Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Maine Maple Sap Soap
I have a special project that I have been working on and just about finished it up today. I wanted to try to produce a Maine Maple Sap Soap. I thought, why not? Sap is mostly water until it is boiled down into the sticky syrup, so it should work perfectly in my soap. Here I go...
A few weeks back I was talking to my dad and I asked him if he had any maple trees on his 60 acres. He did. I asked him to please tap them and collect some maple sap for me. So, he did. He gave me about a gallon of maple sap. I used this as water replacement in my soap making process. The natural sugar in the maple sap did turn the soap a bit tan, and it looks great. I added some sweet vanilla honey fragrance to it and stirred up a big batch. Looks good and smells great. How unique. Maine Maple Sap Soap. I can't wait for it to be ready to use.