There was a little experimental soap making on my mind ever since I thought a few weeks ago about adding Rooibos tea to a soap recipe. This weekend I took on the challenge! Continue reading “Experimental Rooibos Tea Soap with Diatomaceous Earth”
Fragrances that contain vanillin can turn soap brown over time. The whites might start out white, but eventually they will darken.
When you have a fragrance with a lot of vanillin in it, the best thing to do is just embrace the “brownness” and work it into the soap design. One way to do this is to put fragrance only in the part of the soap batter that will be colored brown.
This is a free cold process soap recipe for making ” Creamy Latte In-The-Pot Swirl” Soap. Continue reading “Free Soap Recipe- Creamy Latte In-The-Pot Swirl Cold Process Soap”
Since fall is fast approaching, I wanted to honor the autumn season with a soap befitting of crisp, cool, days, falling leaves and apple cider. The only thing that is missing is the hay ride!
I had some Pure Honey and AppleJack & Peel fragrance oils and they smelled so great together that I decided to use them in this batch of soap. AppleJack smells like sharp apple cider. It’s apple-y and spicy. The Pure Honey fragrance tones it down a little bit and gives it a little sweetness. Together it smells more like apple pie or sweet cider. It is a good match. Continue reading “Soap In Progress – Autumn Splendor – Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter Soap with AppleJack & Peel and Pure Honey Fragrance”