True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath and beauty blog, where nature is our pantry....grab a cool drink and snatch a few quiet moments here..... Have questions about recipes? Need more detail? Just put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer it.............Anna

Monday, September 2, 2013

Fruit and Oatmeal Soap

   For a great fall inspired soap, I paired fruit preserves and oatmeal, and came up with a really great bar of soap.  The lather is fab.  And the soap is sooooo mild.  Warm with just a hint of fruit.

You can use your favorite basic soap recipe and add fresh fruit puree in at trace and blend well.
I added 3oz of berries pureed  in 40oz of oils.  And 2 TBL of finely ground oats.
Tip: use fresh or frozen fruit, not jarred preserves or jam..... I tried it CP and the soap stayed soft due to the citric acid in the fruit preserves. I won't make that mistake again.
For my liquid I used some creamy goats milk and a bit of Arizona rain water, my fav.
I added strawberry FO just to give it a bit of a fruity scent, as the fresh fruit scent does not come through the soaping process. You can do this Hot Process or Cold Process. Pictured is my HP batch.






6 comments:

Kirppu said...

Hi Anna. This soap looks beautiful and smooth. What kind of berries did you use?

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi again Kirppu! I used raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries puree. Added at trace about 3 oz. Soooo nice!

Kirppu said...

I have tried to use blueberries in CP soap and first it turned the soap orange and in a day it was green :D

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Kirppu, oh wow, green! Who would have thought! It really is interesting the chemical changes that happen in soap making! This soap is Hot Processed, and as you can see, I lost all individual colors. Sigh.

Jenna Weiner said...

Hi there! I love all the interesting ideas for additives that you have on your blog! I'm feeling inspired now. :) I was wondering about this recipe. With hot process, I usually add any additives after it cooks, but you mentioned adding at trace. Was that only for CP, or did you add your fruit puree at trace for HP too?

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi Jenna, sorry for the late response!

When adding fruit puree or vegetable puree such as carrots, pumpkin, cucumber etc I add it at trace in my HP soap. I make sure it is creamy, no chucks at all. I sometimes will add it frozen to my water before adding the lye as well. Just depends on what I'm making. Hope this helps.

In HP I add many other additives after the cook such as milk(s), yogurt, beer, oatmeal etc

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