I’ve shared two of the soaps from our recent “My Favorite Recipe to Share” soap swap on The Sage Forum. I hope you have been enjoying these wonderful soap recipes and hope these will be inspiring to you.
Robin’s soap was absolutely yummy in scent. Just smelling her soap made my stomach growl and I started craving orange creamsicles! I’d bet you would be craving them too if you could smell this soap. This soap is a lovely brown color from the vanilla content of the fragrancing materials, but some how this coloring really doesn’t matter when you just want to curl up and snuggle with this bar of soap! I should probably make a batch like this for my mom for Christmas so I don’t have to share!
18 oz Olive Oil blend of Olive, Soy and Canola
16 oz Coconut Oil
14 oz Palm Oil
4 oz Jojoba Oil
4 oz Shea Butter
Total oil weight: 56 oz
19 oz Distilled Water
7.58 oz Sodium Hydroxide (usually around 7% as per the MMS calculator)
2 oz Orange 5-fold
0.5 oz Vanille blend (The vanille blend is vanilla absolute, benzoin and Peru Balsam, created by a local herb store, and it’s worth every penny.)
If you’re a fan of 50-50 bars, you’ll love this soap. It’s almost good enough to eat!
I typically combine my oils and lye around 100-110 degrees. This size batch yields 16 bars that weigh approximately 4 ounces each after curing. For previous batches, I’ve sprinkled the tops of the bars with cinnamon, but since it’s a fairly dark bar, I didn’t do that this time.
The Vanille blend that Robin used was purchased from Artemisia Herbals in Sonora, California.