This soap bar is colored entirely by real coffee beans and the fragrance comes from the beans, vanilla powder and also from soap fragrances. If you enjoy the smell of coffee and spices you should like this one! The goat’s milk powder will soften your skin too.
I chose the ingredients in this bar to use some of my peppermint harvest and being aware that cold and flu season is upon us I added some essential oils from a cold and flu blend I mixed up for my own use last year.
Will this soap bar help prevent colds and flu? Many culinary herbs and spices are antibacterial, so maybe. Some people have used anise, peppermint, cypress and patchouli to treat colds so this bar might help you feel a little better if you have a cold. Camphor is an ingredient in Vicks VapoRub15, which in childhood my Mom used to rub on me whenever I had chest congestion. Some of the ingredients are also in my energy and sore muscle blends, so it might be especially good to use in the morning before or after a workout. I’m not qualified to know anything for sure other than this combination of ingredients smells good in a slightly medicinal way and feels invigorating!
I’ve noticed that sometimes when doing ceramics that scrap glazes can be some of the best. I’ve made some great polymer clay beads with scrap canes and paper projects from scrap paper. I had some leftovers from my last several batches of melt and pour soap so decided to make a scrap soap bar to see how it turned out. I’m really pleased with the results – the colors are nice together and I find the resulting fragrance blend much to my liking – warm and fresh, natural rather than “perfumy”, not too strong. It’s hard to say what it smells like but I would say orange and musk notes dominate.
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