Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Using my Vitamix for Soap Making

 One reason I purchased my Vitamix, among MANY, was to use it for soap making.
My Vitamix is just for my kitchen, so I will only grind food products, such as oats and fruits/veggies.
The first ingredient I used were oats. I ground the oats into colloidal oats. Colloidal oats are finely ground oats and after grinding they feel like soft flour.
My second ingredient was organic cucumbers. I pureed the cucumbers (skin, pulp, and seeds) into a thin slushie.
I used both the oats and the cucumber for my Cucumber Mint soap!

The color of the soap is from the cucumbers! I scented this batch with cucumber fragrance oil and peppermint essential oil. They smell divine!
I am looking forward to using more fruits and veggies in my soap, so stay tuned!


Anne-Marie said...

What a great way to think about using your tools. I love how creamy and light your cucumber mint soap turned out, it's lovely!

Elizabeth Lemp said...

Thank you, Anne-Marie!