Well, I was finally able to test the new batch of soap I created a couple of weeks ago! Chocolate Peanut Butter Soap! Oh wow... it has a very thick creamy lather... rinses well and moisturizes very very well! I'm so excited so I thought I would share it with you!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Soap Recipe (Cold Process)
26.7 oz all vegetable shortening
13.3 oz coconut oil (76 degree)
10.0 oz peanut oil
7.0 oz lye
16.5 oz liquid (I used distilled water but really any liquid can be used)
5 tbs all natural peanut butter (creamy)
4 tbs pure unsweetened cocoa powder
combine liquid and lye by adding lye to liquid slowly while continuously stirring. Be sure to wear mask, gloves and goggles during this part as the chemical reaction caused by the caustic lye will burn if it comes in contact with your skin. combine all of the oils (hold back about 1/4 of the peanut oil for use later) and melt together using a double boiler. Allow the oils to cool to 110-120 degrees and cool the lye mixture to 100-110 degrees. Pour the lye mixture into the oils. Using a stick blender, stand mixer or hand mixer blend until you reach trace. A whisk can also be used for this part but it tends to take longer. Add peanut butter to mixture and continue to mix. In separate bowl, mix the remainder of the peanut oil and the cocoa powder. Pour the peanut butter mixture into your chosen mold. Spoon the cocoa mixture onto the mixture in the mold. Carefully mix in the cocoa making swirls and designs as you like. This recipe fills a 5 lb mold. Insulate well for at least 36 hours. Unmold and slice. Cure for 4-5 weeks before use.