Carrot and Calendula Bastille Soap

carrot and calendula handmade bastille soap

Here is a loaf of unscented, uncolored, Carrot and Calendula Bastille Soap I made a week ago.  This was made with 100% pure organic carrots I pureed in place of water, and topped with calendula petals that stay nice and orange.  Bastille soap is made with a high amount of olive oil.  Many people say that in order for a soap to be called Bastille, it’s has to be made with over 50% olive oil  and others say over 70%.  Castile soap on the other hand is made with 100% olive oil.  I love castile soap, but sometimes it’s a bit slippery and does not last very long in the shower.  When other oils are added, such as Palm, Coconut, and Caster, the soap’s lather is bubblier and lasts longer in the shower.

cutting carrot and calendula bastille soap

Even though I laid the soap on its side, the wires still ended up dragging the calendula petals through the soap.  Next time I’ll cut soap with lots of toppings with a knife instead.

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Black Tea Soap Cut

black tea soap log

A few days ago I made a batch of black tea soap and today it was ready for cutting.  The soap batch was sliced down the middle to make two loaves, and here is one loaf on the wire cutter.

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