Does anyone have a good body wash recipe? I currently just make candles but would like to make a personal body wash for myself. The recipes I find online have honey and coconut as the main ingredients and they are so expensive. I am looking for a cheaper base.
Also, I think the Bamboo Coconut scent (candle science) mixed with a fresh rain or clean cotton scent would smell amazing for soap.
I'm trying to find a good way to label and package my soaps. I don't sell mine yet, but I hope to in the future. I'm thinking about using stickers so I'm researching programs and printers, but I'd love to know what others are doing as well!
I'm looking for a way to make clear grey soap, as well as clear blush soap, without any shimmer or sparkles or severe opacity, doing melt and pour with glycerine base. Does anyone know if that's even possible, and if so, how? What colorant could I use?
Pictures Looks like it could have used another day or two in the mold because the inside was still pretty soft, although I'm more concerned with some of the other problems.
You'll see that the outside is brownish and there's a purple ring on the inside and then the center is greenish brown. A little while after cutting that inside green/brown part actually turned purple like the border ring. The soap smells pretty bad, like turpentine.
This was my first time making cp soap with wine. My recipe:
3 oz coconut oil
3 oz olive oil
2 oz sweet almond oil
1.5 oz shea butter
.5 oz castor oil
1.34 oz Lye dissolved into
3.8 oz wine
.3 oz EO blend (lemon, lime, orange)
For the wine I used the Winking Owl cab, boiled out the alcohol, and froze it into cubes. It actually measured closer to 3.5 oz after after boiling down from 6 oz, so I added distilled water until it was at 3.8 oz.
After mixing the lye into the frozen wine/water, the lye solution was at about 60° F. I think my oil mixture was at about 120°F when I mixed them.
My theories are that either I didn't boil out enough alcohol or I should've let the oils cool more before mixing, and it went through gel phase which was bad for the wine and its sugars. Or maybe I shouldn't have used such a cheap wine. I really don't know though since this was my first experiment with wine soaping (about my 6th time overall making soap).