Orange dog soap
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Good S. Those fall colours we had this year were fantastic.
I decided for some reason that this would be a good dog soap and that it should go into a tube. I had intended to cut it into long half rounds since I thought that would be a good shape to fit nicely into the palm as I wash the dogs. I did cut a few that way, but some I cut smaller. I have no idea why, but ever since I have been thinking of trying to do a landscape, using this as a setting sun. That would be very patriotic.
The soap is without scent, but with some herbal oils because Bichons have a tendency to have skin problems and I thought it would be nice for my bitches to have nice skin conditioning ingredients.
Coconut oil 25% 125 g / 4.4 oz
Palm oil 25% 125 g / 4.4 oz
Olive oil 25% 125 g / 4.4 oz
Soybean oil 20% 100 g / 3.5 oz
Castor oil 5% 25 g / 3.5 oz
Water 38% 190g / 6.8 oz
Lye 71g / 2.5 oz
In addition to this I added 1 tsp. of Comfrey infused oil and 1 tsp. of Yarrow infused oil, both infused in olive oil. So the SF is a bit more than the 5% that the recipe reports.
But the soap traced very, very fast and I had quite a time getting it into the tube. I was therefore a bit surprised that the soap was quite soft when I took it out of the mould. The colour is a very strong orange-yellow. It is a little bit too saturated for my taste. The colour is not dissimilar to the Sea Buckthorn soaps that I did some time ago but it is more orange, so not a bad try for an orange soap. But maybe I'll try to use more socially acceptable colourants next time.