Batch #11 – Beer soap II – Island Hopper

I bought up the sampler pack from Peaks Candle not to long ago, and the main scent is Island Nector which is listed with the following discription:

The scent of Island Nectar fragrance oil bursts with tropical excitement! Ripe mango, juicy pineapple and wild berries are blended with hints of sugar in this exotic creation. Shimmering green accents amplify the natural fruit sensation as hints of plumeria add texture to the fragrance. A base of coconut milk balances with hints of musk; for lasting sweetness!

So if the last soap was nick named “Drunken Lumberjack,” this would be “Drunken Sailor.”However, the queen of bad puns, a dear friend of mine, said Island Hopper, and I like it.

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Made with Boulevard Wheat beer, Aloe Vera, and lye.

Vegetable oils:
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil
Cocoa Butter
Avocado Oil
Shea Butter
Castor Oil

Bentonite Clay (for oil skin)
Titanium Dioxide (for color)
Sodium Lactate

Island Nector FO
Swee Meyer Lemon FO
Grapefruit EO

Lauric 12 | Myristic 5 | Palmitic 15 | Stearic 9 | Ricinoleic 3 | Oleic 44 | Linoleic 8 | Linolenic 0 | INS 150

I mixed the titanium dioxide and bentonite clay in 50 grams of olive oil each, but subtracted it from the olive oil percentage, rather than adding it as a super fat. I may have ruined this batch. I’ll keep an eye on it and pH test it as it cures. I might have to rebatch it.

Something else I noticed was that the initial smell is not the fragrance oils, but something less savory. This is the first time I used sodium lactate, so not sure if this is something that is normal or not. Then after the soap was cut for awhile, I can smell the fragrance oils and it smells yummy again. Anyone else work with Sodium Lactate and experience the same thing?

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2 Responses to Batch #11 – Beer soap II – Island Hopper

  1. mijnzeep1 says:

    Wow, one of the most beautiful soaps I have ever seen! Love it!

  2. Thank you so much! It was my first time using the hanger method. 🙂

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