The Lemon Myrtle & Calendula soap is curing and needs another 4 weeks to ensure its mildness. I used the Calendula from my garden. It is a lovely feeling to pick my own flowers, leaves and herbs to use in my soaps! I have also planted Lemon Verbena, Lavender and my own Lemon Myrtle tree so that I can use fresh leaves and flowers from my garden. So I am looking forward to Spring!
I will not categorise these soaps as 'Natural' Handmade soaps as I have used a fragrance Oil. I only label soap as natural if the fragrance used is essential oil. Otherwise, both these soaps contain lots of skin loving oils such as Extra Virgin Olive oil, Rice Bran Oil, Sunflower Oil, Soybean Oil, Canola Oil, and Coconut Oil. My favourite is the Lemon Myrtle as I love the lemony fragrance. I think that is why I am partial to Verbena and citrusy scents in general.
Which scents do you prefer. floral or citrus? Leave a comment.