Sunday, August 22, 2010
Evening Primrose Soap
This soap is twice hand milled. I posted a previous blog about the agony of doing the milling, or re-batching. But this one wasn't as bad to mill. The reason I wanted to mill the soap was to put in special oils, and milk to help soften the skin.
coconut oil, for super lather,
olive oil, great for dry and irritated skin,
evening primrose oil, great source of essential fatty acids, superior for dry skin,
jojoba oil, rich in vitamin E, closest to skins own chemical composition,
shea butter, skin healing, anti-aging
mango butter, wound healing, great source of essential fatty acid, highly prized butter for cosmetics industry.
milk, skin softening.
I also added green bentonite clay exfoliating beads. That's what has turned to soap an avocado colour. I don't tend to add artificial colours. Unless I really want something different. Recently I have been experimenting with natural colours. I've tried using coffee for browns, also clays to dye the soap the same colour of the clay. I'm always trying to think about what else I can use to dye the soap naturally. Or just leaving it natural and seeing it change over the 6-8 week curing process.
Posted by Leah at 12:16 PM