Peppermint Bark Soap

Batch DateNovember 4, 2017
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Primary Ingredients

IngredientQuantityPercentageSaponification ValueKOH Addition (Grams)NaOH Addition (Grams)
Coconut Oil (76 deg)9.6 ouncesCalculating...0.257
Lard, Pig Tallow (Manteca)9.6 ouncesCalculating...0.198
Olive Oil12.8 ouncesCalculating...0.19

IngredientQuantity
Distilled Water12.16 ounces
Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)130.5 grams

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Special Ingredients

2 teaspoons sodium lactate, 1 teaspoon burgundy pigment, 1 teaspoon titanium dioxide pigment, 1 oz. Nature's Truth peppermint essential oil, and .5 oz spearmint essential oil.

Recipe

Add the sodium lactate to the cooled lye water mixture. Add the lye water to the oils and bring to a trace. Stir in the fragrance and colorant into the oil (dividing the batch into equal amounts of white and red colored soap). Pour into mold. Release the soap from the mold and let cure for 4 weeks before using.

Batch Notes

We tried two arrangements for this soap. In the first arrangement I cut the red soap into thin sheets and placed them vertically in the loaf mold. I then poured the white in between the thin sheets hoping to cause a sort of candy cane-like effect. The second arrangement was similar to the Marble Soap, where I cut the red into randomly sized pieces and mixed them into the white soap.