Friday, September 5, 2014

Dandruff Shampoo Bars.

It's time for a new batch of  shampoo soap bars! 
  I decided to make this batch for those people infected with the Zombie Dandruff! 
 It's similar to the Zombie Virus but  Zombie Dandruff  affects only the scalp.
  Now don't get me wrong, many people just have dry scalps and normally we shed this biggie, but for the undead with a nasty dandruff disposition, we're keeping our fingers crossed!
  I researched which oils would be best and came up with this recipe.

  I have no scientific proof that it will work, but if you give people a certain
 look while you are telling
 them how good it is, they'll believe you.  

  I always encourage safe soap making practices.  Wear your safety gear people!

 Feral Turtle Dandruff Shampoo Bars

1 oz. Almond Oil
1 oz Cocoa Butter
1 oz. Shea Butter
3 oz. Castor Oil
9 oz. Coconut oil
2 oz. Hemp Oil
8 oz Olive Oil
7 oz Palm Oil
2 oz. Beeswax
1 oz Lavender Essential Oil
1/2 oz Cedarwood Essential Oil
1/2 oz Lemon Essential Oil
!/2 oz. Tea Tree Essential Oil
7 oz Thyme Tea Water
4 oz. Coconut Milk
4.5 oz Lye

The thyme tea water is made by steeping a handful of fresh thyme in about 8 ounces of boiling water.  Let cool in the refrigerator.
Using a large stainless steel pot, melt all the oils, butters and waxes.  Cool to 110 degrees.
Meanwhile mix your thyme water with the coconut milk in a 1 litre glass canning jar.   Place your jar in a sink and pour in the lye.   Put cold water in the sink surrounding the glass jar.    This helps cool the mixture more quickly.   I use a wooden skewer to mix the lye water wearing my rubber gloves.  Cool to 110 degrees.  When both are at 110 degrees, pour lye mixture into oil mixture.   Stir oil and liquid together with a silicone spatula or a wooden spoon.  Now use your stick mixer and blend until the soap reaches trace.  Poor in your essential oils and blend until thoroughly mixed.  Pour your mixture into soap molds and wrap in a blanket.  This needs to sit for a few days to a week, until it is fairly hard.  Cut into bars and let air dry for a week on wire racks.  This helps the air get to all the surfaces.

That's the recipe but if you need instructions on the cold soap making process,
 you can Google it and do some research,
 or you can go to these past recipes and see my method!

I do this in a glass canning jar in my sink in case of any spills or accidents.  Always wear rubber gloves, long sleeves, and eye protection.

Some cutting and drying of the bars

An old cheese cutter modified to cut soap quickly and evenly.  Also it makes your cheese taste clean, or it makes your soap smell cheesy.

And here they are...the finished soap bars!  Ta Da!!!!

A quick PH test tells me they are safe to use.  I aim for my soap to be a seven which is neutral.  You can add lemon juice to your conditioning rinse which helps soften your hair.  

Look who popped by for a visit....and you thought I was over this obsession. 

I will let you know how my guinea pigs fair!
Actually this won't be tested on any guinea pigs!
I only test on family and friends!
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