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 18. Cucumber Soap

Ingredients

1/4 cucumber, unpeeled

9 ounces chilled water

3.83 ounces lye

2 ounces avocado butter

2 ounces avocado oil

4 ounces rice bran oil

8 ounces coconut oil

12 ounces olive oil

1/2 tablespoon French green clay, diluted in 1 to 2 tablespoons water

Step 1: Puree the cucumber

Use about 2 ounces of chilled water to puree the cucumber. Strain and transfer the juice into a stainless steel container. Pour in the chilled water so that it weighs 9 ounces.

Step 2: Add the lye

Carefully add the lye, stirring continuously. Leave the mixture to cool to around 90 to 100F.

Step 3: Prepare the oils

Combine the almond butter and coconut oil and melt over low heat. Mix the other oils in another pot. Once melted, add in the coconut oil and almond butter. Leave to cool to 90 to 100F.

Step 4: Blend

Combine the two mixtures with a stick blender. When you reach a light trace, add the diluted clay.

Step 5: Molding

Pour the soap mixture into your molds. Cover with wax paper and a piece of cardboard. Insulate and leave for a day or two in the mold

Step 6: Cut into bars

Unmold and cut the soap into bars. Leave to cure for 3-4 weeks.