Fig, almond, and honey Cold Soap “Holiday Feast At Coop Coco, we believe that any opportunity is good to take to gather around food or talk about it for hours. It’s not uncommon for us to think with our bellies when making recipes: our “Pumpkin Pie” soap and our flavours for lip balms bear witness to this.
Today, we offer you a recipe for pastry (along) Erie. A table for the holidays worthy of the best feasts, with the slightly captivating scents of the Orient. Follow the scents and the guide, this natural man soap could be in your bathroom or your gift boxes in 4 to 6 weeks.
- Scales accurate to 1g and 0.1g
- Three stainless steel bowls
- A 500ml marbling cup
- A 900ml marbling cup
- A rectangular silicone loaf mold
- Four ramekins (for odors and powders)
- An immersion blender
- several spoons
- Three silicone spatulas
- Individual protection equipment
- What to make a water bath
- caustic solution
- 114 g (9.6%) caustic soda
- 175 g (14.73%) demineralized water
- 150 g (12.63%) palm oil
- 120 g (10.1%) coconut oil
- 80 g (6.73%) castor oil
- 250g (21.04%) olive oil
- 100 g (8.42%) grapeseed oil
- 100 g (8.42%) sweet almond oil
- 45g (3.79%) cocoa butter
- 10 g (0.84%) aromatic fig essence
- 9 g (0.76%) honey aromatic essence
- 7 g (0.59%) almond aromatic essence
- 8g (0.67%) Benzoin essential oil 80% – Styrax benzoin
- 8 g (0.67%) sweet orange essential oil – Citrus sinensis
- 5 g (0.13%) March violet
- 5g (0.13%) titanium dioxide
- 9 g (0.8%) + a pinch for the top ground cinnamon
Benzoin 80% being based on alcohol, will accelerate the trace. It is, therefore, necessary to work quickly when placing the layers in the molds. That’s why this recipe is considered “Advanced”
This soap recipe calls for the ambient temperature of the oil and caustic soda to be below 30°C.
If you want to change the base oils in the recipe, the amount of soda to use will change. It is, therefore, necessary to recalculate this quantity (for example using an online calculator), otherwise, there is a risk of missing the recipe.
Steps to follow
Prepare and disinfect the equipment as well as the workspace.
Take the necessary precautions when handling caustic soda.
Prepare the caustic soda solution (measure, pour the caustic soda into the water contained in a Pyrex cup or an HDPE pot, mix) and leave to cool.
The palm and coconut oils are in a stainless-steel bowl and melt in a bain-marie.
Liquid oils in a stainless-steel bowl and add them to the melted oils.
Weigh the cocoa butter (superfatted) in a stainless-steel bowl and melt in a bain-marie.
In a 500ml or larger measuring cup, mix the titanium dioxide with 1 teaspoon superfast. With a silicone spatula, press the coloring into the melted butter to break up any lumps. Leave the spatula in the cup and set it aside.
In another measuring cup (900 ml), mix the March violet with 1 teaspoon of superfast. With another silicone spatula, press the coloring into the melted butter to break up any lumps. Leave the spatula in the cup and set it aside.
In a ramekin, weigh all the aromatic essences and essential oils, mix, and set aside.
In a ramekin, weigh the cinnamon and set it aside.
As soon as the oils and sodium hydroxide reaches a temperature of 35ºC or less, it is time to add the sodium hydroxide solution to the oils. Ideally, the temperature difference between the oils and the sodium hydroxide should not be more than 10ºC.
Blend with an immersion blender, taking care to stop the motor occasionally and stir by hand, scraping down the edges. Make sure the mixer is completely submerged to avoid caustic soap splashing on you or your kitchen items.
At a light trace (the immersion blender leaves a fine trace when gently removed from the mixture), add the superfast and the flavor mixture. Continue mixing.
The mixture will thicken quickly. Pour about 250ml into the cup containing the titanium dioxide, and about 500ml into the cup containing the March violet.
Add the cinnamon to the rest of the batter and mix with a spatula. Pour this mixture into the mold. You can lift the mold and tap the bottom against the table to even out the dough in the mold.
With the spatula, mix the paste well with the purple food coloring and pour this paste evenly over the cinnamon layer.
With the spatula, mix the paste well with the white food coloring and pour this paste over the purple layer. If the white paste is very thick you can pour it into several small, spaced mounds.
Using a wooden skewer or the stem of your thermometer, swirl each white mound to create a creaming effect on the goat milk soap.
Sprinkle the soup with a pinch of cinnamon.
Let stand 24 hours (no need to cover).
First slice the bread in half, then each half in half again. Then slice at an angle to make like pieces of cake.