I’m excited about my newest soap that is freshly cut and just out of the mold today – lemon poppy seed. It’s doing time on the soap rack for at least 4 weeks, but I can’t wait to use it.
This was my first successful attempt to use something natural (not a colored oxide) to color my soap. No artificial colors for me, as pretty as they may be, I don’t want them in my soap. I’m only using plant-based materials to color and scent my soaps. All previous attempts ended up various shades of the same color – brown. But this soap turned out a lovely, creamy yellow – just what I was hoping for. I squeezed 3 lemons and used the fresh juice mixed with water for my lye mixture, and, wa-la – yellow soap. And it smells de-li-cious – just like fresh lemons (go figure!).
This will become one of my regulars – going to make a large batch stat. Hmm, now that I think about it, to make a big batch with the same proportions as this tiny batch, I’ll need a bunch more lemons. 30 actually. That’s a lot of lemon juicing. I’m going to need a lemon tree and one of those automatic juicers. Or maybe my pathetic excuse for arm muscles will be my juicin’ tool. Then I could say I’m juiced. Ok, I’m done