Friday, 30 September 2011

No Calories

No Calories is a Chocolate Soap

I took part in a swap on the ‘Soap Making Forum’. It was an Aussie Autumn Swap … and my first soap swap. It was so exciting and I loved all the soaps I received. One of them was scented with ‘Italian Spiced Chocolate’ and looked like an iced mud cake. I contacted the person who made it and asked if it was ok for me to make soap the same … and she said yes!

Here is my take on a chocolate soap, which is called No Calories, as even though it smells divinely of chocolate, it can't be eaten!  Damn!

The bottom of this soap has dark chocolate added … and the colour is amazing.

The Italian spiced chocolate fragrance oil is divine and provides a great showering experience!



Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Lavender Salt Soap

I love using salt in oil to clean my hands and remove dry skin and I was curious to find out how salt soap worked. 

After considerable research, I decided to make a coconut oil soap with a high superfat.  I chose to add 70% table salt and a swirl of colour.  Plus ... the night before, I added colour to some sea salt and let that dry, to add decoration to the top of my soap.

Making the soap was straight forward, but it set quickly and about four hours after putting the salt soap in the moulds I removed it (still warm) to cut it.  The bars didn't cut smoothly, but the salt soaps in the muffin moulds looked great ... note to self ... in future make salt soap in individual moulds, to prevent the need to 'watch' it so closely.




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