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Sweet Tips On Honey In Soap Making


Tip 1

Did you know you can use real honey in your CP soap? It can increase your lather, and it’s a natural humectant that attracts water to your skin. You do need to be careful, however, as honey or other sugars can cause your batch to overheat or scorch, so use it sparingly. About a teaspoon of honey per pound of soap should be sufficient. Too much and your soap batch could crack or worse, volcano. You can also use honey in melt and pour soap, but decrease the amount to 1/8 -1/2 teaspoon per pound of base, as too much can increase your chances of glycerin “dew” sweat, as well as make your bar spongier.

Tip 2

You can also use a small amount of beeswax to help create a harder bar of CP soap. Typically, the usage rate for that is approximately 2-5%. Over 5% and you may find it decreases the lather of your soap. When making your soap batch, just melt the beeswax first, then add your other hard oils.

Tip 3

How do you make a Honeycomb Soap without a specific honeycomb mold? It’s super easy and all you need is some bubble wrap, so save up those pieces you get when you receive packages.
The smaller sized bubble wrap works best (1/8 to 5/16th size). Simply cut a piece to fit your regular slab or log mold.
You can either place the bubble wrap on the bottom OR you can press it onto the top of the soap once it’s poured. Either way, once the soap is cooled, you’ll have a gorgeous honeycomb effect on the tops of your bars!


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