Thai Twist Lemon & Lime Natural Soap Recipe
Posted on April 22 2016
Do you love lemon and lime natural soap?
Distinctive Thai flavors are notoriously complex and multi-layered; Thai cuisine fuses a multitude of tastes to create flavor fusions famous the world over. Now, you can treat your skin to the same sensations with our Thai Twist: lemon and lime natural soap recipe.
Creamy coconut is offset by the invigorating citrus scents of lemon and lime for a truly luxurious yet uplifting experience when you bathe. Our cold-process soap recipes are designed to be kind to your skin – and to the environment; we avoid palm oil and unnatural additives for soaps that respect even sensitive skin. Try out our recipe for yourself and see just how sublimely the soap sinks into your skin.
Alternatively, you can shop our Scent Store for more than 80 varieties of luxurious natural soap, made with plant butters and essential oils nourish your skin and leave a lingering aroma you’ll love. Try our Thai Lime Delight natural soap for an invigorating Eastern experience.
Thai Twist: lemon and lime natural soap recipe:
- 16 oz olive oil
- 13 oz coconut oil
- 3 oz mango butter
- 3 oz cocoa butter
- 2.2 oz castor oil
- 5.2 oz lye
- 1.5 oz coconut milk powder
- 12.3 oz water
- 1 oz lime essential oil
- 1 oz lemongrass fragrance oil
- 1 tsp green oxide pigment
- 1 tsp yellow oxide pigment
- 2 tbsp sweet almond oil
- Safety glasses
- Rubber gloves
- Soap mold
- Stainless steel or enamel pot
- Weighing scales
- Hand stick blender
- A large plastic container
- Few small dishes
- Two thermometers
- Two wooden spoons
- Freezer paper
- Ice cube tray
1. Prepare your coconut milk solution the night before you plan to make your cold process soap. Begin by heating the water to about 95 degrees F and adding 1.5 oz of powdered coconut milk. Mix until the solution is lump-free and pour into an ice cube tray. Store in the freezer overnight.
2. In the morning, put on your rubber gloves and safety glasses. Place a large container in an ice bath and tip out the coconut milk ice cubes.
3. Gradually add the lye to the container of ice cubes and stir until the mixture is completely dissolved.
4. In an enamel or stainless steel pot, melt together the olive oil, coconut oil, mango butter, cocoa butter and castor oil until the mixture reaches a temperature of 130 degrees F or below.
5. While you wait, mix a teaspoon of green oxide colorant with a tablespoon of sweet almond oil in a dish. Next, mix your yellow oxide colorant with a tablespoon of sweet almond oil in a separate dish. Set aside for later. Line your soap mold with freezer paper.
6. When the oils have reached optimum temperature, pour in the lye and coconut milk solution and use a stick blender to stir until you see faint tracks appearing.
7. Separate a third of the mixture and set aside. In this small portion, add the dispersed yellow oxide and the lemongrass fragrance oil and mix.
8. In the main pot of soap batter, add the dispersed green oxide and lime essential oil and mix until full trace is achieved.
9. Pour the main pot of batter into the soap mold. Next, take the separated portion of soap batter and pour into the mold.
10. To swirl the two colors together, take a chopstick and press down to the bottom of the mold at one end. Using your chopstick, draw a ‘S’ pattern repeated from one of the mold to the other – you can keep the ‘S’ tight or choose a looser design, depending on how you want your swirls to turn out.
11. Cover the soap with the mold lid and place in the freezer for 24 hours.
12. Remove the soap mold from the freezer and leave to stand for three to four days before removing the soap from the mold and allowing to cure on an open drying rack for at least several weeks.
Enjoy your handmade soap! Don’t forget to visit the Soap.Club blog again for more great cold process soap recipes, skincare tips and natural wellness news.
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Please note: Soap.Club receives a high volume of recipes from our members; we are unable to test every recipe so please use for guidance only. Working with lye can be dangerous – please take care. We cannot guarantee the results and we strongly recommend that you stick to small batches at first.