The very first soap I ever made was a 3-oil cold process soap scented with a little lavender essential oil. I purchased the oils from the grocery store and used a ziplock food storage container for the mold. I cut the soap into little rectangles and patiently waited a few weeks to try it. I was so excited about making soap. Years later, I still am. :)
I get a lot of requests to make a simple soap. I thought I would remake one of the first batches I ever made. I even created a little quart milk carton mold like I did for most of my early batches. I made a video about my whole process that includes what a light to medium trace looks like to me.
I also get a lot of requests to show how I line my soap molds. I actually use a method that Amy Warden shares in a YouTube video here. Before watching Amy’s video, I used a very time consuming method that took me forever to line a mold. Amy’s video is very detailed, and her method is so quick and easy with no leaks. I use it for all of my molds now.
Sized for a quart milk carton mold (7.5″ x 2.75″ x 2.75″)
Olive Oil – 240 g (40%)
Coconut Oil – 150 g (25%)
Shea Butter – 120 g (20%)
Cocoa Butter – 60 g (10%)
Castor Oil – 30 g (5%)
Distilled Water – 183 g
Sodium Hydroxide – 82 g
I used a 6% superfat and a 31% lye solution.
Lavender Essential Oil – 18 g (3% or 30 g/kg)
If you want to change the recipe, you can use a soap calculator like the one at Majestic Mountain Sage to recalculate the sodium hydroxide required for your new recipe: http://goo.gl/7hH5Vw
In case you’re interested, I have an affiliate store where I’ve listed all of the soap making supplies and materials that I purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2DZmGfJ
If you use those links to buy anything, it won’t cost you anything extra, but I will receive a very small percentage of the sale. Every little bit helps, though, so thank you very much if you do! :)
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3 thoughts on “A Simple CP Soap in a Milk Carton Mold”
What a beautiful little soap and just my favorite size. I know this brought back lots of memories. Thanks for sharing.
I think I will go back to basics myself. Great video. Thanks so much.
J’adore vous suivre, et je trouve que vous avez un grand talent dans l’élaboration de vos savons, je les trouve juste magnifique, merci beaucoup à vous, un beau partage 🤗