Salt bars create a unique, rich and creamy lather. Well to me that just sounds delightful, I definitely want some of that. I have read that your salt bar, after being used will be like a smooth polished stone, not a rough exfoliating bar. Again, I need to know these things for myself, thus the creating begins. I used a recipe from Amy's blog that consists of coconut oil, avocado oil and a bit of castor oil, salt, water and sodium hydroxide.
And here is my salt soap poured into individual molds. I let these set up for 24 hours, and...
Here they are all set up and sitting pretty.
Sounds like salt bars get better with age and perform best after a nice long cure of at least 6 weeks. One soap maker said she doesn't even start to test hers until 12 weeks, but I'm too impatient for that. I will use one of my sample salt bars at 6 weeks and will post a blog about the results and what I think about them. I'm anxious to see if they live up to all the hype! With this recipe, I got 8, four ounce bars out of my test batch plus a little extra for some smaller bars for me to use. If they are as glorious as I'm hoping they will be then I will list them! Otherwise family will be getting salt bars as gifts. :-)