Honey is a popular additive in cold process soap. It’s a wonderful humectant and is great from a marketing standpoint. But, adding honey to soap does pose some challenges. The sugar from the honey can cause the soap to overheat. The key is keeping soaping temperatures cool and not using too much honey. I recommend a usage rate of 1 teaspoon honey per pound of soap. I also recommend placing the soap in the fridge or freezer after pouring it into the mold to prevent overheating. If you’d like to learn more about adding honey to your cold process soap, this post has more tips.
This Pure Honey Cold Process Soap contains a full tablespoon of local honey. It’s scented with Pure Honey Fragrance Oil, which gives the bars a wonderfully sweet scent. I kept the design of these bars simple to allow the honeycomb texture on the outside to shine. The secret to the honeycomb look is lining the mold with bubble wrap. Once the bubble wrap is peeled away, it reveals the realistic honeycomb pattern. As a bonus, we designed free downloadable labels for this soap! Find them here.