I’m constantly thinking of new ideas for soaps, and body products. Last night I saw a preview for Peter Pan, which inspired me to formulate this recipe. Combining my love for the Holidays, and that mischievous Tinkerbell, I’ve decided to call this soap SnowBell Fairy. Although, you may choose any name you’d like😊. I wanted this soap to be very gentle and moisturizing for the skin, so I chose not to use coconut oil in this recipe. Although, I love coconut oil, and the many wonderful benefits it brings to soap, and other products, it can also be a bit drying, especially this time of year. I decided to use babassu oil in its place.
Babassu oil boasts super moisturizing properties that heal dry skin and improve skin’s elasticity. It also contains lauric and myristic fatty acids that are great for your skin and hair. I’ll talk more about this wonderful oil in an upcoming blog.
Ok, here’s the recipe 😊.
Babassu oil 15%
Palm oil 20% (ethically harvested)
Kokum butter 10%
Castor oil 5%
*Additives based on 500g of oil
1T white Kaolin Clay
Pinch of tussah silk(dissolve in lye water)
1T. Marshmallow root powder (optional)
1tsp. Oil soluble Titanium Dioxide
1tsp. Mermaid mica (mad oils)
Blue star embeds(optional)
1.20 oz. fragrance of your choice. I used Snow Taffy from http://www.saffireblue.ca
*Follow standard soap making instructions.
Melt your oils together, and add lye mixture.
I allow my oils & lye water to come to room temperature, it allows me more time to work.
Of course, use the method that works best for you😀.
Mix to emulsification, add your clay & marshmallow root. Separate into two batches add TD to one, and blue mica to the other. (Or colors of your choice)
I chose a pot swirl. Place a layer of soap into your mold, lay embeds (if you choose) back to back. Pour in the rest of your batch. I had a bit left over, so I did a “plop” design on top, and dusted with iridescent glitter. A swirl design would look lovely too. Please feel free to play with the recipe, and make it your own. I love your feedback, and pictures are wonderful too😊. I’ll be posting pictures of this soap once it’s cured. Thanks for reading!