Exotic Natural Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe

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This natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe is the perfect soapmaking project for exploring new ways to use exotic ingredients in natural skin care recipes. Left unscented to allow the warm, natural earthy scent of bacuri butter to shine through, this handmade soap recipe is another must for your recipe file!

Natural Homemade Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe. This natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe is the perfect soapmaking project for exploring new ways to use exotic ingredients in natural skin care recipes. Left unscented to allow the warm, natural earthy scent of bacuri butter to shine through, this handmade soap recipe is another must for your recipe file!

My (Ever Growing) Soap Addiction

I am a soap addict. It’s true. Ever since I tried my first Zum soap bar back in college I’ve been hooked on handmade cold process soaps. In fact, that’s kind of the reason I started making my own. Later down the road, when Etsy first arrived as a marketplace for handmade and vintage items way back in 1995, it was like a whole new world had opened up to me. Not only was I able to purchase handmade soaps from emerging artisans, it also led to me to eventually sell my own handmade soaps.

I no longer sell any of the handmade soaps or skin care products I create. Mostly because I love crafting, formulating, writing, wizardry and magic SO much more than retail sales. That doesn’t stop me from making my own handmade soaps though. It’s just that these days I never have to make the same soap twice. And all of my soapmaking formulations are completely different from the one prior.

Of course, I still shop on Etsy to this day. (Wait? That’s how many years later?) And, as is the way of a self confessed soap addict’s life, I still buy other people’s handmade soap.

Luckily my soap addiction stops at the production, purchase and use of handmade soaps. I’ve read, that apparently, some people are actually addicted to eating soap. That is an entirely other bag of tricks that I (thankfully) know nothing about. (And ew. Gross.)

Anyhow, I’m pretty excited about sharing my latest handmade soap recipe with you. My handmade bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe is made using one of my newest favorite ingredients, bacuri butter. (As the name implies.) However, it also contains a new butter that I’ve recently started experimenting with called murumuru butter.

Natural Handmade Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe. This natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe is the perfect soapmaking project for exploring new ways to use exotic ingredients in natural skin care recipes. Left unscented to allow the warm, natural earthy scent of bacuri butter to shine through, this handmade soap recipe is another must for your recipe file!

An Introduction to Murumuru Butter

Like bacuri butter, murumuru butter is a sustainable product from the Brazilian Amazon Forest. It is cold pressed from the reddish-orange fruits of the Astrocaryum murumuru tree, a tall palm tree native to Brazil.

Murumuru butter has a similar melting point when compared to cocoa butter. It melts at 91.4°F, while cocoa butter melts at a slightly higher temperature between 93°F and 101°F. So an easy way to start experimenting with this natural butter, would be by replacing it for the cocoa butter in your existing recipes. In addition, murumuru can also be used in the place of some of the cocoa butter in chocolate recipes to give it a firmer consistency.

Most similar in composition to coconut oil, murumuru butter contains the same amount of lauric acid. However, unlike coconut oil, murumuru butter won’t clog your pores. A highly nourishing emollient and moisturizer, murumuru butter is also rich in vitamins A and C as well as Omega 3 & 6. Additionally, it also contains high percentages of lauric, myristic and oleic acid. These physical properties make murumuru butter particularly suited for skin care recipes that promote skin health or are used to remedy dry skin.

Due to murumuru butter’s unique composition of essential fatty acids and Pro-Vitamin A, it makes a lovely natural option for your anti-aging skin care recipes and products. These components have been shown to help restore elasticity to damaged and aging skin as well as promote healing. As such, murumuru butter makes a wonderful addition to homemade moisturizers meant to soothe eczema, psoriasis or dry and cracked skin as well as anti-aging creams and butters.

Murumuru butter is an incredibly versatile ingredient. Therefore it’s no surprise that it’s found in such a wide range of skin care and beauty products. The most common applications for murumuru butter are as part of the formulations for lotions, soaps, hair conditioners, facial masks, shampoo, oils and emulsions, skin moisturizers, depilatory waxes, lipsticks and deodorants. Also, like bacuri butter, murumuru butter can be an effective remedy against acne due to its antiseptic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory skin care properties.

About My Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe

My bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe creates a hard, long lasting soap bar with a stable lather. It’s formulated to cleanse and balance skin without overdrying, as is the case with many commercial soaps, as well as lend some skin conditioning properties. Left unscented, this natural handmade soap recipe reflects the natural, warm and earthy fragrance of bacuri butter with a milder aroma.

