Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cream Soap Project Ideas

You may or may not be familiar with our Cream Soap Base... In a nutshell, Voyageur's Cream Soap Base is an all-natural product, made with a unique soapmaking technique that is a blend of natural cold process and liquid soapmaking to yield a wonderfully creamy soap that is both gentle and moisturizing for the skin.

Sound good so far?

We think so!

But wait... there's more!!!

Voyageur's natural cream soap base can be used on its own or in combination with other skin nourishing ingredients to make luxurious facial soaps, natural shaving creams, garderner's or mechanics hand cleansers, and much, much more. Customizing is extremely easy and let's face it, it is rather fun to get creative AND practical!! I know my skin certainly has reaped the benefits of this wonderfully moisturizing product -- the cool, dryness of winter plays havoc on the skin, robbing it of vital moisture -- so I kind of like to think of this as my own little magic defense buddy, lol.

In all seriousness, though, cream soaps are so easy to work with. They do not have a tendency to go rancid, so it is perfectly acceptable to leave out preservative if you are simply making small batches for personal use. That being said, we recommend adding preservative in any recipes that incorporate the addition of water to thin the soap base as a preventative measure to resist the potential for bacteria growth.

If you like what you've read so far, I'd love to share one of my favourite recipes for a Luxurious Facial Soap. As pictured above, the finished product is a rich, whipped facial soap that can be used as an every day cleanser. The addition of AHA or Lactic Acid, sloughs off dead skin cells while the Australian Pink Clay provides gentle exfoliation to contribute to creating a brighter complexion and more even skin tone.

Here's what you'll need:

1). 50 grams Cream Soap Base
2). Water if required
3). 1/4 to 1/2 tsp Australian Pink Clay
4). 1/4 tsp AHA (Lactic Acid)
5). 1/8 tsp Preservative of your choice
6). Fragrance or Essential Oil (optional... I'm a scent girl!)
7). One 2 oz Container or Two 1 oz Container (perfect for a little gift)


1). Measure out the cream soap base into a glass measuring cup.
2). Add water to create a smooth consistency one tsp at a time, gently stirring in between. This step can be omitted if the desired finished product is a stiff cream.
3). Add AHA, preservative, and desired amount of clay. Stir gently to combine.
4). Add fragrance or essential oil if desired... stir to combine.

I really love the finished product -- it works amazingly, it's pretty, and it smells great!! Hope you will have fun trying it out too. It's a good feeling knowing exactly what we are putting on our skin, and if the end result product works great, then it's a win/win situation in my books :-)!!

We have posted additional recipes on Voyageur's website... Here's the run down:

Pump Hand Soap -- cleanses and moisturizes at the same time!!

Exfoliating Gardener's Soap -- Perfect for all that Spring Time Yard work --Can't wait to get out there!!

Mechanic's Hand Cleanser -- Utilizing the natural grease cutting properties of d-limonene, together with fine pumice and french red clay, this soap will get rid of the grime and dirt without drying out the skin.

Natural Shaving Soap -- A great alternative to store bought shaving creams!!

Well, we hope you have fun checking out the recipes and decide to give it a go. It really is just that easy... and we think you will love the gentle, moisturizing properties of our wonderful Cream Soap Base. Have fun! Your skin will love you back :-)

Happy Thursday... hope you are having a wonderful day!


1 comment:

  1. Olibanum is extracted from a plant found in the mountainous regions of India. Pour the bath cream under hot running water. The rich creamy foam will gently cleanse your skin and turn bath times into truly energising experiences.

    I-Coloniali Olibanum


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