Sunday, January 31, 2010


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.

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.


  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

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

  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.