Again, a big thank you to Amy of Great Cakes Soapworks. I'm sure I'd never have tried this if it weren't for her challenge. Honestly, I wasn't sure I'd care much for a salt bar and thought they'd be overly drying. I superfatted at 10% and ended up with a gorgeous bar of soap. I really like the smooth texture and FAST unmolding time, so will make them again.
Check out the amazing soaps from other soap makers at Amy Warden's Soap Challenge Week 8 link up
Here are some photos of the process:
80% coconut oil
15% olive oil
5% castor oil
2.44 oz lye
5.28 oz water
11 oz salt - a mix of table and coarse gray sea salt (it's what I had on hand and I was too lazy to run to the grocery store!)
Brambleberry's Earl Grey Lemon Fragrance...I just love this one and it didn't seem to accelerate trace at all.
The three colors I used were Aztek Gold, Spring Green and Violet - all micas from Brambleberry
Here's a close up of the salt soap in the mold. Super messy...or is it just me?
A bit of variety in the colors. I'm not sure how they'll hold once it's dry, but will post pictures.
Here are the finished salt soaps. They have some air bubbles, which is to be expected I think. They ARE nice and smooth though...maybe because I cut down the amount of salt to about 11 ounces rather than 16 oz. (the amount of oils used). After looking at everyone's photos/posts, I'm anxious to try a few more salt bar recipes. I may even brave a loaf mold !