Azuki Bean Cucumber Kokum Soap Recipe

Summary:

Soap exfoliant with Azuki Beans

Ingredients:

Freshly grounded Azuki Beans [you can get these in Asian stores] 1/2 cup
4 oz. of Cucumber Floral Water
4 oz. of Neroli Hydrosol
3 oz. castor oil
6 oz. coconut oil
2 oz. Kokum butter
4 oz. olive oil
4 oz. palm oil
1 oz. Sunflower oil
2.83 oz.lye [NaOH]
Mandarin Orange essential oil
Basil Fragrance oil
sprinkle of chamomile leaves
Vitamin E T50 for preservative
Green mica for coloring

Instructions:

Melt the kokum butter and coconut oil and add to all the oils
Add lye to the floral waters
THE TEMPERATURE OF LYE WITH FLORAL WATER MUST MATCH THE TEMPERATURE OF THE OILS.
When both reach 105-106 degrees, mix water and oil. Stir, stir, stir [use handblender.] When it starts to thicken, add half of the azuki beans, and 1 tablespoon of the orange essential oils - use your nose to see if you need more.
Mix mix mix. Add chamomile leaves. Add Vitamin E. When it saponifies [looks like thick pea soup] you are ready to pour the soap into your mold. Make sure your mold is lined with parchment paper. Wrap the soap in mold with a towel. Wait a day or two before slicing. Slice soaps, air dry and put in cupboard. Wait 2-3 months.
You'll have a beautiful soap that will gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin. I've used this and it is great! Lathers beautifully.



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