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Hazelnut Soap

I’ve been wanting to make a hazelnut soap for a while, so recently I ordered a small amount of hazelnut oil and spent some time on SoapCalc working out a recipe.  I ended up using coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, castor oil, shea butter and 17% hazelnut oil.

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I used a Hazelnut fragrance oil, and I knew that it would darken up the soap a fair bit, so I didn’t use any colourant for the bottom half, and added some titanium dioxide to the top half.  I love the simplicity of it, and it smells amazing!

8 thoughts on “Hazelnut Soap

  1. Wish I could smell it! I love hazelnuts and nuts in general. Often times, i think simplicity is the best. 🙂

    1. Thanks Silvia. It’s funny but for some reason I’ve been reluctant to make the more simple soaps, and feel compelled to swirl. I do think I’ll be making more of the simple styles in future (though I’ll never be able to give up swirling completely = addicted :-D)

  2. Good minds think alike 😉
    My latest soap is also a nut soap which I simply adore!
    Yours is lovely, and looks really delicious!

    1. Thank you Natalia – I’ve just been over to have a look at your soap (I missed that post somehow) and it looks lovely! How funny we both made nutty soaps at more or less the same time 🙂

  3. I really like the simplicity of this soap, I’d imagine it makes you concentrate more on the scent. Very pretty.

    1. Thanks Monica 🙂 I made it quite a while back (and forgot to post about it!) so I’m already using a bar – it has a great lather as well as smelling fab!

  4. This is a very fitting fall soap, I think. So pretty with the two tone and it’s gotta smell great with the combination of oils and the scent added.
    I have never used Hazelnut oil before – I’m gonna add that to the list of things to try. The list is getting very long at this point!

    1. Thanks Lindsey. It was my first time using Hazelnut oil as part of the soap base. It did accelerate a little, but that could well have been the fragrance oil rather than the hazelnut oil. I’m so with you on the ‘list of things I want to try’ – it’s definitely getting longer and longer as time goes by!

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