Making avocado soap is not something a beginner should try and even advanced makers should go for a trial run first. It is made in the cold soap making process and uses some advanced methods like water discounting. The process takes around one hour, not counting curing time. Avocado oil is full of ingredients improving our health. Best choices for essential oils are peppermint or lemongrass, and for the most benefit you should consider using a blend of the two. You should allow a couple of days for curing before you cut the soap into bars.
- Purée a ripe, though not overripe, avocado using a stick blender.
- Sodium lactate is added to the lye to make the soap harder.
- The recipe uses lemongrass and peppermint essential oils for a great pick-me-up.
“Adding avocado to your soap, either as an oil or freshly pureed, will add creaminess to your soap and increase the conditioning properties, resulting in a rich, silky, creamy bar, which is great for all skin types, especially sensitive skins.”