I made this soap for The Soap Challenge Club. I try to make all of my soaps vegan but the recipe I used called for Beeswax. I used it since I had received it as a gift from someone. I was reluctant since I had never used it before. It did not go well and the resulted in the white spots that can be seen throughout the soap. I love the way it looks otherwise and I will not be using Beeswax as an ingredient again.
Scent: Earthy patchouli and bright grapefruit notes mixed with a bit of Spearmint Essential Oil to round it out.
Details: My soaps are handmade using a method called cold process. Coconut, olive, and castor oils are combined with a lye water solution. The resulting batter is then colored, fragranced, and poured into a wooden mold with a silicone liner. The loaf goes through a process called saponification overnight meaning that the lye and oils have become hard soap. There is no lye remaining once this process is finished. After I pull them out of the mold, I cut them into bars and let them cure for six weeks. Since this soap does not contain any synthetic detergents, it will not strip the skin of its natural oils while still cleansing. The castor oil is used to create a nice lather.
Ingredients: olive oil, organic coconut oil, water, sodium hydroxide, cocoa butter, canola oil, castor oil, beeswax, sodium lactate, fragrance oil, Spearmint Essential Oil, and mica for color.
Notes: The recipe I use creates a very luscious but soft bar of soap. The bars may have been damaged during the packing and shipping process. Any dents are purely cosmetic and will not change the performance of the bar.
If any irritation occurs, please discontinue use immediately.