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Avocado Soap Recipe

Craft these moisturizing soap bars with this Avocado Soap recipe.

"Soap Crafting" offers step-by-step techniques for making 31 unique varieties of cold-process soaps.
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Prepare the avocado slurry.
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Stick-blend until well mixed. The texture should resemble a melted milk shake.
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When the oils and the lye-water are both below 120 degrees Fahrenheit, add the lye-water to the oils, pouring it over a spatula or the shaft of the stick blender to minimize air bubbles.
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Mix the Green Chrome Oxide and the Yellow Oxide mixtures.
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Pour the 4-cup batch colored with just the Green Chrome Oxide into the mold.
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Pouring over a spatula to prevent breakthrough, pour the 4-cup Green Chrome Oxide plus Yellow Oxide batch into the mold.
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Use the spoon to mound the soap into a peak that goes down the center of the mold lengthwise.
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Pouring over a clean spoon, pour the 2-cup Yellow Oxide batch into the mold.
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A flattened peak that goes down the center of the mold lengthwise.
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Insert a swirl tool (such as a skewer or chopstick) into just the top 1/2 inch or so of soap.
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This avocado soap recipe yields a very moisturizing soap with antiwrinkle properties beneficial for dry skin.
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