For the longest time I have wanted to make some clay soaps, but I just never found the time. I have had some various clays sitting around for months, just begging to be used. Well, this past weekend, I did it! I tried a new thing or two!
My goal was to make a couple of facial soaps. One for dry, sensitive skin and one for oily, blemish prone skin. Good thing I had a couple of perfect clays for that. And they turned out beautiful!
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Having recently acquired some new fragrances from Nature’s Garden, I was anxious this weekend to make them into soap. I had purchased them to make bath bombs with, but had a change of heart. I was inspired by the Awapuhi Seaberry fragrance, which was just begging to be turned into something colorful.
I decided to use tussah silk, hemp oil and shea butter in this recipe. Since I have never worked with this fragrance before, I made a small batch and used a recipe that I knew wouldn’t seize up. I am happy to say that the fragrance behaved perfectly. I did get a coating of soda ash on the soap top, but it washed right off. Continue reading “Awapuhi Seaberry with Tussah Silk, Hemp & Shea Soap”