Feijoa Soap


Feijoa Soap


150 g olive oil
130 g rice bran oil
100 g coconut oil
20 g castor oil
55 g caustic soda
80 ml water
1 teaspoon sodium lactate
2 tablespoons feijoa pulp
20 ml feijoa fragrance
1 teaspoon green mica


    Prepare your lye: carefully add the caustic soda to the water and stir gently until all the caustic soda has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
    While you wait for the lye to cool, scoop out the flesh from 1 large or 2 small feijoa. Set aside 2 tablespoons of fruit.
    In a small container, weigh out 15 ml of rice bran oil and add one teaspoon of green mica. Using a little whisk, mix the mica into the oil.
    Weigh out the coconut oil in a pyrex jug and heat in the microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted.
    Add the remaining rice bran oil, olive oil and castor oil to the now melted coconut oil.
    When the lye has cooled down to room temperature, stir in one teaspoon of sodium lactate. Then, carefully add the lye to the oils and stick blend briefly.
    Add the feijoa pulp and continue stick blending until light trace. From this point on, you will have to work very quickly as the soap will thicken fast.
    Add the colour solution and give it another quick pulse with the stick blender.
    Next, add your fragrance, and using a whisk (not stick blender), mix quickly to disperse the fragrance throughout the soap.
    Pour the soap into the mould and insulate the soap to ensure a gel phase. However, the soap will warm up quite a bit, so keep an eye on it during the first few hours.
    Leave to cure in the mould for a few days before removing it from the mould and cutting into 4 bars.
    Let the bars cure for another 6-8 weeks.

    SRC: https://inmysoappot.co.nz/2017/04/08/feijoa-soap/