Sunday, October 11, 2009

No Nuts, No Wheat

My favorite soap recipe contains wheat germ oil, which my skin loves loves loves. My other two recipes, one with cocoa butter and the other with shea butter, contains sweet almond oil, which helps to add lather to a bar of soap, and is a great moisturizer.

But I have had a couple of customers ask for a soap with no nut oils, and no wheat germ oil, due to allergies. So I tweaked my recipe a little, and came up with a soap that contains olive oil, coconut oil (a seed, not a nut!), grapeseed oil, rice bran oil, and avocado oil. I made my full batch, which fills 2 molds, and split the batch. First batch, fragrance free. Right now it smells clean and sweet, due to the avocado oil. Second batch, colored with green clay and scented with a spruce needle and cedarwood essential oils blend. It smells just like a Christmas Tree! I just turned them out of the molds and so far, so good!! I will cut them tomorrow, and slice off a tiny sliver of each for me to try out. OH, sorry, I can try them out now, but everyone else will have to wait at least 3 weeks before I start selling them. :)

Each of the soap logs pictured are 20inches long.

And a gratuitous cat picture, for my sisters. :-D


Karley said...

Great idea, Nan!

They look beautiful, too.

RhiannonSTR said...

Oooh - I can smell it from here. I love soap. I had no idea that each bar needs to be cut like that. You learn something new everyday.
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