Thursday, February 25, 2016

Honey and oat soap


I had my first go at making a soap with some add - ins. Up until now I had stuck to my "cheats" castile recipe but thought it was time for something a bit different. It was really no more difficult than making a regular batch.


I'm surprised at the beautiful rich colour the bars have turned just from the addition of honey and ground oats. And it smells as good as it looks, with no artificial additives. I can't wait until it has cured long enough to use.


The recipe is from this really great book I borrowed from the library, there are heaps of recipes in here I want to try. 


I was so enthused by my last batch that I saw this new book for sale and jumped on it. Actually, it's not really "me", the recipes are a bit more complicated than I want to achieve and it just doesn't ooze the simplicity that the other book has. Now I wish I had bought the library one instead, ah well, that's impulse buying for you!



7 comments:

Nanna Chel said...

Kelly that soap is a lovely colour. I have never used honey but must do one day. There are so many recipes I want to try but we can only use so much soap. LOL!

Kelly Casanova said...

Only 60grams of honey per batch, it only takes a little bit :)

Sue Elvis said...

Kelly,

Your soap looks good enough to eat! I've never made soap but I have been given some handmade bars as gifts. A wonderful luxury! How long does it take for soap to cure? Maybe you could put the library soap making book on your wish list.

Kelly Casanova said...

Sue, most soap takes 4-6 weeks to cure. You read my mind, the book is already on my wish list :)

Unknown said...

Your soap came out great. I am a long time soap maker. Just wanted to mention that you should make sure to run any soap recipe through a free online calculator. I've run into misprints in books that would have made a dangerous soap as written.

Kelly Casanova said...

Great tip, thanks for sharing :)

Ellen Black said...

Inspiring ! I would love to make some soap to go along with hand knit or handwoven gift. Think I will buy the book, thank you.