Transport yourself to the seaside of a breezy Mediterranean village with this #HomeSpa Pink Himalayan Sea Salt tutorial. Skin-loving Shea Melt and Pour base combines with scrubby Pink Himalayan Salt to create a bar that is both moisturizing and exfoliating. One thing to be aware of, this bar does not lather well because of the high amount of salt, but it is sensual and luxurious.
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I have done this recipe twice and I just love it. It has been very well received for those who had tried the soap (I used the Spring Meadow fragrance instead of the essential oil blend). However, I stored a small batch in a rubbermaid container alongside with other soaps and after 2 weeks, when I when to get them for a gift, they were all "sweaty." It only happened to them, the others were OK. I tried to dry them up with a paper towel, but they are still oily in the surface. Not sure how to fix them. How should I store them in the future and how long will they last? I live in South Florida and need to make sure that my soap is properly stored so it won't get spoiled. Thank you in advance.
I used small sea salt and it did clump together and cool the soap mixture quickly. I did reheat at one point but mostly, I just worked the salty clumps into the bottom of the mold with a small spatula. It turned out okay but once the sea salt part is gone, the bar no longer exfoliates. Have to figure out how to get the soap throughout the entire bar.
I didn't buy this as a kit and use a different scent but followed the recipe and used the mold, salt and base from Brambleberry. You have to work somewhat quickly and reheat your salt and soap as you're working but just follow the directions and you have a lovely bar of soap.
I wish I could post a picture of how wonderful they turn out each time I make some. Thank you!
I followed the instructions to make these bars. I found it pretty easy to make, however, the finished product was not great. This particular bar does not lather very well. I feel that less salt should be used, if someone still wants to go with this recipe.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Tricia! I'm glad you found this kit easy to make, though, I'm sorry you weren't impressed with outcome. As noted right on the product page, this bar of soap does not lather well because of that high salt content. We love our Pink Salt and Shea Bath Bar Kit and the moisturizing and super exfoliating bar of soap it makes! If you want more lather you can cut down on the salt content as you mention. I will email you personally to help tweak the recipe!
I am a long time customer of Brambleberry, and seasoned M&P soaper. As a rule I have always been very happy and satisfied with all of their products and projects that I have tried and have never had a complaint...Until this project... I had nothing but problems with it from the moment I poured the salt into the soap batter...It all stuck together and clumped in the bottom of the bowl, it also cooled to soap down *very* quickly to where I could barely work with it, and yes, I did re-heat it in short bursts, but it did not really do any good as the soap still cooled very quickly, again leaving me with a gooey, clumpy mess as I tried to spoon the salt out into the bottom of the round molds. It go so messy and so icky that I just gave up and tossed the entire thing. I am very disappointed...This is the first time I have ever been unhappy with, and have had to just toss a project...major loss on two pounds of Shea Butter Soap, Pink Salt, Pearly White Mica and Cherry Blossom Fragrance!!!
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Kat! I'm sorry this kit wasn't your favorite. It is such a fun project – and with melt and pour, nothing is ever a waste. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and remelting is always possible with melt and pour. =) If melt and pour soap is overheated, it can solidify more quickly and have a skin on it. Heating on 15-30 second bursts can help prevent overheating but if you can, try it out again. The bars may not look exactly the way you want with so much melting and remelting but at least you’ll be able to salvage the product. =) I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this further!
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