Sunday, June 1, 2008

Cinnamon Cardamom Goatsmilk soap

Today I made new Cinnamon Cardamom Scented Goatsmilk Glycerin Soap. I adapted this recipe and changed it a little. Here it is:
Cinnamon Cardamom Soap
1 pound (16 oz) opaque or goatsmik M & P glycerin soap
1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
40 drops cardamom essential oil

Melt chopped up glycerin soap base in microwave for one minute, checking there after every 30 seconds until soap is melted and runny, just barely steaming. Take out, let cool with at least 2 skins forming, stir these back in or filter out with spoon or fork, add cinnamon, then stir gently until suspended well, then add cardamom EO. I will use one teapoon next time, I felt this was not scented enough. Pour into molds and spritz lightly with rubbing alcohol to pop tiny bubbles that may have formed when you stirred the soap. Let set for 2 hours and pop out of your mold. Let cure for 2 days before shrinkwrapping or packaging.

I really like this, it's a homey warm subtle scent and will test tomorrows for irritation factor since cinnamon can irritate skin. I have fairly sensitive skin so if it doesn't bother me I will add this to my product line with appropriate caution.


Jackie said...

Sounds great but I wondered what could be substituted for goats milk if you are Vegan, maybe oat milk or would that only be good for oily skins?

Always wanted to make my own soaps but I found candle making disasterous so have bawked at the idea of trying soap LOL

2 Virgos Designs said...

another base can be used, like clear or opaque glycerin soap, opaque would be prettiest. I will be adding that to my line so I will have Vegan soap choices. I encourage you to try melt and pour soapmaking, it is not dangerous like cold or hot process soap making using lye and there are an infinite number of ways you can customize your soap.