Berry Butter Soap

This luscious, creamy soap is a major hit with friends and family.  It is moisturising, soothing and gently exfoliating – enjoy! 

Ingredients:
1 lb (approx 460 grams) Melt & Pour goats milk soap base
2 tbs buttermilk powder blended with approx
2 tsp filtered water and
2 tsp aloe vera gel
1 tbs mango butter
2 tbs pureed raspberries blended using approx 2 tsp filtered water
Rubine liquid soap colour – approx ½ to 1 tsp

Note:  I didn’t add any fragrance, preferring this soap to be naturally scented (smells mildly like a berry milkshake!).  You can add ½ to 1 tsp raspberry or other berry/fruit fragrance to suit your taste.

 Method

Melt soap base gently. Add mango butter and stir in until melted – reheating gently as required.  Add milk powder blend and whisk to incorporate well.  Add pureed raspberries*(see note below) and colouring.  Whisk well again.  Stir gently with a spoon until slightly cooled and thickened to suspend berry seeds evenly through soap.  Pour into moulds.

(*If using frozen berries for puree mix could become lumpy as it makes the soap too cold.  To correct this simply reheat gently until the mixture regains its smooth consistency again)

 

This recipe was kindly contributed by Tanya Chappell whose premade products may be secured by contacting her on  chappelltanya@yahoo.com.au. (In the Newcastle area.)