I was going to title this post Food In Soap: A Journey, but I thought that was a little too serious :P
If you have read this blog before, you know I love food and I love making soap, so it's not a big jump to putting food IN soap. There are many reasons to put food in soap, antioxidants, minerals and skin soothing or smoothing or purifying. I put food in soap, because #1 it is fun and #2 it's a challenge.
So here are
all some of the soaps I have made with food ingredients. These are only the recent ones, because I got tired of looking for pictures.
Pureed Organic Banana
Fresh crushed gooseberries. These gooseberries were from the bush I planted in my yard a few years back. I can't wait to try currant soap with some of my currants this summer.
Honey, propolis, bee pollen.
Crushed frozen lingonberries.
MN goat milk. I make a lot of goat milk soaps - not that unusual, but I included it anyway :)
Beer. Also, not that unusual.
Dried, crush kumquats. I LOVE kumquats.
Dried, crushed dandelions. Some people eat dandelion salad, so I thought this one could count as a food ingredient ;)
Pureed Organic Cucumber.
Black tea and goat milk.
Fresh pureed avocado.
Organic carrots. These carrots were from my Dad's garden and they must have had EXTRA beta carotene, because they made the soap very yellowy-orange.
Hemp Milk & Beer
Venison tallow and sunflower oil.
Coconut Milk and ground Jasmine Rice.
Organic Egg Whites.
Chamomile and Oatmeal.
More Organic Carrots.
Coffee (espresso) & oatmeal.
Rhubarb leaves and stem.
Rhubarb root infusion.
Want to try a food soap? You can find my little shop here Kiyi Kiyi