Chocolate Hazelnut Soap

This past weekend, one of my best friends came to visit. She and I have known each other since those uncomfortable junior high days of braces, over-sized glasses and zero sense of style. Fortunately, we survived the preteen years and have come out the other side with an awesome friendship and (hopefully) a little less adolescent awkwardness.

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We spent this past weekend hanging out downtown, eating great food, reminiscing about old times and of course, crafting. I couldn’t wait to share my new love of soap-making. I’ll admit, after my last soaping mishap I was a bit nervous to create my own recipe. But when you’re crafting with friends, the mistakes are half as frustrating and the successes twice as fun, so why not give it another shot?

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After researching soaping oils and shopping for ingredients (we found everything we needed at my local grocery store), we came up with a simple chocolate hazelnut recipe that’s perfect for holiday gifts and almost delicious enough to eat!

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What kinds of fun DIY projects have you done with friends?

Chocolate Hazelnut Soap
Makes about sixteen 2.5 ounce bars of soap

For the full cold process soap making instructions, check out Tiffany’s beginner’s soap making tutorial.

Base Oils
11.2 oz. canola oil (35% of total oils)
1.6 oz. hazelnut oil (5% of total oils)
9.6 oz. coconut oil (30% of total oils)
9.6 oz. olive oil (30% of total oils)

Lye Solution
10 oz. water
4.5 oz. lye

Additives
Add 1/2 ounce of bakers chocolate and 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to your melted oils. Make sure chocolates are completely mixed into the oils, then combine with lye solution and complete the soap making process.

Remember to let your soaps cure for 4-6 weeks before using or gifting!

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Comments

  1. Yum! I’d love to know how the fragrance is once the have cured. You will be smelling wonderful!

    • I didn’t use any fragrance oil or essential oil, so you won’t get an extremely strong scent. But with the bakers chocolate and cocoa powder, you’ll definitely still get delicious notes of chocolate as you use the soap. :)

  2. This looks amazing!

  3. can’t wait to try it!

  4. wow. they really look like edible chocolate bars.

  5. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It looks great. I am fairly new to soap making and am at the stage to know enough to be occasionally dangerous in my blends. Most of my recipes have worked out but for a sadly failed buttermilk carrot soap that sounded lovely but boiled over in the mold! Been there!

    • I’ve definitely had my share of soaping mishaps – like getting distracted and having my entire soap batch harden in my mixing bowl before I could pour it in my mold! It’s all a part of learning, I guess! :)

  6. Sounds delicious, can’t wait to try it. Just wondering how big your mold is. I am new to this soapmaking stuff and I am confused how to change the measurements to fit in my mold, or if thats even possible.

  7. What an incredibly fun creative idea. I am wanting to try a Chai Tea Latte Bar and have a few creative ideas. I’ve followed recipes, but never created one on my own. So I’m wondering, how do you decide how much of each different type of oil? I’ve got some oils in mind but I have no idea how much to use of each. Your numbers are always so precise and I’m wondering how you get there?

  8. Thank you!!!

  9. Does it matter if you use sweetened or unsweetened bakers chocolate?

    • I’ve only use the unsweetened, but I think you could definitely try with the sweetened. The sugar content may give it a bit of a different feel, but with the small amount in the recipe, I think it’d work fine. Hope that helps and let me know how the sweetened chocolate turns out! :)

  10. Anything I could use instead of canola?

  11. What can I use instead of Canola oil?

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