Oct 3, 2012

Coffee and cocoa powder soap

This is my coffee and cocoa powder soap.

I used natural colorants, for the Brambleberry cold process challenge.
Colorants I used: Coffee infused Olive Oil and Cocoa Powder.
I have put coffee grounds into olive oil, warmed the oil-coffee mixture over the lowest heat for 10 minutes and left it for two days. I filtered the coffee grounds using a small mesh strainer.

Jun 14, 2012

Salt Soap - Sea Salt in CP Soap

Yesterday I made sea salt CP soap.

These are the oils I used: 80% coconut oil, 10% olive oil and 10% corn oil, with 20% superfat. I used SoapCalc Lye Calculator.
After light trace I added my essential oils: mint, rosemary and orange, and blue oxide for the blue swirl.
Then I added fine grain sea salt and used 1:1 ratio of sea salt to oils.
I poured my salt soap into various silicone molds and sprinkled it with some coarse sea salt.
I tried it the next day and it had a creamy lather.

Here are some salt CP soap recipes from lovely soapers around the world:

Salt Soap Tutorial by Ladybug Soapworks
Pretty in Pink: Salty Cold Process from SoapQueen
Salt Soaps from Adventures With The Sage
Salt Bars from LovinSoap

Mar 2, 2012

Oatmeal milk and Honey CP Soap

This is my first Oatmeal milk and Honey CP Soap.

I used SoapCalc Lye Calculator to determine the exact amount of lye and water for my oils. I used palm, coconut and olive oil. Instead of a part of water I used cooled oatmeal milk that I made myself. The lye-water-oatmealmilk mixture got very thick.
At trace I added a teaspoon of ground oatmeal and two teaspoons of honey per pound of soap. Grounded oatmeal and honey give this soap it's natural color and natural scent.
At the end I sprinkled some whole oats on top of my soap.

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