Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Salt Soap Bandwagon

I guess I've jumped on!  I got this Margarita Fragrant oil and I thought it would be great in Salt Soap.  Ever since I made it though it seems like everywhere I have looked, someone is making a Salt soap or talking about them.  Some love them, some don't.  I couldn't wait to try mine to see what all the fuss was about.  After some research I decided to make mine with 80% Coconut oil, 20% Castor oil, 75% Sea Salt and French Green Clay for colour.  I left it in a preheated oven for 4 hours before cutting.

Salty Margarita
Now the real test...... I tried it on my hands and liked the lather, it wasn't really big and fluffy, but it definitely had some.  We have soft water so that might help.  You think it would be a scratchy, exfoliating bar, but the salt just becomes smooth.
I think I like it! 


  1. LOVE the look of this soap. Very rustic. I leave it in a preheated oven for 1,5 hours. Is it difficult to cut after 4 hours? xo Jen

  2. My husband made me a very thin soap cutter and it sliced through like butter. I checked after 2 hrs. and it was sagging in the middle when I started to take it out of the loaf mold, so I left it a little longer.

  3. thanks for sharing your hp notes with us. seems that salt soaps are seeing a revival all of a sudden. the fo sounds OUTRAGEOUS. must admit, i had my first Margarita only this summer, oh yummmmm! So does this FO come anywhere close to the original? i would have a hard time even describing the scent...limey?...sweet?....dunno

  4. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I agree with Cocobong, salt bars are returning with a vengeance! It gets me so curious that I'm officially putting it down as the first one I'll make after the flooring is done!

  5. Thanks for your comments everyone! I haven't had a margarita in a while but this FO seems more 'limey' to me, but it still smells yummy!