Thursday, 16 September 2010

Green Soap 3 – Nettle 1


This is my first experience in working with Nettle. I have heard from various sources that it can produce a nice green but more importantly, it adds qualities to the soap that help alleviate both eczema and psoriasis! My first try has not produced any shade of green, well maybe a hint... It is more like cream with some interesting streaks. The liquid in this soap is roughly 70% strong nettle tea (steeped for 24 hours) and 30% fresh Aloe Vera gel.

The Nettle was quite simple yet stinky to work with. I used Essential Oils that are recommended to alleviate skin problems like eczema.

Next experiment: More Nettle tea and nettle mulch.

4 comments:

TheSoapSister said...

Wow, sounds like you've come up with a very therapeutic bar! Do you know any eczema or psoriasis sufferers to have test it for you? I like the look, too. Kind of a soft, swirly & calming. Nice!

Amy W said...

No experience with nettle, but I've heard good things! Sounds like a winner to me!

Cocobong Soaps said...

Jen,
in my nettle tea soaps I use a powerfully strong version of nettle tea and always add some of the pureed plant. Make sure it's pureed thoroughly or you'll get a scratchy Brillo Pad soap, which is fine if you're into exfoliation but counteracts the skin calming qualities.

Sergio said...

Sencillo pero muy bonito, natural y artesano.
Besos