This is a lovely hard soap with a creamy texture and is good for all skin types. This recipe uses lye which is poisonous, so be careful! You should also have a basic knowledge of soapmaking or a good book to explain basic steps. This soap takes 4 weeks to cure. I got this recipe from The Handmade Soap Book.
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- 1Grease a shallow square or oblong mold.
- 2Place the fat, base oils and beeswax in a stainless steel or enamel pot over a low heat.
- 3Pour the water into a heavy glass or plastic bowl or pitcher.
- 4Wearing rubber gloves and eye protection, add the sodium hydroxide (caustic soda/lye) to the water and stir until dissolved.
- 5When the oils have melted, remove them from the heat.
- 6Place one candy thermometer in the oils and one in the caustic solution.
- 7When both thermometers reach an equal temperature between 120*F.
- 8(49C) and 140*F.
- 9(60C), pour the caustic solution into the oil.
- 10Stir occasionally until the mixture reaches trace (mixture thickens to the point where you can trickle some soap off the back of a spoon or spatula and it will leave a trace line on the surface of the mixture. This is called"trace").
- 11This should take about 20 minutes.
- 12Add the honey and stir well.
- 13Pour immediately into the mold and cover with a towel or blanket.
- 14Leave to set for 24 hours or until the soap reaches a solid consistency.
- 15Wearing rubber gloves, remove the soap from the mold and cut into bars.
- 16Cover the soap and leave to cure for four weeks before use.
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Nutritional Facts for Honey Blossom Soap
Serving Size: 1 (949 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 0.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g