Hot process Shea butter soap

I recently bought a tiny slow cooker to try out hot process soap making. The difference between this methods and cold process is that you essentially cook all the lye out of the soap and its ready to use almost immediately. It’s perfect for the impatient soap maker..lol

This was also an experimental soap with 90% Shea butter and 10% castor oil. I also used almond milk for part of the liquid and some sugar to help boost lather. The colour is from dark unsweetened baking cocoa powder.

Oil and fat melted and blended with a heaped teaspoon full of dark baking chocolate.

Oil and fat melted and blended with a heaped teaspoon full og dark baking chocolate.

Soap went to thick trace as soon as the lye solution hit the oils.

Soap went to thick trace as soon as the lye solution hit the oils.

Cooking away...

Cooking away…

Shea butter soap unmoulded

Shea butter soap unmoulded

Aaaaaaaaaand.....cut!

Aaaaaaaaaand…..cut!

I’ve tried the soap and it feels really creamy with some light bubbles. I will give it another try in a week when all the excess water has evaporated. Oh…it’s fragranced with oatmeal milk and honey fragrance. Very vanilla-ey.

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