We’ve been having a lot of fun creating food-inspired soap lately. For this recipe, we used a technique similar to the Horse Sculpted Layers tutorial. Thick soap is scooped out of the mold in a particular shape, and the negative space is filled with more soap. Because this carrot shape is not particularly complicated, it’s a great project if you’d like to try the sculpted layer technique for the first time.
This recipe is a skin-loving blend of carrot seed oil, cocoa butter, and olive oil. The base is scented with new Avocado Fragrance Oil, and the carrot is scented with Orange 10X Essential Oil. The blend is fresh and bright, and it’s the perfect complement for this rustic yet cheery bar.
If you give this soap a try, pay close attention to the lye instructions. First, a main batch of lye and oil are created. Once the lye cools, 25% of the batch is split into separate containers. The two batches are used to create the brown soap and the orange carrot soap.
The reason for making two separate batches is the brown soap needs to harden for quite some time. The carrot soap needs to be poured while it’s still fluid. Creating two separate batches allows you to control the consistency of both, and not stress about the orange soap becoming too thick. Once the base is completed, another batch of soap is made to create the piped top. This project does have a few steps, but we think the end result is totally worth it.