I’m really looking forward to the holiday season this year. I know that I’m getting a little ahead of myself to start thinking about a Christmas tree and holiday cookies (it hasn’t even gotten cold here yet), but I know how December sneaks up on me so quickly every year that I can’t be over-prepared. My goal is to finish my holiday crafting by the time we cook up the Thanksgiving feast. It’s going to be a pretty busy next few weeks for me craft-wise but I’m super excited.
I’m planning to give away my handmade soaps as gifts this year again, and I already have a few batches ready to go. I made three batches of soap last month and they’re now ready to be packaged and sent off to my soap-loving friends and family.
One batch that I’m particularly excited about is the Yogurt Soap that I made using my homemade yogurt. It was inspired by the bowl of yogurt with fresh peach I enjoyed in the summertime when the juicy fruit was in season!
The health benefits of yogurt are widely known but did you know that it can also be great for your skin? It’s great for acne treatment (due to high concentration of zinc), and serves as a much-needed moisturizer during the upcoming chilly weather (due to high fat content). I’m sure you’ve seen girls smother dollops of yogurt on their face during their home spa session on a slumber party, along with other all-natural super skin heros like cucumbers, avocadoes, bananas, and honey. I tried my first bar in the shower this week and I absolutely love the way it makes my skin feel. It lathered incredibly well, with frothy white foam, and the subtle but sweet scents of peach fragrance oil and sweet orange essential oil made my skin smell like wonderful summer days.
Giveaway! If you’re interested in trying this yogurt soap, leave me a comment here! I will be happy to share them with first three people to comment on this post!
Updated on October 21, 2011: Thank you to Trisha, Lenna, Va, and Erin, for commenting! You will each receive the homemade Yogurt Peach Soap from Lavender and Olive (which is my Etsy shop). Please kindly email me your mailing address to LavenderandOlive@yahoo.com and I’ll get the soaps out to you! Again, thanks for your participation!
Yogurt Peach Soap: Olive oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil, palm kernel oil, palm oil, homemade yogurt (2% fat), distilled water, lye, peach fragrance oil, sweet orange essential oil, lavender essential oil.
It’s 67 days until Christmas!
Wow yogurt soap! How unexpected and creative. You have my interest piqued. I love your other soaps I have tried. This one sounds wonderful!
Hi Trish! I’m so happy to hear from you! How are you? Your soap is on your way! I hope you enjoy it!
I have always wanted to try to make my own soaps! Yogurt soap sounds really good, I bet it must feel so nice on the skin 🙂
Hi Lenna! Thank you for your interest! I hope you enjoy the soap!
Your blog is lovely! I got so hungry looking at photos of all those wonderful vegan dishes!
The soap does contain yogurt made out of cow’s milk so it’s not vegan — would you be okay?
Hi! You are too kind, really, your comment made me very happy 🙂 It is ok with the cow´s milk, the soap would make a lovely gift for my mom´s birthday 🙂
I would also like to try it . thanks
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Hi Va! Thanks for your comment! I hope you enjoy the soap!
I know I’m number four, but I’d totally buy some if you have some left for your etsy shop! It sounds amazing, I’d love to try some 🙂
Hi Erin! You’re lucky #4! I’m so glad you left me a comment! I will be delighted to send you the soap! I hope you enjoy it!
Hi Hirono ,
I saw that you have an etsy shop and wanted to know when it will be open . Thanks for the email the other day , I appreciate it !
Hirono–I am in deep, deep love with my soap, thank you so much!
Hi, I received the soap on Friday and I am so in live with its scent! It is really wonderful, thank you!!
where do I get the recipe? I didnt see it
Wow! That is a beautiful color. I love the idea of peach and orange together with yogurt. Sounds absolutely scrumptious!