Friday, November 6, 2015

Genny's Shampoo Bar

On the Soap Making Forum, any time the conversation turns to shampoo bars or a very gentle facial soap, Genny's Shampoo Bar comes up. I decided I'd read enough about it; it was time to try it.

Once again, I made a very small batch, 7 ounces. This small batch made a total of 10 and one half of the mini bars. I scented it with just a little bit of patchouli (12 drops).

The recipe is as follows:

30% Avocado oil
10% Castor oil
40% Olive oil
10% Shea Butter
10% Sunflower Oil

5% superfat with a lye concentration of 40%
I added about half an ounce of coconut milk with the water (one ice cube's worth) and about 1/2 tsp simple syrup, in addition to the patchouli.

After just a few hours, the soap is firming up nicely. I don't think it will be a very hard bar. Once again, it's going to be hard to wait to try this soap, whether I use it as a shampoo bar or as a facial soap.

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