1 bar soap (approx 150g), grated or cut into small pieces
50g Coconut Oil
50g Canola Oil
50g Shea butter
2 tsp Preserver
5 drops Essential oil
*Spraying alcohol* to remove air bubbles
• Add soap bar pieces into blender to make a powder. You can also finely grate it if you’d prefer. Take care with the fine soap powder, it can irritate if you inhale and will make you sneeze
• Place hot water and soap powder in a pot on the stove and heat to 80 C while stirring. You need to melt the soap into the water. Once everything is melted you can set the mixture aside. You may need to use a blender to mix it together evenly.
• Spray with spraying alcohol to burst the soap bubbles that have formed
• Place soap mix aside, into a heat stable bowl or jug to cool to 40 C, just before it sets
• In another saucepan, add coconut oil, canola oil and shea butter. Melt together over low heat. The mixture should not go above 45 C. The butters will melt easily. Set aside to cool.
• When oil and soap mix are at 40 C blend together
• Add soap mix to oil with a blender. Whip it up into a mousse texture.
• Add preserver and essential oil.
• Pack into jars and leave to set
• Apply with a brush
• This makes a traditional shaving cream which needs to be applied with a brush. Great for gift ideas for Fathers Day. Buy a beautiful wooden brush and wrap your jar with some string
• This will not foam, the extra oils help condition the skin and will work great for sensitive skin
• It is important to blend the two phases at close to 40 C, this is just before either sets. Mixing it at this point ensures that it will set into a thick cream
• If you mixed together too hot or too cold, it may not set properly. But that doesn’t mean it won’t work, just adapt your packaging