For quite sometime I have been thinking of making soaps or other body or facial products. As the concern about what we buy and use is increasing each day whether it is organic, or it is good for my skin or even not being able to understand the labels sometimes, I am thinking to start and make my own soaps which will be 100% essential oils and organic butters. I am SO excited with this idea that I already bought my first batch of lye, coconut oil, grapefruit seed extract powder, mold and new scale. Of course after reading so many books and websites from what to start and how carefully I should be especially with lye, I am almost set to start and do my first batch. Before starting I carefully chose the essential oils I wanted to use. For this first batch I chose Orange and Goji Berry. I also wanted something else in my soap, I dehydrated orange peal, I then blended them and I used the powder from the orange peal to my recipe. The grapefruit seed extract that I added to this recipe is an excellent all-vegetable antioxidant. It contains vitamin C and has proven to be antibacterial, deodorizing, and antiseptic.
Here are some pictures taken of the first batch of orange and goji berry soap after curing for about 5 weeks.