Avocado is one of my family’s favorite fruits. It is currently in season so we have been happily eating and drinking it (sweetened with condensed milk, it makes a delicious shake.) Seeing all these beautiful avocados inspired me to make soap with it.
I used olive oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil, pili oil, castor oil and stearic acid (850 grams total.) I pureed 50 grams of avocado along with some of the water in the recipe and less than 1/8 tsp green chrome oxide. I strained the avocado mixture, blended it with the oils, then added in the lye solution. It reached medium trace pretty fast.
I finished making this batch at 8pm last night. Before going to bed at midnight, i took a peek and saw that it had fully gelled. I removed the thick towel insulating it, and replaced it with a kitchen towel.
After the problem I had unmolding my coffee soap, I made sure to unmold this one after 12 hours. Alas, it refused to slide off. I had to use a bench scraper to separate it from the acrylic panels. I don’t know why my acrylic mold is not working anymore. Could it be the stearic acid?
I think this is a nice green colour but not quite avocado green. Next time I will add a touch of yellow to get a more accurate colour.
I used an ounce of green tea fragrance for this batch. It smells “green”, fresh and subtle. It complements the smell of the avocado, which surprisingly stayed in the finished soap.