Guess what’s curing at my house?  A new batch of lemongrass soap!

See how pretty and golden it is?  That’s because I used beeswax to make it yellow, and to give it a sweet scent.  Shea butter was also added.  Along with the naturally occuring glycerin, it will draw moisture into your skin, and help with dryness issues.  Lemongrass essential oil is what I used for the fragrance.  Lemongrass is a natural insect repellent and has antibacterial qualities, so you can replace that gross alcohol based hand-sanitizer with the silly “micro-beads” in it.  Lemongrass is also used to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, and to relax muscles.  I made three 7lb. bricks of  lemongrass soap last summer, and it was all gone by Labor Day.  So snap some up before it’s gone!

Even though I initially made peppermint soap for the holidays, I decided that it’s cooling properties make it appropriate for summer too.  Some hippie types say it improves awareness and energy, and others say they swear peppermint helps eliminate super-lightning-fast mood swings.  But the reason why I love it is because it’s the best eraser of all things gross that I may have come in contact with through out the day.  I would highly recommend my amazing peppermint soap to anyone who is super-athletic or who has a very physically demanding job.  Most of all, I would recommend it to direct-care workers.  Did you get a handful of pureed squash thrown at you today?  That sounds like a job for peppermint soap to erase!

Also on this summer’s roster is Honey-Oatmeal soap.  Oatmeal softens and exfoliates; honey draws moisture into the skin.  I also used cocoa butter– another excellent moisturizer, and it smells amazing.

These are the top three of my most popular soaps.  Whether you enjoy the tropical and slightly sweet and citrusy scent of lemongrass; the cooling tingle of peppermint, or the comfort of good old honey & oatmeal, there is most certainly something for you!

Coming soon:  Do you want to beat your father at arm-wrestling?  Do you want to show your supervisor who is really the boss of the barnyard? My Cedarwood-Sage soap screams masculinity!  I am going to use hemp oil in this batch to soften it up a little, and to make it a subdued green color.  Updates on this soap coming soon.

So that’s what I’ve been up to– creating the best soap just for you.