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Now Curing: Sweet Orange, Rosemary and Peppermint Soap

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.

3 thoughts on “Now Curing: Sweet Orange, Rosemary and Peppermint Soap

  1. Hi Michelle

    I pounced upon your blog. I am a keen user of essential oils and happy to learn that you are using them in your soaps. My daughter has sensitive sprouting rashes all over her hands and body (but not face) and think they are itchy. Was wondering if your soaps can act as a relief. I stay in Kota Kemuning and will be keen to pay you a visit to browse through your soaps first before purchasing them. I can be contacted at 012-2689282. Thanks, Michelle


    1. Hi Lilian, thanks for stopping by and it’s great that you’re using essential oils too! I’ve sent you an e-mail about meeting up – looking forward to it. 😉 In the meantime, do take care ya. Keep your daughter dressed primarily in pure cotton clothing as it’s breathable–it really helps in this kind of heat we’ve been experiencing.

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