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Delectable Avocados...

Monday, September 17, 2012

I love avocado. Always have... likely always will... My favorite way to eat them is with a spoon and a little sea salt... LOL

During the summer, I lucked out and got a gonga deal on organic 'cados. One of the little darlings got buried under something else in the fridge and wasn't discovered until it was seriously in bad shape. Not stinky, but yeah, not edible.

So I made soap with it. Yeah... you read that right.

Hadn't even considered making an Avocado Soap until that point, so I carefully saved the flesh from the avocado, wrapped it up and put it in the freezer. Sometimes it takes me several days to fully calculate my soap recipes as I really do fully consider the total complement of fatty acids from each fat or oil added, how much of a superfat percentage to incorporate into the formula, etc.

By taking the time to be careful in formulating, I find that my soaps don't often need 'trial runs'. That's not saying there haven't been a few trial runs that my friends and family have had the fun of participating in! LOL

At any rate, the formula for this one is truly delish. My husband even likes it and he was the guy turning his nose up at my homemade soap in the beginning... LOL

All of these are Avocado Soaps - I just played around with earth-based colors in the darker bar while the lighter bars have no colors added. One of these will be the prize in the Great Soap Giveaway drawing to be held on October 1, 2012.

Tallow, Palm oil (sustainable), Olive Oil, Spring Water, Organic Aloe Vera, Goat Milk, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Avocado Fruit, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Emu Oil, Coconut Milk, Lanolin, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, NaOH, Lavender Essential Oil, Kelp, Organic Spirulina, Comfrey Leaves, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Sage Essential Oil.
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    Wow, you are talented. That is so cool.
    2094 days ago
    I loved your Soy article. MY DH has Hypo and he takes levithyroxin and He eats soy and has most of those side effects THANKS I will read some more HUGS Pat in Maine.

    Beautiful soaps by the way. I love hand made soaps I often react to the other kinds. I never use make-up but I do love soap and water. Pat
    2104 days ago
    Interesting!!! Don't know if I'd have the patience. But the soaps look beautiful!
    2106 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    oh my. You are talented. I have never ever done anything with avocado but eat!!! Love the dark soap. I'd want to use it for decor tho, instead of on my body. I take it you make soap often. Sounds complicated.
    2106 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I love the lemon and I use goat's milk a lot, but the avacado sonds good,, they look pretty too!!
    2106 days ago
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