Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey Tutorial

This is a tutorial on how to make honeycomb, or beeswax soap. Thanks to my friends at Crafster I now understand how to make this very simple yet beautiful soap, so I thought I would share it with you.

We first start by lining the mold with a sheet of bubble wrap. A member of Crafster suggested that if I use the smaller bubble wrap that I will achieve a more honeycomb like appearance. I only had the large bubble wrap so that will do, but next time I will try to find some smaller bubble wrap to see if there is any difference in look.

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Next mix the oils, and lye solution at about 95 degrees fahrenheit, this allows for a very long trace time, and that is exactly what I want. I need time to incorporate the oatmeal, milk and honey, and then add the fragrance. The mixture is at trace but still a little runny, I then pour the very smoothly soap mixture into my mold. By taking these steps it allows the soap to form a more smoother, creamer appearance, and take the shape of the bubble wrap.

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The next day has finally arrived and I am so excited to show you what the final product.

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It was super simple and easy, and as you can see the end result is fantastic. I didn't add color to the soap, but the I knew the natural color would look gorgeous, and I was right.

Happy Soaping.

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