The almond meal in this soap makes a great exfoliant and helps boost the cleaning power of your soap. Chocolate and lavender makes a deliciously gourmet-foodie fragrance! Don't have any almond meal at home? Learn how to make your own almond meal and almond milk here!
This kit includes:
This kit is a little different than our other kits in that you can remove or get extra of each item in your shopping cart (and the price will adjust accordingly) before you check out. So you can just get what you need. Also please note that there are no printed instructions included with this kit, learn how to make this soap on the Soap Queen Blog here.
If you have never made soap from scratch before, please check out Anne-Marie’s four part series on cold process before trying this recipe. It is really important to understand how to work with sodium hydroxide (lye) so that you are soaping on the safe side.
Finally made this one this evening, and my whole dining/living room smells wonderful! I'm looking forward to the unmasking... I mean unmolding. I know I'll have to wait longer because I used a silicone mold, but it's still going to be fun to add this to my curing shelf.
I've made a few batches of this soap. It is detailed enough to make you feel like you're doing something complex, but so easy to do! The soap turns out wonderfully. I get several requests for more of this soap!
It seems like I waited forever to make this soap. Partly, because I kept forgetting to pick up the almonds from the store. The recipe was easy to follow and the combined scents were amazing. Everything seemed to be going well until the unmolding. Unfortunately, a small section of the almond portion remained in my mold. I waited around 32 hours to remove even though the recipe said after 24 hours. Since I used a silicon mold I didn't line it. The almond section was still soft. I'm still new to soaping but this wasn't my first batch. Should I have lined the mold or waited another day?
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Cassandra! I'm sorry this product wasn't your favorite. Good news, you don't need to line silicone molds! However, it does take longer to release your soap from the silicone mold, up to a week. To speed up this process, you can add 1 tsp. of
Sodium Lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. I'll be emailing you personally to troubleshoot!
This was my very first soaping experience, and I loved it. The soap itself seems very moisturizing. I skipped the almond meal simply because I didn't have any and it did just fine without it. The lavender herb fragrance did accelerate my soap batter but I was also soaping at higher temperatures so I think the temp played a big factor in acceleration. So fun! I'm going to stick with the kits to help build up my stash and to give me confidence to try my own recipes :)
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