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Fine soaps hand crafted in small batches

Honey Soap

Hundreds of years ago, people believed that the benefits of honey can not only be enjoyed by taking it in but also using it on the outside. Many legends give credit to honey as being a great concoction in keeping hair thick and shiny. Some give credit to honey for their blemish-free skin. But looking at honey scientifically, it is known to have antimicrobial qualities. It is a humectant which means it attracts moisture to itself. In the world of cosmetics, humectants are great additives to products such as soaps, lotions, and scrubs. And so the honey soap was eventually created for the beauty conscious folks.

Honey soap is known to be a very effective antimicrobial soap. Honey alone was used to treat scrapes, minor burns, sore throats, and various bacterial infections throughout the years. So what great way than to use it in a soap?

In order to make honey soap, you need to follow the basic steps similar to making basic milk soap. Use a tablespoon of soap for every pound of oil you use in making your soap. Simply add it to the oil you’re using and stir to make sure they are well blended.

To make simple honey soap, you have to follow the melt and pour method of making soap. Purchase plain glycerin soap and melt it in a double boiler or microwave. When melted, mix the oils with the honey to your mixture until everything is well blended. When ready, pour into your mold and let sit for about 24 hours. Once dry and cooled completely, you are ready to use your simple homemade honey soap! It’s that simple. You can also use olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, and cocoa butter to replicate the common honey soaps you’ll find in the market today.