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Apple Cider Soap

Use real apple cider and a warm fall fragrance to create a beautiful bar that has all the best things of autumn.
Prep Time1 hr
curing time1 d
Total Time1 d 1 hr
Keyword: apple cider soap, fall soap, palm free cold process soap
Servings: 10 bars
Author: Katie Shaw

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces apple cider
  • 4.21 ounces lye
  • 5 ounces sweet almond oil
  • 8 ounces coconut oil
  • 12 ounces olive oil
  • 5 ounces shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons Comfort and Joy fragrance oil

Instructions

  • Prepare the apple cider by freezing for a few hours until it reaches a slushy consistency.
  • Add the lye to the partially cider and stir until completely blended. It will melt, heat up, and may change color. Set aside in a safe place.
  • Measure the oils and butter and melt over low heat until completely melted and heated to 140 degrees. Set aside to cool. Prepare your soap mold and any color or fragrance you are using.
  • When the oils and cider have cooled to about 110 degrees, pour the cider into the melted oils and blend using a stick blender. Mix until "trace" is achieved, or the soap thickens slightly and a trail of soap rests on top of the batter rather than immediately sinking in. Add desired fragrance or color, stirring in by hand.
  • Pour into a soap mold, gently smoothing out the top. Place at room temperature to cure. Un-mold after 24 hours, cut into bars, and allow to cure for 2 weeks before using.

Notes

Take care that any raw soap or lye stays out of the reach of children. Be sure to follow safe soap making: wear gloves, goggles, long sleeves, and work in a well-ventilated space.  
The pictured soap has no added color.  For a deeper color, add a brownish orange mica like this one.