I made the beautiful Lavender-Basil-Thyme body soap that you see pictured using the “hot process” method as compared with the “cold process” method. While I often do both methods, and love the soaps produced from both methods, the hot process method where you “cook the soap batter” to enhance the saponification process produces a soap that you won’t see in the cold process method, which makes it a very unique bar of soap. The hot process soap bar after saponification gives you a bar of soap that has a natural marbled look with rustic charm automatically added to it.
In this picture, you can see the marbling through the soap and the rough, rustic edges along the top of the bar. If you click on the picture, you will be able to see better what I am talking about, and you will also be able to see the beautiful natural pink hue that develops during the soap making process. To add to the natural charm, I have added some chemical free natural basil and thyme herb to accent the calming Lavender aroma.
An irresistible bar of home made soap, the natural oils in this soap are especially effective in moisturizing your skin after a long hard New York winter (which hasn’t ended, yet!) and have been saponified with natural and organic vegetable oils of organic Palm Oil, organic Coconut oil, Organic Sunflower Seed oil, Pure Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Caster Oil, and pure Lavender Essential.
Like Coconut Oil, Palm Oil contains antibacterial qualities and assists in fighting bacteria that cause acne, and is rich in nutrients to help fight free radicals that affect your skin from environmental abuses. Palm Oil is a wonderful natural skin and hair conditioner, leaving your skin feeling soft and silky; my soaps with Palm Oil and Coconut Oil in them make a perfect hair shampoo and conditioner combination all in one! No need to buy an over-the-counter harmful chemical laced hair shampoo and conditioner when you have one of these natural bars, or any of my natural skin and hair conditioning body bars. And like Palm Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil are also full of skin moisturizers and other nutrients to help keep your skin looking and feeling good all the time.
About Apricot Kernel Oil, Shirley Price, coauthor of “Aromatherapy for Health Professionals,” notes that apricot oil is also beneficial in relieving the itch and irritation of eczema-ridden skin. A very light oil, I simply love Apricot Kernel Oil, so much that I include it in my ‘Clouds of Silk’ Face Cream
For Corning, New York area friends, I will have a limited supply of these with me at the next Corning, New York Winter Farm Market on April 12, 2014.
To order this beautiful Lavender-Basil-Thyme Body Soap, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about ordering and processing.