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Making Honey Bee Soap | Fragrance Testing with Video | honeycomb nuggets

Posted on April 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Honey Bee Soap Recipe

This soap recipe is based on a 1 pound (16 oz /  453.59 g) batch. Here we tested the Honey Bee fragrance from Rustic Escentuals . The scent is a combination of honeywildflowers, vanilla and sandalwood.  Has 0% vanillin content, but does discolor to a light tan, which is quite fitting for honey soap anyway. I can really pick up the sandalwood in this scent as well; and think it would be lovely in other body products and candles.



Please be sure to go to SoapCalc.net to run the numbers through again to be sure the numbers are accurate for this recipe (typos can happen).

Basic soap making knowledge and proper safety gear/precautions is necessary as this is not a tutorial, I am simply sharing my recipe with you and the fragrance results.

If you decide to substitute ANY of the oils or butters, you must run it through the soap calculator as this will change the amount of lye/water you will need. 

Honey Bee soap 

We have this soap superfatted at 7% (you can adjust that if you wish).  I like my lye and oils to be in the temperature range of 80-100 F. 


Lard                   272.16 g  ( 9.60 oz)       (60%)

Coconut Oil      108.86 g   ( 3.84 oz )      (24%)

Shea Butter        45.36 g   ( 1.60 oz )      (10%)

Castor Oil           27.22 g   .96 oz)         ( 6 %)

These are all measured by weight


Water            172.36 g    (6.08 oz)  

Lye/ Sodium Hydroxide    62.92g    (2.22 oz)  

These are all measured by weight


Optional  Additives

Sodium Lactate         2 tsp

Buttermilk powder     1 tsp

Goat Milk powder      2 tsp

Kaolin Clay                1 tsp

Fragrance    1 oz  - by weight  per pound of soap (so for this recipe .5 oz - 1 oz, your preference) or leave unscented if you wish.

NOTE: If using milks in liquid form, be sure to deduct your liquid milk amount from your water amount. For ex: if your adding 1 oz of liquid milk, be sure to take 1 oz of water away from the recipe.

~  I often use liquid milks, but when I use powdered milks of any kind (cream, buttermilk, goat milk) I absolutely love these from Amazon http://amzn.to/2nih0RF

Allow to cure for 4-6 weeks,  then enjoy!

Where to get some of the items I used in this video...

Plastic Pouring Containers ... http://amzn.to/2oCBtBh

Stainless Pouring Containers... http://amzn.to/2oCjaMU

Shimmer Gold Mica...http://nurturesoap.com/products/shimmer-gold-mica-powder-soap-colorant?variant=20033208262

honey bee soap nuggets

Created by Rachel at BonnyBubbles.net .  You are free to use this recipe, but please have the courtesy to give appropriate credit to Bonny Bubbles if you share this recipe.

Want to watch more of our soap videos? We have numerous YouTube Videos for you here.

Our recipes are not intended to be sold, or copied for monetary benefit. 




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