10.8%
5% Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)Amount 5.113 oz
Ounces of liquid recommended 12.21 oz
Yields (3.39 lbs.) 54.32 oz
2.8 oz Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
1 oz Cocoa Powder
When melting the cocoa butter and heating your oils, add the baking chocolate and cocoa powder
For Chocolate Espresso Fragrance Oil add 2.44 ounces for medium strength or 3.26 ounces for a really strong scent.
All of the wow with none of the guilt, this
fragrance oil will discolor your soap to a dark brown.
Enjoy the recipe and thanks for visiting my blog today!