Soap Challenge Week 8 - Salt Bars
I missed posting this on Amy's blog in time, but I am finally completely up to date on her weekly challenges. This challenge was to create salt bars using some form of sea salts. I have never made salt bars. The ones I saw years ago on the Internet did not look nice and so I had no desire to make them. More recently I have seen some really pretty salt bars, so I actually became excited to make this type of soap. After some research I came up with these ingredients to try:
Pink Bolivian Salt (fine)
Pink Himalayan Salt (course)
Tahitian Black Sand (Volcanic)
Pink Kaolin Clay (for color)
Caribbean Coconut fragrance
I wanted to make something really different. I combined all the ingredients except the sand. Then I separated about 1/3 of the batch and added the sand. I layered the black sand soap on the bottom and the peachy pink soap on top. I added some texture to the top and sprinkled it with Himalayan salts. Then I placed it in the oven for 2 hours.
I was afraid the soap would harden too fast, so I didn't wait for it to cool enough and messed the top up a bit. When it was a little cooler, I sliced up the bars and allowed them to cool and solidify. I guess I expected them to be kind of hard, but mine are soft but firm and a little crumbly, or maybe that's just loose salt.
They smell good enough to eat.
I can't wait to try them out!!
You can see the other challenge participants' Salt Bars by clicking here.
Next challenge is Peaked Tops.
Bath Alchemy by The Bonnie Bath Co.