French Lavender Essential Oil (natural calming scent) Local Manuka Honey (improves lather) Tussah Peace Silk (provides 'slip' so useful for shaving) Pure Olive Oil Soap (gently cleanses without stripping the skins natural oils)
It seems coconut oil (like teenagers & sugar) has been given a bad rap ..
It's said that it's so cleansing that it's actually drying to skin, yet still used in almost all commercial and home-made soap because of the wonderful bubbly lather it creates ..
Obviously some people can have a bad reaction to any particular oil, but that doesn't make blanket statements like "it's too drying" a fact .. So I've decided to experiment with the theory that it can actually make a very nice, mild, bar of soap if one superfats accordingly ..
I chose to SF 30% (generally I do 6-9%) .. This excessive amount of oil to lye is feasible with 100% coconut oil as it has a long shelf life .. Meaning it's very unlikely to have trouble with DOS(dreaded orange spot)or rancidity ..
Oh - the subject line, well it's scented with Monkey Farts (tropical) fragrance oil ..
And the orange colour was achieved with carrot oil :)
PS: I'll update how drying/mild I find these bars when fully cured (6wks) ..
PPS: Special Thanks to: T Monkey, T Monkey II, Uncle