From Small Beginnings

I thought I'd whip up a batch of my favourite South Pacific soap.  It doesn't come from the South Pacific (unless you close your eyes) but it is enriched with mango butter and scented with a delicious mix of essential oils that will take you to your very own Bali Hai.  

Here are those smooth and rich oils: olive oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil (rich in vitamin E) and mango butter.  Waiting on the sidelines is a loving bowl of meadowfoam oil - a brilliantly moisturising oil that gives the soap an extra luxurious feel:


And here is the soap a day or so later.  It takes 4 weeks to cure but I like to cut the soap when young.   I refrain from polishing or otherwise smoothing the bars out - I prefer you to know they were cut from a block.