POGY – Pineapple Orange Grapefruit Yuzu soap – with drop and horizontal hanger swirl

POGY: Description of fragrances:
Pineapple Cilantro: A ripe, realistic pineapple scent, with hints of coconut, orange, cilantro, vanilla, musk. CP: Slight peach color.
Orange Essential Oil: The scent of Sweet Orange is warming, comforting and “fodder for the heart”. It encourages you take things in good humor and absolves emotional confusion. It is stimulating & uplifting and good for colds & other ailments. CP: Discolors orange (after curing turns beige).
Pink Grapefruit: This is an exhilarating, wake-me-up citrus, with a juicy grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit is believed by aromatherapists to be a spiritual up-lifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also said to be a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin. Grapefruit is reputed to ease nervous exhaustion and relieve depression. CP: Water white.
Yuzu: A fresh and sparkling light Japanese citrus. It is also referred to as Japanese Grapefruit; with top notes of mandarin, tangerine, lemon satsuma, and ruby red grapefruit. A very subtle fragrance. CP: No A, R, D Very light. Water white.

The Plan

Make 70 oz soap, pour off 18 oz for embeds
Use 52 oz in 3 lb silicone mold for POGY

Master batch Oils #20: 50 oz Oils (Makes 70 oz /4.4 lbs soap)
MB Oils: 50 oz/ 1417 grams
NaOH/Lye 5% SF: 7.05 oz / 200 grams
Distilled Water: (2.77 oz disc/ 17.6 %): 13 oz / 369 grams
Sodium Lactate (1%): 14 grams (in oils or Lye water at 130 degrees)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 14 grams (in oils)
Aloe Extract (1%): 14 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Avocado Extract (1%): 14 grams (in oils – can add at trace)

POGY Scent Blend: 3.4 oz Total: (Keep Separate – do not blend!!)
1.0 oz Pink Grapefruit (water white)
1.1 oz Yuzu (water white)
0.55 oz Pineapple (slight peach discolor)
0.75 oz NDA 5x Orange (discolor orange)

3 lb mold – 52 oz batter/colors/3 oz EO/FO:
31 oz TD white, 0.8 oz Yuzu, 0.75 oz Grapefruit
7 oz BB Raspberry Red, 0.3 oz Yuzu, 0.25 oz Grapefruit
7 oz BB Nuclear Orange & BB Racing Stripe (turns yellow), 0.75 oz Orange
7 oz BB Fizzy Lemonade Yellow & BB Yellow Mica, 0.55 oz Pineapple
Color soap before adding EO to make sure you get the right color.
Drop & hanger swirl.

The Reality:

I soaped my lye and oils at 91F &101F, stick blending until emulsified (using an immersion blender). The batter was pretty thin, but it had been quite a while since I made soap and I tend to over stick blend, so I was very aware and cautious to avoid doing that, with much success.

While waiting for the main batter to thicken, I tested some fragrances – one riced and accelerated and the other just accelerated, so this worked perfectly, as the batter was too thin to do anything else with it.

When the main soap was thick enough, I colored it and added the fragrance, which reversed trace and gave me just enough time to make some tube embeds.

I poured over half the white into the mold, then dropped swirled some colored batter, added the rest of the white, and finished with more drop swirls. I then did a horizontal hanger swirl and vertical hanger (for just one pass up and down.) Topped with lines of colored soap and figure eights with a thin chop stick, then zig-zagged lengthwise and sprinkled fine iridescent glitter on top.

The Cut:


This worked exceptionally well – everything was timed perfectly and all the embeds, test soaps, samples and individual soaps came out extremely well.

They look lovely and smell amazing.

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