Sunday, April 19, 2009
Just Listed: Oatmeal, Milk, and 'Honey'
I just listed my Oatmeal, Milk, and 'Honey' bar at my Etsy Shop, stop on over and check it out!
What's with the 'Honey'?
Traditional Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey soap is made with cow's milk and honey (and oatmeal, of course!) but I make completely vegan soaps and want to keep it that way! I've long wanted to make an Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey soap but thought, "What's the point," without the soothing milk and honey it would just be another scented oatmeal bar. Collier actually gave me the idea for this soap after I mentioned how I'd like to make an Horchata soap one evening over Mexican dinner - and he said, "Oh, yeah, that would be nice. You could put Rice Milk in it." He understands more about soap than he realizes I think! I asked around the soaping community and a few people had soaped with rice milk and/or soy milk and said it turned out fine, so I decided to go for it! I figured if I'm substituting the milk with a vegan alternative I may as well do the same for the honey so I used agave nectar instead!
This was a fun batch to make. I didn't get any great photos but after adding the rice milk and the agave nectar the batch turned blood red. I panicked thinking Oatmeal, Milk and Honey soap should NOT be red! It faded, shortly, to an orange color, then to a pleasant orange cream look. I figured I could deal with that and hoped it would cure to a tan, which, of course, it did!
We've been using this bar for the past week at our house and I LOVE it! The bar is super skin-loving and the scent is to die for. The only thing I don't like about this bar is that I can't stop using it in the shower - I will wash the same part several times before I can get myself to stop!