Making a Pink and Green Clay Diagonal Soap
This is holly. I thought i would show you how i created a spring themed, pastel, colored soap, using clays and scented with one of my favorite essential oil blends for spring and summer. You’Ll find all the links and information listed below and if you stick around to the end of the video i’ll, show you the recipe listed in a soap calculator before i get started. I wanted to take a second and emphasize the importance of learning and following live safe handling procedures when making cold process soap always be sure to cover any exposed skin and wear eye protection during the entire soap making process. Even when cleaning up. If you need more information, you’ll find links below to post and videos about lie safety and beginner soap, making the two clays i chose for this soap. Were french green clay and rose kaolin clay? I hydrated them with just enough water to be fluid, so they would be easier to blend into the soap later and also help reduce the chance of having specks of clay in the finished Music soap. I also prepared some indigo root powder in sunflower oil. I like to add a little blue to the green clay, because it helps turn the yellowish green color into a much prettier grain, Music Applause, Music, so Music. So i only blended the oils and lie a short amount of time, just well enough that i could divide them into two equal parts. At this point, i wasn’t ready for the soap to reach emulsion or trace as you’ll see in just a bit.
I needed time for the first half of the batch to set up before moving on to the rest. If i had initially blended the entire batch to emulsion, the second half would have likely set up before i was ready to pour. I wanted both sides of the diagonal design to be as even as possible, so i chose to use the scale for dividing the batch. I weighed the entire batch then subtracted the bowl weight to get the total weight of the soap. Then just divided. That number by two in case you’re, wondering why i placed a spoon in the bowl. I almost always pour onto a spoon or the blender shaft, because it slows the fluid down and helps reduce turbulence at the surface, which can cause a lot of tiny air bubbles to be introduced into the Music oils Music to create the pink soap. I only needed a little of the hydrated rose clay about 1 quarter, teaspoon per cup of soap. It doesn’t take a lot of this clay to create a pastel pink. So i like to add it in small increments, stir to check the color, then add more. If Music needed Music, i wanted to soap at a very thin tray. So when i finished pouring it into the mold, the surface would be completely smooth and flat when it’s at a thinner, trace the soap won’t sit on top of itself and helps create a straight clean line between the layers to help hold the mold.
At an angle, i use the soap mold angler from custom craft tools. This tool was gifted to me in exchange for a review that i did in a previous video i’ll, be sure to list that review below in case you’re interested Music you’ll notice. As i pour the soap that i adjusted the angle of the mold as i went, i was making sure the soap formed a perfect diagonal line in the mold Music. I had to be very careful not to tip the mold too far, and i also tightened the screws on the mold angler arm, so it would hold the mold securely until i could get the stops in place. When i was satisfied with the angle, i covered the soap, let it sit for about 30 minutes and then started the green soap. I used about one teaspoon of the hydrated clay per cup of soap and then added some indigo oil. I used my mini mixer at first then switched, to my larger hand, blender to hurry things along Music. So i haven’t processed this soap as i normally do to make sure it went through gel phase which helps the natural clay. Colors look more vibrant. I preheated my oven to its lowest temperature turn. The oven off then place the soap inside. I left the oven light on for about four hours, then turned it off as well. The next day, i removed the soap from the oven and left it on the counter to sit for another 24 hours Music.
I didn’t know this at the time, but the lid had actually lifted away from the mold, exposing the soap to air which, as you can see, caused a lot of ash to form on top Music Music. I would normally just use a steamer on the ash, but since i wanted the bars to be perfectly rectangular anyway, i just used a planer Music instead, Music, so Music Applause Music. Since this was a cold process. Soap recipe i made sure the type of lye was set to sodium hydroxide or naoh. My recipe oil weight was 1100 grams. My luck concentration was 35 percent, which means my last solution contained 35, sodium hydroxide and 65 water. If you’d rather not use that much of a water discount, you can set this to 33 or 31 percent and, as always, i’ll provide links below. If you need more information on water discounts and like concentrations, i left my super fat at five percent and set my fragrance to 40 grams per kilogram, which is a four percent usage rate or four percent of my total oil weight. This recipe is made up of 49 liquid oils and 51 solid oils and does contain lard. If you’d rather not use lard, i recommend replacing it with 20 shea butter and 3 percent more cocoa butter. Once you have all your numbers entered, you simply calculate the recipe. Then select view or print to see a complete listing, along with the amount of sodium hydroxide required to saponify your oils.
Thank you so much for watching and if there’s a soap or technique you’d like me to do in the future.