It's been three months since I moved back to India and I have loved every bit of it. What a wonderful feeling to be back home!! I love that everything is so familiar. Casual chit-chat with total strangers, vegetable shopping at the farmer's markets, valuable lessons of honesty learnt from a ripe old granny selling vegetables at the market (I will never forget her), hardworking people who come door to door selling wares...anything from oils to steel utensils. :)
So, a few weeks back I opened the door to a person selling honey freshly taken out of the hive. Though I already had an unopened jar of honey I got from the supermarket, that didn't stop me from buying another kilo from the kind person at the door. He had just taken it out a couple of hours back. He filtered it right before my eyes and told me to store the honey at room temperature. I could see the beeswax in the big container and I asked if he could sell it to me. Didn't have much luck there, as it was already sold. But he promised to get me some the next time around.
Time for a honey soap!! My generous cousin shared some beeswax with me, so it was time to get bubbly. Made with coconut, palm and olive oils, beeswax and of course wild honey:
|I just love the honey color and lovely honey fragrance|
|Gelled almost the instant it went in the mold.|
Just about avoided a volcano situation.
Thank God for fans!!!
|Beehive pattern. |
Some of the air bubbles were already popped.
I wonder who did it!! ;)
|Beeswax makes some really hard soap.|
Added just about 3%.