Ginger, Cinnamon, and Honey soap

I have stated before that I absolutely LOVE making soap from scratch! This picture features the newest loaf of soap I have created! The idea came from a friend who loves ginger and everything ginger. I usually only use olive oil and coconut oil, but this time I decided to use avocado oil and grape seed oil into the recipe. The soap feels so luxurious. It smells a lot like banana bread. I was a little nervous about adding these additives, because additives accelerate the solidification during the soap process which sometimes leads to solid soap in a bowl.

I would make soap everyday if I had the resources. Sodium Hydroxide isn’t very hard to come by, the most difficult ingredients to obtain are the oils. Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and grape seed oil is expensive. I enjoy making my own soap, it isn’t difficult at all! All you have to do is watch out for burning your skin off working with sodium hydroxide. It makes me feel like a real scientist.