Thursday, November 15, 2012

Banana Milk, Oatmeal & Honey Soap


I think I've mentioned before that oatmeal, milk and honey is one of my favorite soaps to make. I decided to change it up this time (I can never seem to make the same soap twice!), and try a banana milk version this time with banana milk, oatmeal and honey:


Those of you who have followed my blog for a while will remember this hot processed version I made with banana milk a few months ago:
It smelled so good coming out of the oven, like banana bread!

And here is the super easy recipe for banana milk:



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30 comments:

  1. Cee, that looks wonderful! Does it smell like banana? I have to try this...I've got some bananas sitting on my counter that need to be used for something. :)

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  2. Hi Linda, unfortunately the banana fragrance didn't make it through the CP :( The hot process soap did smell like bananas right after cooking it but I also fragranced it, so I'm not sure if the scent would have remained or not. It is a great way to use up bananas...I've been tossing any brownish bananas into our freezer to use later for banana milk :)

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  3. I have to try banana milk. The soap is so cute. I´ve only tried pureed banana and I think I put too much of it. I have mango milk in my freezer, and lots of it. Maby I should use it first :)

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    1. Oooh, mango milk sounds divine...tell me more! Did you make it using the same method?

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    2. Yes, I pureed mango and mixed it with milk and then put it in the freezer. I have one box with goat milk cubes and one with coconut milk cubes.

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    3. Clever! It seems like this method would be good for many different fruits and veggies. Did the mango turn brown in your soap using it this way?

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    4. No, not brown but a light yellow. Or it depends on the mango. If it´s orange, the soap will turn yellow but if the mango is yello the soap will be white. Papaya makes a nice orange soap.

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    5. That's really good to know, thanks so much for sharing...I would love to try that! =)

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  4. Those look awesome Cee! And what a great idea for freezing and using up bananas. I know we usually have one or two that don't last out of every bunch we buy.

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  5. This soap looks so beautiful! Oatmeal and honey are also my favorite ingredients but it seems that banana gives additional quality to the soap. Your soapmaking instructions are really grate!

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  6. Thanks Cee for your tips! Your soaps look so delicious and ready to eat!
    I have never tried banana in soap( OMG, still so many things to try) !
    Thanks Cee!

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  7. Mmmm...I love bananas in soap, both how it feels and how it looks. And yours looks beautiful--love the two toned look.

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    1. Thanks so much Laura, Gordana, Natalia and Amy! =)

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  8. Great soap again,Cee! I've been thinking for a while about making it,but still haven't up my mind which one to go first with: yogurt or banana soap. I'm afraid if I make one soap with these both, I will never know what benefits each brings! What a sweet dilemma!
    I love specks in your soap,now I want even more to give it a try!
    Looks so luxurious and rich!

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    1. Thanks Maja! I think you are very wise to just try one ingredient at a time so that you can see what unique benefit each individual ingredient adds to the soap. It's so hard to do that though when there are so many things you want to try!

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  9. Hey Cee,
    thank you so much for sharing your recipe!!!
    I never thought about, adding banana milk in a soap. What a perfect idea! Banana is very good for a soft and smooth skin!!!

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    1. Thanks Vivien, and you're welcome! :D

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  10. I love how this turned out! OMH is one of my favorites to make too. Thanks so much for sharing the banana milk recipe..I may have to try this one day. :)

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  11. Your soap looks gorgeous, Cee Gee! I've never tried banana in soap, but it sounds wonderful. And I adore honey. I love how the oatmeal flecks look in your soap!

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  12. I wish I could try one of those, they look so yummy!

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  13. Thank you Kalla, Jenny and Ksenija, I really appreciate your comments ladies! =)

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  14. Wow Cee Gee you are SO creative with your soaps, so glad I found your blog! I love it. Such inspiration for a new soaper like me! I've been wanting to try banana in my soap and am now energized to do so! So appreciative of your time and labor in this blog, such a help and so fun to read!
    Anna

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  15. Aw, Anna, that is so sweet of you to say, thank you! I’m still just learning and plodding along myself…just like you :) I appreciate being able to share my journey, this blog just wouldn’t be the same without everyone’s valuable input, so thanks to you too for joining in!

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  16. The soap turned out really nice Cee Gee! I think I may give it a shot. I have some bananas that may be going bad soon. What a great way to use them up! Thanks for the info :)
    ps: Love the new Holiday look of you blog :)

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    1. Thank you Roxana! The banana milk adds a nice quality to the soap, hope you get to try it soon!

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  17. I'm going to try this soon using soy milk. Can't wait it looks so luxurious. Need to run to Costco first tho because I'm out of olive oil.

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    1. I am nervous about adding honey tho. Haven't been too successful at that yet. O.o

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    2. Yes, honey is a tricky one...if it overheats, it makes your soap look like it has the measles :( Some people mix their honey with a small amount of water first, makes it easier to incorporate. Have fun, I'm sure your soap will be fab! Looking forward to seeing your post about it :)

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  18. While this sounds like fun to try, does it have any benefit to the soap?

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    1. Hi Robert, thanks for your comment. As you know, bananas contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, but how much of that makes it through the hostile environment of saponification is up for debate. Personally, I feel it’s better to have some in there than none at all :)

      I do notice that the natural sugars in bananas and milk certainly help boost the sudsing power and creamy quality of the bar.

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