8.26.2012

using up some oils

I was going through my soap cabinet again to see which oils I was almost out of.  Part of me didn't want to make soap until after I move and get settled in next month (sold the house finally!), but part of me wanted to use up the nearly empty bottles/containers so that I wouldn't have to pack them.  Plus, I just felt like making soap!

 aloe vera cucumber and apple
 
It took some time on soap calc, but I was able to get the oil percentages worked out.  I also bumped up the coconut oil, more than what I normally use, so this will be another tester.  I used it at 50% in the bergamot grapefruit orange batch and it didn't make my skin itch at all.  I actually could have superfatted a little lower, now that I've used it, so I'll be testing again with that recipe!



6 comments:

  1. So pretty! Good luck with your move :)

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  2. Beautiful soap, Kalla! Cucumber and apple sounds like a great combo, and it sounds like you may have come up with a new soap formula! Good idea using up some of your supplies so that you don't have to move them. And congrats on selling your house! Good luck with the move.

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    1. thank you Jenny! It's an interesting combo...it's a soft, pleasant fragrance with a hint of sweetness (apple). I'm not sure if I have a new soap formula yet, but I'm close..need to make some more test batches. And thanks on the house-I'm going to start packing boxes this week...just wish the move was over and done with! :)

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  3. looks great! i have the same problem on my hands right now, lots of oils that are in short supply so i need to figure out how to use them up! i do more assorted bath and body items than i do soap though, so there's always something i could do with it. it's the motivation that's lowest, sometimes! especially here in ND.. there's not a huge market, so it gets a little discouraging at times.

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    1. Thanks, dakota! I hear ya...most people I talk to never heard of lotion bars or even used handmade soap before. Don't get discouraged! :)

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