Natural Handmade Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe. This natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe is the perfect soapmaking project for exploring new ways to use exotic ingredients in natural skin care recipes. Left unscented to allow the warm, natural earthy scent of bacuri butter to shine through, this handmade soap recipe is another must for your recipe file!

Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.6 oz. bacuri butter (10%)
1.6 oz. murumuru butter (10%)
1.6 oz. avocado oil (10%)
1.6 oz. castor oil (10%)
2.4 oz. coconut oil (15%)
7.2 oz. pomace olive oil (45%)

4.8 fl. oz. distilled water (30.5% discount)
2.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide (6% superfat)

1 Tablespoon red Rhassoul clay
1 Tablespoon pink Himalayan salt (or sea salt)

Getting Started:

You will need a digital scale and a silicone soap mold for my bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe. As I make a lot of soap, I use this heavy duty Baker’s Math scale. I also used this rectangle silicone soap mold for this particular handmade soap recipe. In addition you’ll also need all other required supplies for making cold process soap from scratch. These materials include a digital thermometer and an immersion blender as well as aluminum free, heat safe containers and utensils.

If you have never made cold process soap before, you should read my cold process soapmaking tutorial before you begin. I also recommend starting with a simpler, beginner’s soap recipe with less expensive ingredients for your first try as soapmaking mistakes do happen.

Instructions:

Begin by preparing the lye solution for my natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe. To do this, measure out the distilled water into a heat safe container. In a separate container, weigh out the lye called for in the recipe. Now pour the lye into the water – I recommend a well ventilated area – and mix until the lye has completely dissolved. Set the lye-water solution aside in a safe location to cool.

While the lye solution cools, weigh out the carrier oils, bacuri and murumuru butters called for in my bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe. Combine your soapmaking fats in a stainless steel pot. Then gently heat the soapmaking oils on the stove over low heat just until the solids have melted.

Remove the soapmaking oils from heat and allow to cool.

Once the oils and the lye-water have reached 90°-95°F you are ready to make soap.

Natural Homemade Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe. This natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe is the perfect soapmaking project for exploring new ways to use exotic ingredients in natural skin care recipes. Left unscented to allow the warm, natural earthy scent of bacuri butter to shine through, this handmade soap recipe is another must for your recipe file!

Check the temperature of both the soapmaking oils and the lye solution before you begin. Both of these ingredients should be within ten degrees of one another.

Using a measuring spoon, measure out one Tablespoon spoon each of both the Rhassoul clay and the salt. (You do NOT want to use Dead Sea salt.) Mix into the melted soapmaking oils and butters using an immersion blender. Once the clay and salt are fully incorporated throughout the soapmaking fats, you can add the lye-water.

Carefully pour the lye-water solution into the soapmaking oils and mix with the immersion blender until you reach trace. You’ll know you’ve reached trace when you drag the blender through the soap batter and it leaves a visible trail behind. It’s a little like pudding.

Now pour the soap evenly into the cavities of your silicone soap mold. Gently cover the soap with plastic wrap or parchment paper and set aside in a safe location where it won’t be disturbed.

You should be able to unmold your natural bacuri butter & murumuru soaps the next day. Simply turn them out of the mold cavities, then allow your soap to cure for four to six weeks in a cool, dry location. After that, your handmade soaps are ready to use.

If you like my natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe, then be sure to try my other bacuri butter skin care recipes. These recipes include my 3-ingredient bacuri butter body butter recipe and my anti-aging bacuri butter body balm recipe. Alternately, you can find a complete listing of all of my cold process soap recipes from over the years here.

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DIY Natural Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

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Handmade Natural DIY Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

This carrot complexion soap recipe was designed with clear skin in mind and is unscented so it’s suitable for even sensitive skin. Crafted using a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder and activated charcoal, this tri-color carrot complexion soap recipe is perfect your face! It’s formulated to help keep your complexion both clean and acne free. Plus it’s suitable for all skin types.

Natural Beauty DIY - Handmade Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap for Clean, Clear Skin

Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. grapeseed oil
7.2 oz. palm kernel flakes
9 oz. refined (76° degree melt point) coconut oil
1.8 oz. shea butter
7.2 oz. macadamia nut oil

5.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11.5 oz. distilled water

At trace:

Entire batch and bottom layer:

1/4 teaspoon yellow oxide pigment powder
1 oz. carrot powder
.5 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay

Middle layer:

.5 oz. tomato powder
1/4 teaspoon red iron oxide

Top layer:

.25 oz. bentonite clay
.25 oz. activated charcoal powder

Instructions:

Follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions to make this complexion soap recipe. As with most of my other cold process soap recipes, this homemade soap recipe will fit into one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and yield 10 – 12 bars depending on how they are cut.

