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Mimosa Hostilis: How to Make Soap

Soap-making is surprisingly easy and you can create a great variety of soaps from just a few ingredients and oils. You just need to find a recipe that suits your requirements and skin type.

If you’re looking for something that provides gentle exfoliation and helps revitalise the skin, use mimosa root bark powder in your soap recipe. There are many versions of this recipe online, but below is a simple and straightforward one you can give a try:

Ingredients Required for Mimosa Hostilis Soap

Mimosa hostilis powder – 56g

Lye or Caustic soda- 180g

Titanium dioxide powder – 11g

Yogurt powder – 28g

Aloe vera liquid – 437g

Sodium Lactate – 34g

Vitamin E – 17g

Calendula powder – 14g

Steric Acid – 51g

Castor oil – 65g

Coconut oil – 350g

Emu oil – 90g

Fragance oil- 65g

Olive oil – 510g

Optiphen- 43g

Sweet Almond oil – 128g

Mimosa Soap Making Process

We recommend using glasses, gloves, and breathing masks for the soap making process, just to be safe.

It is important to measure out and prepare all ingredients in prior to making a start on the soap as you won’t have time to measure the ingredients during the soap making process. Prepare all ingredients except for the caustic soda.

Place the liquid aloe solution in a bowl. Measure the caustic soda and then carefully mix it into the aloe. Don’t do this the other way around because mixing the liquid into the powder will cause an adverse reaction. The mixture will heat up and react, which will start the mimosa soap making process.

Wait until the temperature of the mixture drops down to 38°C to 43°C before adding sodium lactate to the mixture. Carefully stir the mix until everything is properly absorbed.

While this is happening, mix coconut oil in a separate container and heat it gently. Stir until both oils have melted and incorporated fully.

Add yogurt powder and the soft oils to the oil mixture carefully and stir until everything is absorbed. Make sure there are no lumps and the blend is smooth. Set this mixture aside to cool down to -43°.

Mix the mimosa hostilis root bark powder and calendula powder carefully while adding titanium dioxide to the mix. Titanium dioxide will lighten the color of the resultant soap and make it more appealing.

After all the mixtures are cooled until they’re roughly of equal temperatures, add the first caustic soda and aloe mix to the mix of oils while stirring. Make sure all ingredients are incorporated.

When the soap begins to emulsify or trace, add the other ingredients in quickly. Once all ingredients are mixed, pour the solution into soap moulds.

Insulate the soap moulds with tea towels and set it aside to harden for at least 2 days. It is a good idea to cure the soap for at least a month before using it for the best results.

This recipe can be amended according to your liking so you can add some essential oils if you wish to do so. In order to make good quality soap you need to source good quality ingredients like the high-quality mimosa root and bark that we sell here at Soap Supply.

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