I love how this recipe turned out! Although it looks like a pretty, demure bar thanks to the subtle colouring from french red, yellow and green clays, it smells rather like a fizzy drink. Lemony Coke perhaps? Whatever your skin type I’m sure this will be a pleasure to use in the bath or shower!
But fun scent aside, there’s a very grown-up reasoning as to why I put together particular blend of essential oils. For the skin, this soap is meant to soothe skin irritation and any itchy redness (that’s where the peppermint and rosemary essential oils come in). Sweet orange essential oil is said to encourage the natural production of collagen in the skin, helping to promote youthful suppleness (but as I mentioned in an earlier post about the Tangy Lavender bar, I haven’t been able to stake this claim for myself). Apart from these skin-loving properties, the essential oils also work together to stimulate the mind (rosemary), beat back mental fatigue (peppermint) and promote a general sense of happiness and warmth (sweet orange).
Suitable for all skin types, but I would caution against using this for very young children (they’re already so stimulated–wouldn’t want to risk pushing their parents over the edge! :p )
Available for sale from May 1st 2010 onwards.