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Thursday, October 20, 2016
100% Coconut Oil & Annatto Soap Tutorial
Most cold process soap recipes have some coconut oil in them, but have you ever made a recipe with 100% coconut oil? I have not, but I found this recipe from The Soap Queen called 100% Coconut Oil & Annatto Soap. According to The Soap Queen, coconut oil is extremely hydrating when applied directly to the skin, when it is combined with sodium hydroxide, it adds cleansing properties to cold process soap.
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.