BASIC BEGINNER SOAP

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Easy Basic Beginner Soap

Ingredients
500 g extra virgin olive oil
100 g coconut oil (Regular coconut oil that melts around 76ºF)
10 g lavender essential oil
80 g lye
195 g water
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Instructions

1-Mix your lye into your water.Not the other way around Do this in a Bowl that can handle heat. A Glass Bowl is Perfect. It is best to do this outside so that you don't fill your house with the fumes. Try not to breath them in.Once the lye has dissolved, leave the mix to cool in an area where no kids or pets have access to it.
2-Weigh and mix your olive and coconut oils.Mix them in a large, glass bowl with room for adding and mixing the other ingredients.
After the lye mixture has cooled a bit, bring it back inside and pour into your oil mix. Mix them together gently at first.

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3-Once your lye mix has been incorporated into your oils, you can start to blend them with a hand blender. Be careful not to spray the mixture all over you.You can do this step by hand, but it will take a very long time.
4-When your mixture starts to thicken like mayonnaise, after a few minutes, you are at the stage that is called "trace.This is what you want.
Mix in your essential oils.

5-Pour into soap moulds. It's a good idea to oil the plastic containers beforehand to prevent sticking.
6-Cover and set aside for at least 24 hours. It will probably get warm. If you cover it with a cloth to keep the warmth in, it supposedly contributes to the quality of the soap.

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7-After 24 hours, uncover and see if you can unmould it. If it is too soft, wait a few more hours and unmould. You can put it in a cold place to help shrink it a little to help the process out. Don't wait too long or it will be too hard to easily cut into bars.

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8-Cut into bars.The nice thing about making your own, is that you can decide how you want to cut them.
9-Let the soap set for around a month, turning every day or two at first, and then every week later on. This is to let your soap dry out and harden.
10-Enjoy your soap.
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