If you’re going to try a honey & almond soap recipe, you have to try this one! It smells so good I was actually tempted to take a bite when I first made it (I didn’t, I promise).
I stumbled upon this while I was researching the therapeutic properties of cinnamon and have found it to be a nourishing soap that will gently exfoliate for beautifully soft skin. I like to have a bit of fun with the presentation of this one. Raw, halved almonds on top and using an interesting cutter (you can even use a cookie-cutter) can take your soap making at home to the next level.
This Cinnamon honey & almond soap recipe will produce a medium to soft bar with lots of lovely, creamy bubbles!
- 450g (18oz) Vegetable fat (shortening)
- 180g (6oz) Olive oil
- (6oz) 180g Coconut oil
- 40g (1 1/2oz) Beeswax
- 300g (10oz) Distilled water
- 137g (4oz) Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda/lye)
- 15mls (1 tbsp) Finely ground almonds
- 15ml (1 tbsp) Ground cinnamon
- 60g (2oz) Sweet Almond oil
- 10ml (2 tsp) Ylang-ylang essential oil
- 10ml (2 tsp) Nutmeg essential oil
- (1 tsp) 5ml Benzoin
- (1 tbsp) 15ml Honey
- Flaked or halved almonds, for decoration
Specifics To This Recipe
Use the cold process method plus the following recipe specific steps:
In Step 4 – Combine oils and lye when both temperatures equally reach 120° F (49 C)
In Step 6 – Make sure you add the ground almonds and cinnamon at very light trace. Then add the sweet almond oil and essential oils along with the honey and benzoin, mix it all thoroughly then pour it immediately into your mold.
Photos From Making The Cinnamon Honey & Almond Soap
I hope you enjoy making this honey & almond soap recipe, please feel free to add any comments or ask questions below, and please let me know if you have any other interesting honey & almond soap recipes.