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Turkish Mocha Cold Processed Soap Loaf
  • Difficulty Experienced Beginner
  • Time 1 hour
  • Yields 10 - 14 bars

Details

This delicious soap has been poured into our Wooden Log Mould with Silicone Liner in two layers, with the scent only in the base so that when the Turkish Mocha fragrance discolours the soap, the top layer of the bar is left creamy in colour, like the froth on a cup of Cappuccino or Mocha Coffee.

The Bramble Berry Turkish Mocha Fragrance Oil will turn the soap a lovely ebony brown colour, and you can add some Choc Scrub Granules, Chocolate Jojoba Beads, Dust Choc Gold Mica, Latte Mica or even dust the top with Cocoa Powder for a nice finishing touch.

The one we made is uncoloured and has 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds stirred through the base as a mild exfoliant. The addition of some Coffee Grounds from a percolator, or a Coffee Machine is a great exfoliant to try, or try our Choc Scrub. Coffee also helps neutralise the smell of onions on the hands after chopping them. You can of course omit the exfoliant, and just leave this as a smooth and silky bar without added texture. I like to cut my loaf with our Crinkle Cutter for a great looking slice of soap!

Ingredients:

Method:

The instructions below are edited down, as full instructions which MUST BE READ FOR SAFETY, are on these links:  see our Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions.  You can also watch Soap Queen's YouTube Series on Cold Process Soapmaking.

To Make this design:

  • Using our Wooden Mould with Flexible Silicone Liner means no lining is necessary!

  • Have all equipment and additives ready to go.

  • Follow usual soap making process.

  • When the soap is at light trace, take 1 cup of thinly traced soap and pour into the container with the coffee grounds or Choc Scrub.  Give a quick, but careful whizz with the stick blender to moisten the ingredients and remove any dry pockets or lumps

  • Now take the second spare jug and place on the scales.  Weigh 1/3 of the batch (350g) of  thinly traced soap and set aside.

  • Add the coffee grounds/choc scrub soap batter back into the main soap pot and give a quick stir to combine.

  • Add the Turkish Mocha fragrance into the main pot and stir well through the soap, the batter should be at medium trace now.

  • Now pour this into the log mould, tap on the bench to even it out and remove any bubbles.

  • ItÂ’'s time to give some attention to the top layer while the base layer sets up.  

  • Add the hydrated Titanium Dioxide and mix through the soap with the stick blender to bring to medium trace.

  • Check the soap already poured into the mould and it should be starting to firm up (if not wait a little longer).

  • Take a mixing spoon and turn it upside down and carefully pour the white soap over the surface of the base layer and allow to have a little *fluffiness* which you can create by a deft hand and a spatula.

  • Give a light sprinkle with Chocolate Jojoba Beads or your preferred topping, and give a spritz with Isopropyl Alcohol to keep ash at bay.

  • Insulate through gel and then leave in the mould for a week or so.

  • Unmould when the mould allows you to break the airlock down the sides.  If you have difficulty, freeze for 30 minutes and then unmould.

  • Slice and allow to cure for a minimum of 6 weeks.