Begin by weighing out the lye using a digital kitchen scale then slowly pouring into the pre-measured distilled water. Stir until the lye dissolves completely and set aside to cool.

In a large, stainless steel pot, weigh out the grape seed oil, palm kernel flakes, coconut oil, shea butter and macadamia nut oil then heat on the stove top at medium heat until all of the ingredients have melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

While the lye/water and soapmaking oils cool, line your mold and prepare your other ingredients by weighing them all – except for the pigments which you will measure out – into separate containers. I like to group mine so I don’t get confused as to what goes where.

Once your ingredients have cooled, add the carrot powder, kaolin clay and yellow iron oxide powder to the soapmaking oils. Mix well using a stick or immersion hand blender, then slowly pour in the lye/water and mix until trace. Pour one third of the soap into your prepared mold.

Now mix the tomato powder and red iron oxide powder with the remaining soap in the pot until thoroughly incorporated and pour half of the remaining soap in the pot on top of your first layer of soap in the mold.

Finally, mix the bentonite clay and activated charcoal into the remaining soap and combine completely. Then pour all of the remaining soap on top of the first two existing layers already in the soap mold. Level the top if desired, then cover and insulate for 24 hours.

Natural Homemade Tri-Color Carrot Complexion Soap Bar with Carrot and Tomato Powders, Clays, and Activated Charcoal

You are ready to unmold your soap the next day. Simply remove from the mold and cut into bars. Then allow the soap to cure for 3 – 6 weeks before use.

If you like this natural facial soap recipe, also be sure to check out these other skin care and soap recipe designed just for delicate facial skin: Activated Charcoal (Liquid) Facial Cleanser Recipe, Lavender Activated Charcoal Facial Soap Bar Recipe, Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe, Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe, Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum Recipe, Natural Lemongrass Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser Recipe, Yogurt & Chamomile Soap Recipe, Natural Tomato & Basil Soap Recipe and my Natural Sea Mud Soap Recipe.

Looking for a beginner’s soap recipe? Try my easy and inexpensive beginner soap recipe here or my bee pollen Castile soap recipe.

For even more handmade soap recipes as well as other homemade bath and beauty DIY’s, follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest! You can also follow my blog on Blog Lovin’.

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Rebecca’s Best Ever Handmade Unscented Goat Milk Soap Recipe

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Make this best selling homemade unscented goat milk soap recipe. It's perfect for people with fragrance allergies or who suffer from dry skin or eczema.

For many years when I used to sell handmade soap on the market, this handmade unscented goat milk soap was my top selling soap. Not only is this handmade goat milk soap perfect for those who are allergic to fragrances, but it also makes a great facial soap. In addition, it’s skin conditioning ingredients are perfect for those suffering from dry or maturing skin. This handmade unscented goat milk soap recipe uses a simplified process for making goat milk soaps that entails using powdered goat milk, so even beginning soapmakers are ensured success.

Rebecca’s Best Ever Handmade Unscented Goat Milk Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. cocoa butter
5 oz. shea butter
2 lb. 7 oz. palm kernel flakes
1 lb. 2 oz. sustainable palm oil
1 lb. 6 oz. olive oil
1 lb. 6 oz. rice bran oil

36 fluid oz. distilled water
15 oz. lye (sodium hydroxide)

1/2 Cup goat milk powder
1/2 Cup colloidal oatmeal

Instructions:

This recipe uses three of my wooden soap molds and will yield 30-36 bars depending on how you cut them.

To make this soap you will need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions, taking all necessary safety precautions and weighing your ingredients – soapmaking oils, butters and lye.

To incorporate the goats milk powder, you will need to follow my article on How to Make Goats Milk Soap the Easy Way. Once your melted soapmaking oils and lye-water have cooled, you will measure out and add the goats milk powder and colloidal oatmeal to your cooled oils BEFORE you add the lye-water. Use your stick (immersion) blender to mix thoroughly. Once these ingredients have dissolved, then you can mix in the lye-water.

At trace, pour the soap into your lined molds, then cover and insulate for 24 hours. If you wish to use a fragrance, you can add up to 6 oz. of fragrance oil or up to 3 oz. of essential oils at trace. Once you unmold your soaps, cut into bars, and allow soaps to cure for a minimum of three weeks before using.

For more cold process soapmaking recipes as well as other bath and beauty diy’s be sure to follow me on Pinterest.

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