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Mint Swirl Avocado Oil Soap Recipe - Cold Process

37 ounces soybean oil
24 ounces coconut oil
16 ounces olive oil
8 ounces avocado oil
12 ounces lye crystals
24 ounces cold water
Temperatures between 90 and 100 degrees.

Add at light trace:
1 oz. spearmint essential oil (2 T.)
1/2 oz. peppermint essential oil (1 T.)
1/4 oz. eucalyptus essential oil (1/2 T.)

I just bought my peppermint and eucalyptus oils in the pharmacy section of a local market...pretty reasonable there compared to local sources of EOs like the health food store. If you mail order from a place like A Garden Eastward, you can probably beat these. After mixing in the essential oils at light trace and while the soap is thickening, but still rather pourable pour most of the soap into your large mold (this recipe didn't trace overly quick with the stick blender like some have). Leave about 1/8 or 1/10th of it in the pan.

To this, I added these, which were being kept warm and melted in a small measuring cup on the stove:

1/2 blue/green Crayola crayon
1/2 forest green Crayola crayon
A little bit of the original oils

Mix the coloring in thoroughly and well (I got a few bubbles in the soap while doing this with the blender) and drizzle this soap over the white soap in the mold, distributing it evenly over the top in back and forth motions. Then, take your spatula or a knife and run it back and forth through the soap, first one direction and then either in an opposite direction or on a diagonal. Try to reach the bottom and sides of your mold while doing this.

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