Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Busy Day Making Soap

Today was a busy day in the world of making soaps as I made several batches today.

Cotton & Blossom 
A sweet and subtle blend of jasmine, violet and gardenia with a sparkle of lemon zest on a dry down of vanilla.
This soap contains 25% Unrefined Shea Butter !!!!
Ingredients : Saponified Oils Of Coconut Milk, Unrefined Shea Butter, Tallow, Castor Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Fragrance, Hemp Seed Oil, Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Kaolin Clay

Sweet Grass
The ozony aroma of fresh cut grass, clover with a hint of wisteria. 
This batch was put into my small rectangular guest mold for free samples with orders.
Ingredients : Saponified Oils Of Coconut Milk, Palm Oil, Tallow, Castor Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Lanolin, Fragrance,  Canola Oil, Kaolin Clay and Coloring.
Then I had a little extra batter after pouring it into the mold so I added a little more coloring to the soap batter and drizzled it on top.

The aroma of the blooming petals of a magnolia tree.
Ingredients : Saponified Oils Of Palm Oil, Coconut Milk, Olive Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil, Unrefined Shea Butter, Fragrance, Canola Oil and Kaolin Clay.

I made two batches of shampoo bars as well today.   These were put into round molds so they are easier to use. 
They both contained the same oils of Tallow, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil and Shea Butter. 
But one of the batches also contained some stearic acid to see the difference.
But both batches had the added Wheat Protein as well as Panthenol B5. 
  • One was scented with Mango Passion and colored a peachy-orange color but it was also made with goats milk.  
  • The other was scented with Caribbean and part of the soap batter was colored an aqua color. This batch was made with coconut milk.
I'm really looking forward to trying these out.   And once they are perfected offering them.  I can think of many advantages to using a solid shampoo bar, or having the option of a head to toe bar for less clutter in the shower.

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