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Beer Soap #2

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Sensuous Self-Made Soap taught by Alia Eienstein

Creating hand made soap satisfies our senses in so many ways. First, we can pick the color we want. We can swirl the color or blend several colors, and we can add beautiful flowers for added ...

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Category Other
Style Casual, Traditional
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What materials did you use? oils, lye, beer, honey,fragrance, calendula petals

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What are you most proud of? It is turning out really well! I thought to make a double batch, but because it reaches trace and thickens so quickly, I did it in two batches. I also tweaked my recipe a little in hopes of a firmer soap in the end. The first batch is my recipe and fragrance added. The second batch I wanted to aim specifically toward women, so added Calendula petals at trace along with a citrusy-floral fragrance. Then added more petals on top. Quite nice, I think. UPDATE: at 24 hours this is gorgeous soap, appearance and scent. I love it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Once you really understand the whole process, experiment...carefully!

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This soap looks like sliced bread! I bet it's wonderful!

11/03/2012 Flag

Thank you. It really is nice. I am surprised at how much I like it. The aroma is very complex; sweet, malty, warm, a hint of chocolate, fresh. I really love it.

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11/04/2012 Flag