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.
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!
Posted by gracefruit at 3:35 PM