Friday, 21 October 2011

October 2011 Soaps (part 1)

Orange & Frankincense Soap
I wanted to create a 'Marmalade' type soap, sweet, citrusy and bright.
This is a cocoa butter based soap with sweet orange, Mandarin, petuli and frankincense essential oils. I added 1 tsp carrot powder for colour but i think next time i would definitely add a lot more for a more vibrant colour.  I have also added a little orange peel for exfoliation and dried orange slices purely for decorative effect.  
I had an intention of adding brown sugar to the recipe which would probably give a caramelyness to the colour but i forgot to prepare the syrup and when i realised i had already poured (gutted!!!!)

Goats Milk, Lemongrass & Calendula
Goats milk soaps really are super for skin and  i love using them especially for my face in the winter months. During winter i find it somewhat more difficult to wake up at 5.30am so i thought i would scent it with lemongrass and litsea cuba, a real zingy fragrance which will hopefully help me wake up.  I have added calendula petals throughout the mixture and also topped the soap with it.


  1. I soooo love both these soaps! A Lemongrass and Litsea cubeba sounds perfect for a dull and cold winter morning. Silly question carrot powder orange in color? I know orange peel powder is like a dark beige, but I haven't seen orange powder.

  2. thank you, i really do love the goats milk & lemon grass, its smells really fresh and zingy :)

    @Nitya, carrot powder is bright orange. I added 1 tsp to 738g oils to give a pale orange colour. I wish i had added more for a more vibrant bright orange colour. You can buy it online and at health food stores.