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« on: July 21, 2010 11:55:56 AM »

Has anyone made a soap that has a salt scrub in it? Someone was asking me for these, and so I know they must be out there! I only make M&P soaps right now, so I need a recipe for that.

Anyone??  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010 06:26:58 AM »

I finally found this recipe: http://www.ehow.com/how_5529946_make-using-melt-pour-soap.html

Anyone out there tried this before? What could be some substitutions for castor oil and beeswax?


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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010 06:36:39 AM »

I wish I could help!  I only make CP & HP, but I didn't want your topic to get ignored.

Have you tried experimenting with just your MP base and sea salt?  You can probably work out a ratio that works for you.  If you end up with too much salt, melt it down and add more base!  Ah, the wonder of MP....  (And if you find the final product is too drying on your skin, *then* start adding almond or castor oil.)

Honestly, I find this recipe a little weird.  Again, I don't do much MP, but I don't know why you need to add beeswax to your recipe at all--beeswax is usually added to make soap harder and longer-lasting, but salt does that, too.  And I've heard that epsom salts aren't supposed to go in soap?  Folks, correct me if I'm wrong on this.

I feel like you could sub almond oil for castor (they probably recommend castor because it makes nice big bubbles).  If you feel you must have beeswax, Whole Foods or other natural foods stores carry it in their bulk herbs section (if you don't feel like springing for a large amount online).

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010 09:22:35 AM »

Thank you so much! I think I will just try the sea salt in a bar and see how it goes. No better way than trial and error, right?  Smiley

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