Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Soap currently on the curing table plus lip balm
I decided that I would share my soaping experiences good or bad so others can use it to their benefit in their soaping journeys.
One of the prettiest soaps I have done so far is the soap I will probably call Mocha Cappuccino Cocoa Butter Soap pictured below. Only a little over 2 pounds.
It does look like a manly soap with rich, strong scents. I had a light bit of ash form on the top. That is always a stinker because it doesn't happen right away, usually the second or third day. I haven't had ash problems for some time. Hmmm
Coco-Rosey Lip Balm the other day found at Crunchy Betty's blog. You can tell that I have been using the bottom right one already. It is not bad. I think the recipe needs improving. The first time I made it, it did not harden or set up. I had to reheat and add a tablespoon of beeswax to it. After viewing the comments, I could see that other people had problems as well. I live in Texas, and it is summer. Coconut Oil is not going to stay hardened in our climate anytime of the year. I infused the oil with dried rosebuds. After I use it for an extended time, I will let you know how it is. I like anything that smells like cocoa butter.
In a week or so, I am going to be teaching someone to make soap. I am excited to pass this on to others.