Sea Clay Avocado Facial Detox Milk soap with Easter Island head embeds

Essential oils and Fragrances:
A very light Essential (and Fragrance) Oil Blend of Lime, Grapefruit, Lavender, Sweet Basil & Litsea Cubeba (May Chang). 

The Plan:

The Plan:
Use 9-bar slab mold with silicone liner & dividers.
Use 47 oz soap + 5.8 oz Easter Island Heads.
Pour off 18 oz extra batter for embeds & FO testing.
Pour lines of color, then swirl with chopstick in star & circle pattern. Add embeds.

Master batch Oils #21: 46 oz Oils (Makes 64 oz soap) 8% SF
MB Oils: 46 oz/ 1304 grams
NaOH/Lye 8% SF: 6.28 oz / 178 grams
1:1 Frozen Half & Half & Frozen Distilled Water: (3.18 oz disc/ 21%): 12 oz / 340 grams
Sodium Lactate (1%): 13 grams (in oils or Lye water at 130 degrees)
Avocado Extract (2%): 26 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 13 grams (in oils – can add at trace)

Essential Oil Blend:
2 oz/ 58 grams
29% 17 grams Lime FO (used 17 grams)
21% 12 grams Pink Grapefruit FO (used 14.5 grams)
21% 12 grams Lavender EO (used 18 grams)
17% 10 grams Sweet Basil EO (used 10.5 grams)
12% 7 grams Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) EO (used 7 grams)

48 oz (use 47 oz) Batter/Colors – use sparingly/ EO Blend 2 oz
12 oz French Green Sea Clay in water & Moringa Leaf Powder
12 oz Yellow Brazilian Clay in water, + hint of TKB Shimmer Lemon Pop
12 oz Red Brazilian Clay in water, + hint of red mica
12 oz Purple Brazilian Clay in water, + hint of Queens Purple
Pour lines of color, then swirl with chopstick in star & circle pattern. Add embeds.
Easter Island Head embeds on top (5.8 oz)

The Reality:

I combined the lye and oils both at 86F, and stick blended until emulsified (using an immersion blender). I bit of a tricky soaping session, as I wasn’t sure if the Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) essential oil would accelerate or not. Milks and clays also thicken the batter.

I worked quickly, adding the colors, then the scents and poured lines of batter into the mold. When all the batter was in, I made a circle swirl and then a starburst swirl, and added the dividers. By now the soap was pretty thick, as I placed the Easter Island Head embeds on top. And set in a room covered with towels for 2 days.

I removed from the mold, then 2 days later, pulled out the dividers, a week after that, I trimmed and steamed the soaps, then photographed them.

The Cut:

Conclusions:

The colors in this soap are well defined and I am very please how these turned out.

I haven’t used Moringa in the facial soap, but do use it in shampoo bars, as it’s good for the skin and hair.

Here’s what I have learned:
Moringa Leaf Powder is known as the Miracle Tree and the Tree of Life because every part of it can be used in some way. The leaves are packed with vitamins A, B, & C, folate, calcium, potassium iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, and protein, and has the potential to fight inflammation, boost our immune system, and protect sensitive tissue. It is helpful in protecting skin cells from damage. It also contains hydrating and detoxifying elements, which also boost the skin and hair.

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