Sunday, September 25, 2011

Crema y Cacao Soap

I made this soap yesterday afternoon and it's now out of the mold and resting until cut time. Like its name, it is made with increased amounts of cream and cocoa (butter). It's a natural, unscented soap however, it IS naturally scented by the cocoa butter. I use unrefined cocoa butter and it has that wonderful chocolate chip scent that does carry through the soap. I love to use cocoa butter in my non-fragranced soaps for that very reason. This is just an all around pure, gentle, and comforting soap. I've tucked little nibs of cocoa butter into the top and sprinkled with sugar.


8 comments:

Tina said...

Great Idea with the cocoa butter chips!
I have never seen that before.
Greetings from Austria
Tina

Kenia said...

Great looking soap!

Jennifer Young said...

Love this soap. Love the cocoa butter chips! Can you tell me more about soap balls? You do you make them. I have seen Platypus pound away and soften soap then roll... I have heard you can grate and roll... what do you do? And what do you do with them? Add them to other soaps or sell as is? xoxo Jen

Holly said...

Thank you!

Jennifer, I made a video of me making some soap balls, tune into about 3:00 to start that part of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC2KwWUuJME

I like to make them when they're fresh. I've done it by grating and smooshing older soap and it's just not smooth enough for me. I plan to embed all of my soap balls. The soap balls I make aren't very big and wouldn't work well for just actual washing with them. But I know some people would take all the scraps and make one big one that can be used that way.

Lori said...

This is such a pretty loaf. It's so creamy looking. I always love the look of the tops you give your soaps. ;0)

Amy Warden said...

Cocoa butter chips!!! What an awesome idea! I can smell them from here... This is going to be one luxurious soap!

Celine Blacow said...

I've never seen cocoa butter chips... here you get great big hunks of cocoa butter, like the size of a leg of lamb at times LOL .. I just take my biggest knife to it and break it down. Do you get yours in chips like that? That'd be so handy! Such a beautiful soap. It makes me want to do a creamy white soap now.

Holly said...

Thank you again!

Celine - if I have to break up cocoa butter, I won't use it. It's just evil hard. So I buy my cocoa butter in wafer form. It's so much easier and I think it's tempered somehow because I've never had problems with it blooming like chocolate can do.