Sunday, January 31, 2010

DOUBLE LUXE

This one has all my favorite moisturizing, regenerating and anti-inflammatory oils and butters. For gentle exfoliation, it has ground almonds. The oils, butters and ground almonds I ordered from The Soap Kitchen. I think they have a very good selection of soap making supplies and their international shipping rates are quite easy on the pocket.

Recipe:
250g Cocoa Butter
250g Shea Butter
200g Aloe Butter
200g Evening Primrose Oil
200g Wheat Germ Oil

300ml water
141g NaOH (= 10% super fat)

7 tblsp ground almonds
30g FO Double Cream by Gracefruit

Method: Oven hot process

I added the almonds at trace, because I suspected that it might have been difficult to mix them evenly in the gelled soap. The FO I naturally added after the soap came out of the oven. Even though I added more FO than I usually do, the scent did not came out very strong. That may still change while the soap cures.

3 comments:

  1. Hi! Thanks for the soaps - didn't know at all about your interest in doing soaps yourself. That's fantastic. Haven't open the packages yet, but the give a very nice smell to the whole workroom at home :-) BR, Piipa

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  2. Hi Piipa!
    I am pleased to hear that you like the scent! I hope you'll also like them in actual use ;-)

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  3. I tried this soap yesterday. the smell is nice, could do with a bit more foam maybe, the exfoliating almonds are good, not too hard nor too soft. i was a bit surprised that the soap isn't very moisturising being 10% superfat, but instead I found it a bit drying. All in all a good soap but does not beat my favourite, the coconut soap.

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