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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Avocado + Spearmint Cold Process Soap Tutorial
I have heard of using milk, juice or beer instead of using distilled water in a cold process soap recipe. But I found this recipe from the Soap Queen that still uses distilled water but has avocado puree in it. I have never heard of adding fresh fruit or vegetable purees to cold process soap before but according to the Soap Queen it has long been a staple in the soapmaking community. She said purees can add color and skin-loving properties to the bar and it can give the soap a luxurious feelings. Unlike some additives, avocado does not contain a large amount of sugar. If you add sugar, which can be found in fruit, can cause excessive heat to a cold process soap batter and make it difficult to work with. Are you interested in learning how to use avocado in a cold process soap? Check out this intermediate project called Avocado + Spearmint Cold Process Soap Tutorial. This project makes about three pounds of soap and takes 1-2 hour to make.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.