We're nearly out of soap, so I've been having a soap binge in the kitchen.
First batch: Beeswax Soap
4oz coconut oil
10oz rice bran oil
20oz olive oil
Worked very nicely.
Second Batch: A mishmash batch
This batch has not worked so well. I'm not completely surprised as I was using up a lot of oils that I had hanging around. I did use a soap calculator to make sure my lye proportions were right, so I'm confident that was not the problem, but as you can see from the few areas of oil on the top and the slightly white crust on the bottom, the soap has not saponified properly.
I shall grate this up, melt it down, add some goats milk, avocado oil and some dill essential oil (or similar, not sure what I've got in my collection), and make a really lovely moisturising soap.
This is an On My Mind post, from Rhonda's blog over at Down To Earth.