Making of Dokudami soap

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Let’s make soap by Dokudami~!

Ingredients:
Dokudami leaves 120g
Purified water 175g
Olive oil 250g
Palm oil 125g
Coconut oil 125g
Caustic soda 68g

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Prepare purified water and Dokudami.

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Mix Dokudami and purified water in a blender.

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Took Dokudami water by squeezing by cotton towel.

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Olive oil 250g
Palm oil 125g
Coconut oil 125g

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Caustic soda 68g

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I putted caustic soda to Dokudami water directly though… the beautiful green color turned to black by sodium hydroxide(caustic soda) decomposition…

Note: maybe this is not good, but still ok and I keep making.

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Make the oil and Dokudami-caustic-soda-liquid to 40 degrees Celsius,

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put Dokudami-caustic-soda-liquid to oil and stir.

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Ummmm, it should be green but I put caustic soda directly and made it this color… 🙁
I should have divide dokudami water and caustic soda water :'(

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when I stir around 20 min, the color came to light, so I was releifed a little bit.
A trace is starting come up on the surface,

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there is remain of dokudami leaves,

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put the traced liquid and stir,

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then turn it back to main liquid and stir.
It seems the looks coming good!?

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put into milk carton,

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put lid by packing tape, then put it on foamed styrol box to keep warm.

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in 24 hours later,,,

I prayed it’s ok..!!(>_<)

And I opened the lid.

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Oh~, it’s got hard~!
And also the color turned to green!?

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took the every carton out.
Isn’t the looks good?

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But when I cut the bar, the cross section surface was brown~.
Anyway it’s not bad, the looks ok as soap.

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Tada-!
This is the first time I made Dokudami soap~.
It takes a month to dry it out.

I can’t wait to use it~!! XD

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