Star Anise and Cardamom Soap with Almond Milk... or I just wanted to make some soap during the Cricket!!!
Have you ever just been sitting watching Telly (television for any non-aussie readers) and just got the soap making bug? Well the other night as I was watching a riveting Cricket match between Australia and India I did just that...decided to make some soap. So keeping in tune with the Australia/India theme I went to my spice cupboard and raided it for aromatic spices and found two of my favourites...star anise and cardamom. So out came the soap making gear and my trusty spice grinder and I went to work filling my kitchen with the most wonderful aromatic scent of ground cardamom and star anise. I decided to make a basic 3 oil recipe using Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sunflower Oil with a base of Almond milk. I had my Almond milk already frozen for such a time as this! This made a lovely creamy mix that looked good enough to eat. At a reasonably thick trace I added my freshly ground spices and it smelt good enough to eat! So now I have a soap to remind me of Australia's brilliant win against India in the World Cup Semi-finals...:) Of course I won't tell my hubby this as he is Indian and takes his cricket very seriously!!! But still...I can't help a secret inner smile every time I look at my spicy, fragrant soap!
Have you ever had a similar experience when you just needed to make some soap late at night? Please feel free to share your experiences!
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