The 12 Soaps of Christmas: Applejack Peel

Applejack Peel Handmade Soap

When I was a teenager, my mother used to walk around the house spraying Claire Burke’s Applejack and Peel air freshener.  I loved it!  The fragrance I used in this soap is almost identical to Claire Burke’s.  It has hot and spicy top notes of cinnamon and cloves rounding down to the mellow scent of red apples.  I love Honey Crisp Apples, so I tried to mimic their red, pink, and yellow hues in this soap.

I used olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, avocado oil, and castor oil in this soap.  I also used one of my favorite swirling techniques called In-the-pot swirls.

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Why the Five?

I’ve done a lot of experimenting over the years with different oils and butters in my soaps.  Through that, I’ve discovered there are five oils that, in my opinion, create the best bar of soap.  Sometimes I’ll add other ingredients...