Shower & Scrub Soap Bar
Mold used: 10lb double loaf
Number of Bars: 36
Date made :May 14, 2018
Batch Number: 140518SC01
Grit: Mild & sparse (ground decafinated coffee beans)
Essential Oils: Tea Tree & Lemon Grass
Fragerance: Cocoa Butter, Tea Tree, and Lemon Grass
bar size: 2.5 X 3 X 1.25 inches at 5oz or more
Price per bar: $8
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People love our scrub soap bars so much we can't keep up.
Oils & Butters
Like our shampoo bars we start with pure virgin olive oil and add a generous amount of coconut oil as the base for this Soap. Add 15% castor oil to give the bar its amazing lather along with 5% shea butter and 5% cocoa butter for their wonderful soap qualities.
All our oils and butters are unrefined food grade so you get all the natural goodness packed into your soap (we even cook with most of these oils… scrambled eggs in cocoa butter is to die for)
The magic soap making ingredient
You can’t make a soap bar without adding water and sodium hydroxide (NaOH). We add just enough NaOH to keep 5% of the oils and butters suspended as oil in the bar. We test the PH just to make sure it is below a PH of 8 to ensure no sodium hydroxide is left in the bar after it has cured.
How we add Color
For color and slip we have added a small amount of Brazilian yellow clay, pink clay, and kaolin clay. The green in this bar is derived from adding food grade spirulina (green algae) . For the red we have pink clay and powdered rose hip. we get the black by adding a little activated charcoal and some black iron oxide. Lastly the blue embeds have a touch of ultramarine blue (man made lapis lazuli).
The good stuff
The not so secret ingredient for our scrub bar to give it some grit is to add some fresh ground decafinated columbian coffee beens. These are ground fairly fine and give the bar its browns and blacks.
To top the bar off we add a mix of Tea Tree and Lemon Grass essential oils and a pinch of raw silk dissolved into the bar to smooth things out. lastely we sprinkle some black sea salt (sea salt coated with black carbon) on the top of the bar. The silk we use comes from hatched cocoons so no silkworms were harmed while procuring the silk.