Sunday, August 22, 2010

Evening Primrose Soap



This soap is twice hand milled. I posted a previous blog about the agony of doing the milling, or re-batching. But this one wasn't as bad to mill. The reason I wanted to mill the soap was to put in special oils, and milk to help soften the skin.

I used:
coconut oil, for super lather,
olive oil, great for dry and irritated skin,
evening primrose oil, great source of essential fatty acids, superior for dry skin,
jojoba oil, rich in vitamin E, closest to skins own chemical composition,
shea butter, skin healing, anti-aging
mango butter, wound healing, great source of essential fatty acid, highly prized butter for cosmetics industry.
milk, skin softening.


I also added green bentonite clay exfoliating beads. That's what has turned to soap an avocado colour. I don't tend to add artificial colours. Unless I really want something different. Recently I have been experimenting with natural colours. I've tried using coffee for browns, also clays to dye the soap the same colour of the clay. I'm always trying to think about what else I can use to dye the soap naturally. Or  just leaving it natural and seeing it change over the 6-8 week curing process.

2 comments:

  1. Hi there
    I stumbled across your blog via All Cats Are Grey At Night.
    I like the look of your baked goods, but am really interested in your home made soaps.
    I think I would be able to use some of them, especially this evening primrose one.
    How can I buy some from you?
    Carly

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  2. Hi Carly! Thank you so much for your comment! I will be setting something up very soon. I am impatiently waiting for the soaps to cure which take at least 6 weeks. I do have some that are ready to go though...
    I've been thinking about what avenue to use to sell. I am most likely going to go with madeit.com.au or etsy. As soon as my store is set up I will message you! And I am happy to send you a sample, when they are fully cured :) Thanks again.

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