Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Salt Bar Success!

The babassu salt bars worked out very well. I followed the recipe I posted earlier, kept my temperatures cool, and had no problems. Well, no problems until it was time to take the soaps out of the moulds. That bit wasn't as fun.



I've scented these with plumeria.

16 comments:

Traumschaumseife said...

Conulations! They are looking great!

Best wishes from Germany,
Claudia

gracefruit said...

Danke, Claudia!

Und danke fur Ihren Besuch. :)

Elizabeth x

sherrieg said...

Oh! They're beautiful! I'm even more excited to try making these now.

Joanna Schmidt said...

wow, lovely!!!!

Do you know what could be replaced with babassu that would be similar?

Heather@Twin Birch said...

They look like a slice of heaven!! I love them!

gracefruit said...

Thank you so much, everyone. I can't believe I stressed so much over trying this. It's very easy.

Joanna, you can easily use coconut oil. You'll probably want to superfat the soap 15-20%. I superfatted mine at 20%.

E xx

Croap Queen said...

They look gorgeous Elizabeth.

I see your German is coming along well!!

Jo

gracefruit said...

Thanks, Jo! My German has come and gone. ;) I've forgotten almost everything.

dcyrill said...

The soaps look great. Good job.

LoveMichie said...

Wow! Beautiful! I don't know what happened to mine :(

gracefruit said...

Thanks again!

Michelle, my first try was a complete disaster. Don't give up!

Kim said...

I adore the colors you chose. Great work, Elizabeth so glad it was a success :)

Sarah said...

Wow...they look really nice. What did you use for the blue color? Did you hot process these or Cold process -oven?

gracefruit said...

Thank you Kim!

Sarah, thank you! I used a colourant called 'indigo' because it always turns out greener than I expect. I made these using the regular cold process method. I don't think the bars gelled at all.

E xx

egassner said...

I've been thinking of trying some Babassu. Where do you get yours? Anywhere in the states that you know of that sells it?
Thanks!!

gracefruit said...

I'm not sure where to find it in the US. From Nature with Love has it, but it's organic and very expensive. Maybe Columbus Foods? I know they carry lots of things and their prices are quite good.