Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lemon Detox Soap

I need a new camera...BADLY
So I'm trying to slowly incorporate more "natural" soaps into my lineup, and by natural, I mean no synthetic fragrances or colorings. Here's my latest creation, Lemon Detox. There is virtually no fragrance in this soap, and it's colored naturally-with lemon juice and lemon peel. I used lemon-infused distilled water as my liquid, then I used the juice and pulp of one lemon to lightly scent and color the soap. You can still see bits of the grated peel in select bars. The wavy brown lines are actually rhassoul clay-that's the detox.

Lemon is a natural astringent and is so uplifting. Along with lime, it's my favorite citrus fruit (lemon pound cake, lemon squares, Mike's Hard Lemonade...) Rhassoul clay is purported (love that word!) to be a natural miracle worker for skin-detoxifying, exfoliating, smoothing, and clarifying. I'm such an impatient soap maker-I used a piece of this one in the shower this morning-LOVES IT! It actually won't be ready for sale for another few weeks...

5 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

I'm a sucker for lemon too, love it. This soap turned out great! The multiple layers of clay totally give this soap a great visual appeal. KUDOS!

Crafty Critter said...

Yummy! I love natural soaps and the lemon looks scrumptious! :)

thesoapbargirl said...

I'm always a nervous soaper when adding fresh ingredients into my cold process soap for fear of the dreaded brown spots... I take it you haven't had any issues with that and your beautiful lemon juice and peelings survived the curing process with flying colours? :)

Anna said...

Patrice, this sounds delish! I love lemon, too! (You're killing me with the lemon pound cake reference!)

maty said...

uhmmmm... me encanta este jabon
que rico el color y la textura
saludos