Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Return of Black Magic Banana

Black Magic Banana is a favorite of mine that includes banana and essential oils of clove leaf and star anise.  I call it Black Magic Banana because of what happened the first time I tried banana in soap.  That post can be read here.  The name fits the scent, sharp licorice with hints of spicy clove and undertones of deep, warm banana.  The first time I made this soap I wanted to make three cocoa lines, which I did, but no one would ever know because I had to rebatch it.  I had to rebatch it three times.  It was a nightmare, but then magic happened and it turned out wonderful.

This time I was able to keep my three cocoa lines, but next time I'll know to work faster so the very top of the soap will be warm enough to gel.

water, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil, olive oil, lye, fair-trade banana, castor oil, cocoa butter, apricot kernel oil, clove leaf essential oil, star anise essential oil,
cocoa powder

This soap will be available on March 6.


  1. Stunning, stunning, and stunning! And the photos are so amzing too. Love the feed bag, or is it a coffee bean bag ? Anyway its perfect.

  2. Very nice! Glad it worked out soooo much better this time! The cocoa lines are awesome!

  3. So glad it turned out! The texture looks great and fits the name! Awesome cocoa lines. The scent blend sounds so sweet! Anise, clove, bannana, yum!


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