Milk and honey soap has always been one of my favorites. It smells divine, and there are loads of skin benefits from the honey – it’s moisturizing, clarifying, soothing, and also naturally antibacterial. Because of these properties, honey is fantastic for the treatment of acne and aging and for general complexion brightening. C’mon now, we all could use a little bit of anti-aging and complexion brightening, right?
I love these soaps for their sweet delicate aroma and for the great skin benefits, but what I love even more is the fact that I can whip up an entire batch of these beauties in under 10 minutes! They’ll take a little longer to firm up, but the actual “work” part is done in less than 10 minutes.
What You’ll Need:
- Goat’s Milk Soap Base
- Silicone Honeycomb Mold
- Organic Raw Honey
- 4-Cup Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup (or similar)
- Yellow & Red Soap Colorant (optional)
I didn’t take any step-by-step photos of the soap making process this time (mostly because I was making them at midnight!), but if you want a better look at the steps involved, check out my Exfoliating Coffee & Milk Soap tutorial.
I use about 1 lb (or half of the block) of soap base at a time which makes nine of these honeycomb soaps or four large 4-ounce soaps. The block of goat’s milk soap base is soft, and it cuts easily with a kitchen knife. I slice the soap base into cubes, place them inside a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup, and melt in the microwave. Melt in 20-30 second increments, stirring well after each microwave session, to ensure that the soap is completely melted. For 1 lb of soap, I generally microwave for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, stir again, and microwave a final time for 20 seconds.
When the soap is completely melted, stir in 3 tablespoons of honey and a few drops of yellow soap colorant. I also added one drop of red colorant to give my soap a more golden hue. Pour the melted soap into the honeycomb mold, and allow to sit undisturbed until cool. The cooling process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on temperature and humidity levels.
When the soap is cool and firm, carefully remove them from the silicone mold.
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