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.