Yesterday we made a small batch of soap with 2 bottles of Wolaver’s Organic Oatmeal Stout Beer. In addition to our normal olive, coconut, palm and shea butter we added a good healthy dose of cocoa butter. To hint at the coffee and chocolate highlights that are present in the beer we added just a bit of chocolate and coffee fragrance oil, not too much, just a whiff! We added Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder to give it a rich dark brown color….. just like the poured beer in a tall frosty glass!
Today we took the soap out of the mold, a 9 x 12 x 3 inch slab and tomorrow we will cut it into bars and stack it so it can cure for about 3 – 4 weeks at which time we can test and evaluate the color and scent for possible improvements. So far it looks and smells good but soap can change as goes thru it’s curing process so only time will tell. I’ll keep you posted!