If you are interested in living healthy, you have certainly already heard about kombucha tea. Kombucha is a fermented tea which can be easily brewed at home and which has a lot of health benefits, boosting your immune system and energy levels.
Kombucha contains a slippery, living mat of stuff known as a “mother” or SCOBY, a culture of bacteria and yeast, that produces various compounds including alcohol and acetic acid, the primary flavor of vinegar. Plain kombucha has an acidic, vinegar-like flavor compared to the original sweet tea flavor. But the strength of the tea flavor can be adjusted with the amount of tea bags brewed per volume of water. What I like about this tea, is that you can make so many variants. By adding some fruits or spices you can adjust it to your preferred taste.
I have been brewing my kombucha since september. Thursday is the collecting day and even it takes a little bit of time to make it, I do enjoy these moments. While my husband would drink it because he knows that it’s healthy, my little daughter likes it and she asks for it everyday. We use to add it to our morning shakes or to drink mixed with some sweet sweet fruits. Kombucha tea has become part of our daily life.
This soap is inspired by the soap which I made last year of fermented wheat bran and by this kvas soap. Its delicacy, its foam made me want again to try another fermented product in soap. Those who already tried a soap with fermented wheat bran or kombucha know exactly what I mean.
Soap made of: coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, cacao butter, sunflower oil, kombucha tea, litsea cubeba essential oil, citronella essential oil.
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Oh my god! I was just wondering how kombucha and lye will react 🙂 And been writing about kombucha today. Just have to take some pictures.
Great minds think alike 😉
Наташа, как интересно! Нужно тоже будет попробовать сделать мыло с чайным грибом. А как аромат? Красивое мыло и красивые фото!
Oksana, aromat etogo milo – prieatnii, potomu cito ea stavila efirnoie maslo. No daje i bez nego, milo imeet naturalinii zapah.
I used to have one scoby, but it didn’t survive my negligence. I tried to drink it,wasn’t very happy with the taste and gave it up. I really admire you for your devotion to eat healthy and to spice up acquiring tastes.
Maybe you didn’t put enough sugar, Maja..it happened to me too…i prefer to put enough sugar(sugar is the ‘base of resistance’ of kombucha) and dissolve it with some water in case it’s too sweet.
What a brilliant idea Nat! I love how you take things from everyday life and use them in your soaps. I’d love to try kombucha, but haven’t gotten around to acquiring a scoby.
The ‘little’ things, Monica! 🙂
Natalia, e o idee minunata sa faci un sapun cu Kombucha. Eu n-am baut niciodata acest fel de ceai si nu stiu ce gust are.
E un ceai fermentat, Geta! Este foarte sanatos, cauta pe FB ca e un grup unde poti gasi o ‘mama’ ca sa ti faci si tu acasa!
Funny! I was thinking about trying it just today! You replaced the water of your lye solution by konbucha? did you freeze it? How did you get such a white soap with olive oil? Olive oil makes soaps off-white to yellow in my experience, alas…
Great minds think alike 🙂
No, I didn’t freeze it, just used it as water.
I didn’t put much of olive oil.
What a neat idea! Your kombucha soap is gorgeous, Natalia.
What a grate idea for using kombucha in soap! Now you reminded me to make my own kombucha tea. Thank you for that!
Thanks Jenny and Gordana!
you got me intrigue by your homemade soap (and everything homemade in here)
Just like Maja, a really admire your healthy way of life. I first heard about kombucha 5-6 years ago but never got to try it. At that time I was healthy living (not so much now) and I had my kefir. I miss those days… 🙂
This soap sounds awesome! One of my friends makes her own soaps and it’s on my list of things to do. I’m so impressed that your daughter asks for kombucha everyday! Go her!
Kombucha in soap is so fun =) I brew my own and love to drink it (as does my family).
I have never made so before but I would love to try I’m up obsessed with Kombucha ! Do you think you could share your recipe and I could give it a go? That would be awesome if you don’t want to it’s okay just thought it couldn’t hurt to ask:) looks beautiful good job! Email me the recipe if u can:)
I was looking for a kombucha soap recipe, and found this page….do you have the recipe somewhere on your blog? Maybe I missed it? I’ve been brewing kombucha for about six months now, and was looking for new ways to use it. I’d love to make some soap. I’ve already made a sourdough starter, so I’d like to try soap!
Hi Judy, I don’t have a special recipe for kombucha soaps…all you have to do is to replace the water by kombucha( 100% or less dependind on your preferences) and mix it slowly(i would compare it to making milk soap). If you have some questions, don’t hesitate to come back.
Thank you! I’ll give it a go! 🙂