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Difficulty: Intermediate Video Time: 12 Minutes In this video you will make a brightly colored avocado and coconut milk bar with a coconut fragrance and frosted top.
Avocado & Coconut Milk Soap
Why is avocado so famous in beauty products? It's the vitamin E, baby! Avocado is rich in vitamin E, that amazing ingredient we drizzle into our home made soap like liquid gold. Avocado is packed full of vitamin E, rich fats, and anti-oxidants. I like to refer to this soap as one of our spa soaps. Most of my spa soaps include salt and clay because they tighten my skin and I am one of those types who don't need the extra moisturizer, but if I'm having one of those day when I want a rich fatty soap that isn't too creamy
Here is the run down on how to make this soap. Click here for the full recipe. This recipe yields 3.5 lbs. of soap.
11.20 oz. Avocado Oil
2.8 oz. Castor Oil
11.20 oz. Coconut Oil
19.60 oz. Lard
11.20 oz. Rice Bran Oil
7.75 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
8 oz. Distilled Water
1 can of Coconut Milk (13.5 oz.)
½ Pureed Avocado
1.5 oz. Cool Coconut Fragrance Oil
1 tsp. Green mica
1 tsp. Yellow Mica
ONE - First separate any fat from the coconut milk, set the fat aside. We will definitely use this. In a bowl, combine water and coconut milk. Set this in the freezer to chill. Keep an eye on it so that it doesn't freeze. We want this to be a cold slushy consistency.
TWO - While this is chilling, carve the meat from an avocado and place it into your blender on puree until it becomes a soft paste.
THREE - Mix your oils in a large bowl. Set this aside.
FOUR - Blend your mica powders in 3 tbsp. of oil until they are smooth liquids.
FIVE - Add the avocado puree and the coconut fat to the oils and blend this together with a stick blender.
SIX - Slowly pour the chilled lye water into the oils. Blend this completely with the stick blender. Add your fragrance oil.
SEVEN - Separate this into two bowls. Color one green. Color one yellow. Remove 4 oz of green soap and place it into a piping bag with a star tip, and set this aside. Remove 4 oz. Of yellow soap and place it in a piping bag with a star tip. Now pour both the green and yellow soap in alternating patterns into the 3 lb. Soap mold. Pipe a crown of star frosting over the top of the loaf.
EIGHT – With the remaining ½ lb. Of soap Remove the mold the loaf and it is ready to cut into 11 pieces. This soap will be ready to use in 4 - 6 weeks.