This week I decided to try my hand at soaping with honey. I admit, I was a bit timid. I have seen and read so much, I had a million questions.
- How much do I add?
- When do I add the honey?
- Do I need to freeze my soap?
- What if I add too much honey?
- What if I don’t freeze it?
Just a few of my never-ending questions. I opted to just do it and make the soap already.
I collected all my favorite butters and oils: coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and castor oil.
Once everything was all melted and blended, I added my lye water. When it hit slight trace, I added the raw, unfiltered honey.
For this I decided to go with two micas and the soap’s natural color.
The honey increased the acceleration, so it did not flow the way I wanted. I was able to get her in the mold, use a hanger swirl and create a pretty top.
Once out of the mold and cut, I was very impressed. Scented with Champagne Kisses fragrance oil, this is a light, yet bubbly scent. LOVE this soap!
I test all of my soaps (one of the benefits of being a soaper). This bar is creamy and ultra moisturizing. Even with the cold temperatures here on the east cost, my hands are not drying out after washing with this bar.
Butter & Honey is now available in the etsy store. Stop by and use code CAWEB for an additional 20% off.