Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Buttermilk, Carrot, and Honey Soap
I’m the first to admit that I love synthetic fragrances. I feel they give a depth and roundness that essential oils just can’t offer, and I use them in nearly all of my soaps.
But sometimes, I want a truly natural soap – something wholesome and pure, and free from anything artificial*. My favourite natural soap is carrot and buttermilk with avocado oil and honey.
I start with a lye solution made with 100% carrot juice. The base recipe is
55% Olive oil
20% Coconut oil
25% Avocado oil
After the soap has cooked, I add a slurry of unrefined avocado oil, buttermilk powder, and honey before pouring the soap into the moulds. I don’t add any fragrance to this soap, but a blend of palmarosa, howood, and lavender would be lovely.
*The photo I’ve posted is a slight cheat as I did add a tiny bit of green colorant to the batch.
Posted by gracefruit at 5:21 PM