Thursday, March 14, 2013

Olive oil soap with Cinnamon and Cocoa

Olive oil soap with cinnamon and cocoa
Once you are 'hooked' on soap making you will always be in the process of planning your next recipe, thinking about different things you could use to give them fragrance or color. You will want to try all those exotic oils, butters or essential oils you've read about or seen while browsing your supplier's catalogue. Those ingredients don't come cheap however, so more often than not, when you feel the need to spend some creative fun time making soap, you will have to work with simple ingredients, those you can find in your kitchen any time. Sometimes simple is better, so take that Olive oil and whatever spices or dried herbs you have in your kitchen and have some fun.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Raspberry Tea Soap

RaspberryTea Soap all wrapped up
Hello everyone, it's been a busy month and I haven't had much time to write about my favorite pastime - soap making. Today I'm going to describe one of my favorite projects - Raspberry Tea Soap. It was my third project and it turned out quite nice.
Once you decide which oils and/or butters you are going to use, calculate your water/lye weight here or using some other lye calculator.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Olive oil & Aloe Vera soap

There's been a lot of talk on soap making forums about using Aloe in CP soaps and after reading some advice from people who experimented with it I decided to give it a try, cause it was a cheap adventure this time having all of the ingredients in my kitchen and garden. 

Aloe Vera from my garden
As I mentioned before, we have our own olive oil and I have one Aloe Vera plant in my garden. So it was to be a 100% olive oil soap with aloe...