I was given some Saskatchewan Honey recently, isn’t this just the cutest little jar you ever did see?!
Naturally, where most people see food, I see soap. I immediately started plotting how I could utilize some of this delicious honey in soap, mostly because I wanted to give a bar of this soap as a thank-you for the jar of honey. I thought lavender and honey would go nice together, so I set out to make a Lavender Honey soap:
I didn’t actually put any lavender in the soap, but the fragrance is lavender. By the way, has anyone ever tried lavender honey? I tried a lavender truffle once and it was…interesting. I’ve never tried flavored honey, but I hear you can get honey in all kinds of flavors…apparently I’ve been living under a rock!
Sorry, I got a bit distracted there. I put the soap in the freezer, because I knew the honey would heat up. Here is it out of the mold:
I had left it in the freezer overnight, but that obviously wasn’t enough because I ended up with a partial gel:
The partial gel wouldn’t be so bad, but putting the soap in the freezer also caused the soap to be crumbly and kind of spotty. I’ve noticed that putting soaps in my freezer tends to do that, I’ll have to remember to avoid putting them in the freezer if possible. However, not to be deterred, I set about to make another batch.
It appears I forgot to take pictures of this part, but this time I poured the soap into my divider mold, because I find my soaps don’t tend to heat up or gel in my divider mold. Much better this time:
Small problem though…I forgot the honey. ‘Hi, thank you for the jar of honey, I hope you enjoy this bar of Lavender Honeyless soap…’
I give up.
Oh, and then this happened:
But…I still have hope, I just finished this earlier today, it’s my soap for Amy’s Multi-Color Gradient Challenge:
LOVED this challenge and I learned a lot about combining colors to get the gradients, Amy’s tutorial and instructions were super helpful and easy to follow. Can’t wait to cut this one to reveal the colourful inside! Is anyone else taking part in this month's challenge?
Thanks for reading, and I hope you all have a great week!