Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Green Soap 9 - Nettle 5
Okay okay... this is really going to be the last green experiment for a while. The liquid in this soap is about 70% Nettle tea-mulch and about 30% goat milk, mixed together and frozen before adding lye. Really like this colour as well. I wanted a distinctly different colour than the nettle shampoo bar and I wanted goat milk for the skin benefits. This is a healing bar for sensitive or problematic skin, which I believe will be good for eczema. I have some friends and family who will do the testing for me.
Word of warning - Nettle STINKS. I mean the nettle mulch smells real bad. Am I just imagining it or did some of the stench sneak through into the soap? There is just a hint of something odd in the scent in both of these soaps... I think adding strong EOs like rosemary and mint SHOULD mask it?
Next experiment: Within the next few weeks, I will be beginning experimenting with orange colour in soaps. Heidi from Tiny Happy Bubbles http://happytinybubbles.blogspot.com/ and Ambra at Nakin http://sapuhusid.blogspot.com/ may also be orange experimenting at the same time so we can pool ideas! Join in if you wish to experiment with us!!