Figgy Oat Soap from The Essential Herbal

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reinbeau

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I love making recipes developed by Marci Tsohonis, who writes for The Essential Herbal magazine. The scent used here is something I came up with and am happy to share. I'm including the recipe if you want to try it. I have people who really love this one, the first batch sold quickly!!

Here it is in the slab mold. Didn't have quite enough batter, but that's ok, I ended up cutting it into blocks that weigh about 6-7 ounces each. Nice handful of soap!



Because of the honey and other sugars from the figs, etc, this one gets hot. I watched it carefully, and when the edges reached full gel I put it out into the snow to cool overnight.



Like I said, I cut this into blocks because it wasn't quite thick enough. I could have gone 1.5" but the full 2" cut gives you a nice sized bar. Usually out of this slab I get 30 soaps, this time I got 15.



I'll pop the recipe into a new post since the software says I'm trying to post five pictures but I'm only posting four....Technology is great when it works!!

As promised, here is the recipe. Figs add a humectant quality and the enzymes in the fruit are supposed to be good for aged skin - something I'm very familiar with! :) It smells heavenly but don't eat it!

 

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Thank you so much for sharing your EO blend and recipe! That was very generous of you. The recipe looks great and the soap looks yummy enough to eat!


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Your recipe activated my sweet tooth. I'm dreaming of a figgy baklava...
 

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