Thursday, February 20, 2014

Getting Tropical!

Will post finished soap pictures tomorrow! By the way, here's how the last group turned out ;)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Wet Vegetable Soap

Avocado & Greek Yogurt

Cucumber, Mint & Coconut Milk

Tomato & Coconut Milk
Can't wait to cook these soaps and unmold them tomorrow. Stay tuned!

New Experiments!

We're on a roll! Today, we are going back in the lab with more fresh ingredients! We will post more pictures as we progress. This is quite invigorating!
Coconut Milk, Tomato, Avocado, Cucumber & Fresh Mint

Puree #1

Puree #2

Puree #3

Friday, February 14, 2014

I'm Bananas for This Soap!

Finished, cut banana chocolate soap. 100% Natural. No fragrance or dye.
I am really happy with the end result! This is totally inspiring me to experiment with more fruit and vegetable purees in soap!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Banana Chocolate Soap

It's an experimentation day here at Stella Marie! I am trying my hand at using fresh fruit purees in soap and it all begins today with an unscented banana chocolate soap! See pics and steps below. I am going to bake the soap using CPOP (Cold Process Oven Process), so I will have pics of the finished soap tomorrow. This is a 100% natural soap. Bananas are GREAT for your skin! Here are 39 reasons why, brought to you by                             
1. Break up 1 fresh banana.

2. Using a blender, food processor or mixer, blend the banana until it is smooth.

3. Puree! Yay!

4. Measure oils.

5. Add lye solution.

6. Stick blend oils + lye solution.

7. Measure cocoa powder. Dilute it in oil and liquify.

8. Add cocoa to a section of the raw soap.

9. Whisk cocoa in until blended.

10. Add fresh banana puree to the main section of raw soap.

11. Stick blend soap + banana puree.

12. Add sectioned off cocoa soap to banana soap.

13. Swirl together.

14. Pour into mold. I added a few teeny drops of cocoa/oil mixture to the top of the soap and swirled it a little for a decorative top.