Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Green Soap 6 - Green Tea 2
Aiming for green but getting brown... Well, it is an interesting brown with an unusual top! The top has turned a fabulous olive green which reminds me of Green Clay colour. One thing I have deduced for certain is that Green Tea adds POWERFUL natural colour to soaps, which doesn't fade much. I am currently infusing green tea leaves in Olive Oil and also in Castor Oil. I will leave these for about a month and try another experiment.
Scent - I must mention that I swayed from my usual Vanilla Mint scent in my Green Tea soaps and tried something new. I have had Petitgrain Essential Oil sitting around for a couple of months without trying it. I smelled it from the bottle and didn't like it AT ALL! They say it is a cheaper version of Neroli? I LOVE Neroli/ Orange Blossom Essential Oil but can't really afford it right now... so maybe, just maybe, the not-so-nice-smelling Petitgrain will come out nice in a soap? It didn't. It smells like weeds, bad ones.
Next Experiment: Nettle Rosemary Shampoo (using stronger nettle tea)