Tag Archives: Distilled Water

Hot Process Honeysuckle Soap

This is my first hot process soap and it is a combination of olive oil, palm flakes, coconut, castor and Sunflower oils as well as rice bran oil as a superfat. The coconut ensures it is cleansing, the castor ensures it bubbles well, the coconut, sunflower and rice bran condition and the palm makes sure it is a nice solid bar of soap.

I adjusted all the amounts in a soap calculator until I got the qualities I wanted. Soapcalc is my go to soap calculator but there are others. They have tutorials and once you know how to get the qualities you want in a soap you will make much better soaps.

I used distilled water and nothing with sugars so this soap gave me no trouble at all. However, I got gold sparkle everywhere.

For the colorant I used a mix of yellow and orange mica’s and added more to the main batter for each layer, the bottom later is white and the top layer has the most orange and yellow. I did mica lines with gold sparkle between each layer for a subtle vein effect. I was looking for a natural stone sort of look, I think I did alright with that.

I am used to working with cold process soap and having a top to decorate. I decided a gold dusting would cover the plain, rough top I was nervous about.

I used a Honeysuckle scent which is supposed to slightly discolor, I am not sure if the titanium dioxide I added will counteract that at all, only time will tell if that enhances or detracts.

Green Tea Anti-Aging Face Cream

Here is my idea for an anti-aging face cream. I kinda winged it based on a sensitive skin recipe I made for some one. I also whipped this one for a while so it is light and fluffy.

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Green Tea Anti-Aging Face Cream

.5 oz Shea Butter

.2 oz Chamomile Infused Sunflower Oil

.4 oz Emulsifying Wax

.15 Stearic Acid

.2 Jojoba Oil

6 oz Distilled Water

1.5 oz Glycerin

.2 oz Sea Buckthorn Extract

.3 oz Green Tea Extract

.1 oz Ginkgo Extract

.2 oz Oat Extract

Preservative

 

In A double boiler melt Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Chamomile infused Sunflower Oil, and Shea Butter.

Heat Distilled Water for 1 minute in the microwave and pour into your mixing bowl, with a whisk slowly add the melted oil until it is entirely encoporated. Set aside and wait several minutes until it has cooled below 100 degrees.

While mixing add Jojoba Oil, Glycerin. When incorporated add Sea Buckthorn, Green Tea, Oat and Ginkgo Extracts.

Calculate your recipe total weight and add preservative according to it’s guidelines. Mix for several minutes until face cream is light and fluffy.

Transfer to it’s final jar or container to set, leave it with lid off for several hours before sealing.