Homemade Natural Remedies: 80 Organic Beauty Recipes On A Budget For A Healthy Life - Lora Brenner (2016)
Book 3. Soap Making: Essential Guide For Absolute Beginners. 20 Homemade Organic Recipes
Chapter 15. Pumpkin Soap
8 ounces distilled water
4.19 ounces lye
3 ounces cocoa butter
3 ounces sunflower oil
8 ounces coconut oil
8 ounces olive oil
2 ounces canned pumpkin
40-60 drops clove essential oil
2 teaspoons vanilla absolute
Step 1: Prepare the mixtures
Combine the lye and the water and leave to cool.
Mix the oils in a large stainless steel bowl. Heat over medium heat until all the oils have melted. Remove from the stove and leave aside to cool.
Step 2: Blend
Check the temperature and when the thermometer reads from 95 to 100F for both the water and oil mixture, add the water and lye to the oils.
Use a stick blender to combine the two mixtures. Once you reach a light trace, blend in the pumpkin.
Step 3: Molding
Pour about 1/3 of the mixture into the prepared mold. Add half of the clove essential oil and vanilla, blend and then pour another 1/3 of the soap mixture over it. Blend in the remaining clove essential oil and vanilla and top with the remaining soap mixture.
Cover the molds and leave them for about three days until the soap dries.
Step 4: Cut into bars
Unmold the soap and leave in the air for a few days. Cut the soap into bars and leave to cure for 3 to 4 weeks.