To make the best of a bad thing - Rebatched Sea Buckthorn soap
|Last chance in the garden. Everything has pretty much|
died down, except the Hollyhocks which are blooming
like crazy. This lovely cream colour is just lovely.
I made a soap quite some time ago that included a some Sea Buckthorn oil and a lot of other goodies. It was a great soap (I think) except it was so soft as to be almost mushy. I waited and waited for it to harden up, but finally gave up and decided to rebatch it.
It has now been curing and has turned into a very nice yellow soap. The colour is quite a bit lighter since I mixed this with some whipped soap that was mostly white hard oils, but hadn't turned out the way I wanted. So that was a lot of hard oils that I combined with all the soft ones. I've been meaning to post about his rebatch except I lost my notebook so I couldn't find the recipe. When I found the notebook I discovered that I hadn't written it down in the notebook at all. So I searched for it on my little computer and I found it.
The combined recipe for this rebatch turned out to be:
Olive oil 24%
Coconut oil 22%
Jojoba oil 10%
Cocoa butter 8%
Wheat germ oil 1.5%
The water was 1/3 water and 2/3 a combination of Oat meal tea and Aloe vera. The additions to the yellow soap were Sea Buckthorn and St. Johns Wort oils along with about a tablespoon of honey. When I rebatched this I used yoghurt as a liquid. The precise recipe is hard to figure out, but I like this soap as a gentle bath soap. The lather is very soft and creamy.