This is a 100% Soy Wax Soap I made the other day. It's a very hard bar which is slightly off-white. It has no lather but cleanses my skin pretty well. I am considering using it as my base because its really cheap.
I don't know yet whether it would make a good facial soap. It certainly leaves my skin feeling very "clean". I'd even say it was a bit drying. Perhaps if you mixed in a exfoliating material such as ground fruit pits?
My girlfriend insisted I have actual real plates for eating dinner on so she picked some up for me at a garage sale. :wink:
I must confess this was a Hobby Lobby run. I always feel slightly creepy going in there but I didn't want to wait 5 days for shipping. Since I was just experimenting, I bought 2 lbs (they come in 1 lb plastic tubs) at $6.99 apiece. This soy wax has unspecified additives in it (other veggie oil products to lower the MP). I have seen soy wax advertised on the internet from $10 to 14 for 10 lbs of pure soy wax.
My second batch of soy wax soap is a 50/30/10/10 combo of soy wax/hemp oil/shea butter/castor oil which is busy curing. It has turned out to be a nice hard bar but has a yellow color due to the unrefined hemp oil. It also has a slightly "rubbery" or "modelling clay" feel to it which is disappearing as it cures. I will test it out later this week.
"Shower testing" the plain soy wax soap bar, I am happy to report that it is very long-lasting.
Once I have tested the hemp oil bars, I plan to order a big 10 lb bag of wax and get to work developing a standard set of recipes.