The weekend before last, Steve and I took the kids to Tougas Family Farm to pick apples. I decided to try to use some of the apples in a soap, especially because I had ordered an apple cider fragrance oil from Bramble Berry. I added a tiny bit of cinnamon bark essential oil and cinnamon to the recipe, and the soap came out beautifully.
Here is the soap right after I poured it into the mold and stuck the apple slices in. It soaped up really well.
I wasn’t sure what color the soap would turn. Fragrance oils, fats, and oils used in soap all contribute different properties to the color, and when you don’t use a colorant, sometimes the results are interesting. They are usually some natural shade from beige to brown, but you don’t often know precisely what you’re going to get.
Here is the soap after 24 hours of saponification.
I couldn’t believe how close the color was to the true color of applesauce. The soap looks and smells exactly like applesauce to me. It came out wonderful. I was really pleased.
I decided not to trim the bar at all. I like how it the soap looks just as it was cut.
I love the one bar with the stem.
It will cure for four weeks, and then I will sell it in very limited quantities in my Etsy store.
- 35% olive oil
- 25% coconut oil
- 25% palm oil
- 10% shea butter
- 5% castor oil
I also added four tablespoons of Bramble Berry’s Apple Cider Fragrance Oil, one teaspoon of cinnamon bark essential oil, and one teaspoon ground cinnamon. I dried Tougas Macintosh apples in the oven.
Please check out the other offerings in the store. I’m adding new soaps all the time!
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