Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Scottish Blossom Honey Soap


This is one of my favourite soaps to make. Just a small amount of honey makes such a difference to the finished bars. The batch I made here was fairly small -- about 1.5kg, and I added 2T of dark blossom honey to my oils before adding the caustic soda solution. The result is a beautiful natural colourant and a soap containing the wonderful humectant properties of honey.

The 'honeycomb' effect is super easy to achieve. Just cut a bit of bubble wrap and press it into the soap as soon as it's poured into the mould. Once the soap has hardened, carefully peel it away.

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I'll have some exciting news to report, hopefully on Friday. I've been working behind the scenes with another soapmaker on a new project that's nearly ready for launch!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another creation!
Bubble wrap turns out to be great for many things...

It would be really interesting to find out about that mysterious project behind the scenes :). Good luck!

I.

Anonymous said...

You are sooo talented.

Good luck with the project.

A x

gracefruit said...

Hopefully everything will be ready to go by Friday. And thank you!

Watch this space. :)

Npigas-Myrenia said...

Good luck with your project! I wish you best of luck.
Also the bubble wrap is perfect idea!
PS I did not forget about the photo of my fisrt attemp in hot process, but it was a disaster :(, so I think it is better to avoid it.

gracefruit said...

Oh no! Sorry you didn't have a successful first go. My first batch looked okay, but my second looked like the dog's breakfast. I'm sure you'll have better luck next time.