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beeswax and honey soap bar
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Soap with Beeswax and Honey (Cold Process Tutorial)

How to make beeswax and honey cold process soap- a beautiful bar that is perfect for gifts or guest bathrooms.
Prep Time1 hr
Course: soap
Keyword: beeswax and honey soap, cold process soap with beeswax and honey
Servings: 8 bars
Author: Katie Shaw, Heart’s Content Farmhouse

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces sweet almond oil
  • 2 ounces avocado oil
  • 11 ounces coconut oil
  • 9 ounces olive oil
  • 9 ounces palm oil
  • 2 ounces beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2.5 tablespoons Pure Honey fragrance oil optional
  • 4.94 ounces of lye
  • 9-13 ounces of water

Instructions

  • Measure out your lye and water in separate containers, using the digital scale. Add the lye to the water (snow floats on the lake), stir to dissolve. Set aside in a safe place to cool.
  • Measure out the oils and beeswax and heat to 160 degrees, until fully melted. Allow to cool.
  • Wait until the lye and oils have cooled down to around 110. At this temperature, some of the beeswax may have hardened slightly. If that is the case, melt again briefly for a minute, but don't fully heat the oils up.
  • Prepare your molds and have your fragrance and honey measured out and ready to go. This recipe will come to trace very quickly and start setting up right away.
  • Pour the lye water into the melted oils and blend with your stick blender. Be careful of false trace, as the beeswax cooling can trick you. Stir with the blend for a minute, then by hand, then with the blender again. Once thin trace is reached, add the honey. Then add the fragrance oil one tablespoon at a time and mix in by hand.
  • Immediately pour the soap batter into a mold. Place the mold, uncovered, in the freezer for about 4 hours to prevent a soap overflow. 
  • After 4 hours, remove the soap from the freezer and allow to cure and harden overnight at room temperature. Unmold in the morning. Continue to let the soap dry and harden in a well ventilated area for 3-4 weeks before using. 

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Notes

Be sure to wear goggles, gloves, and observe all soap making safety guidelines.