Homemade soap! The main difference between homemade soap and most commercially made soaps is glycerin. In commercially produced soap, they remove the glycerin to use in other products and add in a bunch of fillers to make up for it. Glycerin is a really moisturizing component of soap. The oils I buy in bulk (mostly coconut and olive oil), and most of the additives are things from my garden or my spice cabinet, nearly everything is consumable (pre being made into soap). They aren't very vibrant in color because I also like to stick to natural colorants. All of the soaps are vegan with the exception of the Shampoo Bar and Soothing Calendula.
Smouldering Patchouli: coconut oil, sweet almond oil, water, lye, smouldering patchouli oil
Soothing Calendula Coconut oil, calendula infused oilive oil, sweet almond oil, water, lye, honey
Shampoo Bar II: Coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil sweet almond oil, water, lye, nettle, hibiscus, rice flour, carrot seed oil, frankinscence and cedarwood oil, honey
Exfoliating Espresso: Coconut oil, water, lye, ground espresso
Hints of Chai Coconut oil, water, lye, cinnamon and clove oil, ground cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper
Beer and Barley Coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, GBCO beer, lye, ground barley
Charcoal Soap Coconut oil, sweet almond oil, water, lye, activated charcoal
Citrus Notes: coconut oil, olive oil, grapefruit oil, geranium oil, citrus zest
I work part time for an arborist these days to get me through COVID. We mostly cut down trees because they are dying, but still, it's hard to see them go. I inevitably end up bringing log after log home. This batch made it into some coasters. Walnut used to be my favorite wood, but Locust is my new favorite. It's more gnarly, and oh so lovely.
Expect slight color, pattern and size variations because it's from a tree. Mug not included. Comes with two coasters.
Walnut has the dark center. Locust is reddish-orange.