Wildflower Honey, Yoghurt and Oats Cold Process Soap
  • Difficulty Beginner
  • Time 1 hour
  • Yields 12 - 14 bars

Details

Wildflower Honey Oats and Yoghurt Cold Process Soap

This yummy combination cold process soap has no added colour and is a nice journey from the kitchen pantry into the bathroom.  Because of the honey and yoghurt it can super heat so I have chosen to use individual cavity mould to ensure it doesn't over heat.  I don't insulate this soap and have a peek to see if an even gel is happening.

If you are a beginner, we recommend you make a few batches before attempting this soap as it can be a little overwhelming trying so many new things when just starting out. If you are more experienced, it's plain sailing!

Ingredients:

300g Coconut Oil
300g Olive Oil
200g Rice Bran Oil
100g Macadamia Nut Oil
  60g Mango Butter
  50g Oat Extract (Oil Soluble - our extract is in Fractionated Coconut Oil)
  50g Castor Oil

380g Distilled Water
154g Sodium Hydroxide (Lye/NaOH)
  20g Sodium Lactate 

  35g Wildflower Honey Fragrance (L'Occitane type)
  1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
  1 tablespoon liquid honey

  1 tablespoon whole oats (not quick oats) for decoration on top
  Silicone Rectangle Mould - the individual cavities will help avoid the soap overheating
  A spare mould handy in case you you have some left over soap


Method:

For how to make soap from Scratch, please see our Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions Page

 Wildflower Honey Oats and Yoghurt Cold Process Soap

  • Prepare your workspace and set out the ingredients and  fragrance ready to go

  • Combine the honey, yoghurt and oat extract and fragrance in a glass jug or beaker.  Stir until the mixture comes together and is smooth in texture

Wildflower Honey Oats and Yoghurt Cold Process Soap

  • Bring soap to medium trace, and then add the honey and yoghurt mixture and mix thoroughly through the traced soap.

  • You are done, pour into the mould cavitites

  • Give the surface a quick spray with isopropyl alcohol to avoid any ash, and then sprinkle a few whole oats on top to decorate

Wildflower Honey Oats and Yoghurt Cold Process Soap

  • Check the soap periodically to see how gel is coming along.  If it's a really hot summer day you can pop the mould on a tray and slide it into the fridge to bring it down from gel.  It does depend on the ambient temperature.

  • This picture shows the soap at full gel

    Wildflower Honey Oats and Yoghurt Cold Process Soap

  • Allow to sit in the moulds for a day or two and then unmould and slice as usual. Don't forget there's no evaporation in the silicone mould, so it will be a little softer for longer.
Wildflower Honey Oats and Yoghurt Cold Process Soap