True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath / beauty and clean eating blog, where nature is our pantry....take a few quiet moments to enjoy free recipes and tutorials using natural ingredients. Have questions about recipes or where to find these ingredients? Put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer .............Anna

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Carrot Apple and Goats Milk Soap Recipe

                                   Made with raw goats milk, carrot puree, apple puree and honey
    I had a blast creating this soap recipe!  It's a great combination of oils, milk, honey, fruit and vegetable purees, and not as hard to make as it sounds.

    The carrot puree forms the bottom layer, the apple puree forms the top layer and is separated by
a light line of clove spice.  It smells divine. So fresh. The total batch weight was 50 oz, and to that
I only added .5 oz of Almond Biscotti fragrance oil from Brambleberry for scent, bottom layer
only.  I wanted the natural scent to come through.  Topped with a  dusting of cinnamon.

    This was done the cold process method.  For the carrot layer I used 7 oz of carrot puree and 6 oz of fresh, raw goats milk that I had frozen in ice cube trays, for a total of 13 oz liquid.

    For the oils I used Olive oil, Coconut oil, Cocoa butter, Palm/Soybean oil, Shea butter and 2oz of beeswax.  Total oils: 37 oz    This combination made a great lathering bar, light fresh scent, unique
color, with simply outstanding skin loving properties, here are a few.......

    Olive oil, moisturizing oil that allows the skin to breath, softens skin, won't clog pores.
    Coconut oil,  lovely, lovely coconut oil.  Ah....moisturizing, soothing, protecting.
    Shea butter, made from the nut of the Karite tree that only grows in Africa.  The beautifying shea butter battles skin thinning, helps in collogen developement, decreases wrinkles caused by sun, diminishes appearance of scars, stretch marks, cracked heals. It's a soother after shaving, high in Vitamins A and E.   A great addition to any luxury bar of soap.
    Cocoa butter, excellent moisturizer, has the ability to penetrate the upper layer of skin
reaching the lower layer to repair and moisturize, leaving your skin feeling SO good.  A strong presence of antioxidants that fights free radicals plus an abundance of vitamin E make cocoa butter irreplaceable.   In soap, it helps to make a harder bar.
    Honey, antioxidant, antibacterial, naturally moisturizing, beautiful honey!

    Just a quick overview!  If you have questions or would like step by step how to incorporate
purees into your soap, just comment below and I will be happy to oblige!
Enjoy,  Anna




Vals Soaps And More From Home said...

Wow! This is a great looking bar of soap! You are doing a great job!

Amy said...

I'm a total new comer to soap making, and I'd love step-by-steps to use the purees :-)

Please and thank you!

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

To Amy: Hi, isn't soaping SO much fun! Using purees is alot of fun, and not as hard as you'd think. I don't puree my own, I use baby food. It is a smooth puree, and the work is all done for you! Ha, love it!

I found a great YouTube video tutorial by Bathmistress, who shows you how to make carrot and buttermilk soap using carrot baby food and buttermilk frozen in icecube trays. So, being a true Soaper, I tweaked the recipe to make it the way I wanted it to be, and applied her ingenious method.

I've used baby carrot and baby applesauce, worked like a charm, just make sure you freeze your liquid of choice ahead of time in ice cubes. You'll see why as soon as you watch the video(s), there is a part 1 and part 2.

I think I'll try banana baby food next, lots of great "stuff" in bananas! Tomatoes are great for the skin also, if you are so inclined, you can use tomato juice as a liquid to make a nice, natural facial bar.

Here ya go:

If you get the chance check out my other posts about soaps, I have a great, easy 3 oil recipe for hot process coffee/cocoa soap, with a full tutorial. This is a really great soap.

Let me know how it goes! Have fun!

Amy said...

Thank you so much for the details. I actually haven't made any soap yet. A friend of mine and I are getting together next week to do our first batch. I've saved your coffee/cocoa recipe, and that is also on "the list" to try!

Unknown said...

This recipe sounds wonderful! I've used pumpkin puree & fresh cucumber puree in recipes with great success. Can you provide more detail on the recipe? How much lye & water did you use? Did you use equal amounts of the oils?

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi Cathy, thanks for the interest in the apple/carrot soap recipe. It really is an amazing bar, great lather, not drying to skin at all. Just lovely.

My exact recipe was 37 oz of oils and 13 oz of liquids = 50 total oz

12 oz Olive oil
10 oz Crisco(which is palm/soybean)
8 oz Coconut oil
3 oz Cocoa butter
2 oz Shea butter
2 oz Beeswax

1 TBL honey

7 oz carrot puree (via baby food)
6 oz frozen goats milk
4.97 oz lye (superfatted it to 6%)

This is the ingredients for the bottom layer of carrot soap, I made a smaller batch of the same recipe and added the apple in place of carrot to make the top layer.

I've made this same recipe hot process with finely ground oatmeal added at trace and it came out really, really nice. Great facial soap.

thanks, hope this helps. Love to hear how you incorporate fresh cucumber also...Anna

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the recipe! For my cucumber soap I used 5 oz canola, 10 oz coconut, 9 oz olive, & 7 oz palm oil, and 1.7 oz shea butter. I used 4.6 oz lye & 6.7 oz water. I half peeled a good sized cucumber & threw it in the blender on puree with a bit of the oil. Just enough to help it all move around well in the blender. In making it again, I would use less water than I did this time because it set VERY slowly. I thought it was never going to get out of the gel stage! I also added some freshwater cucumber fragrance oil, but I think I will leave that out next time as well & maybe add some essential oil (maybe peppermint). It's a very refreshing, soothing soap.

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Cathy, thanks for the info on cucumber soap, I really want to try it! Sounds great for the face. Did you add the lye crystals directly to the cucumber puree?
thanks, Anna

Unknown said...

I am interested in making your soap recipe and I have all the ingredients, but I don't have crisco can I use either 10 oz palm oil or soybean oil or 50/ 50 of each? I am not clear about the info in the parentheses
Thank you.

Unknown said...

I forgot to ask..Can I use liquid carrot juice and when do I add it into the soap mixture?
Thank You

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