Monday, September 16, 2013

Carrot Soap

Another new soap for me...I was pretty excited about this one. I used 100% carrot juice in place of  the water when mixing the lye solution.

I added no colorants, I just used the natural color from the carrot juice, but I did add carrot seed essential oil to add a touch more luxury to the soap.

Carrot seed essential oil doesn’t come from the typical orange carrots we have for dinner, but is actually an extract from the seed of the carrot plant known as Daucus carota, which is also known as “Queen Anne’s Lace”.

This biennial herb, with beautiful umbrella-shaped white lacy flowers, is said to have earned its common name from a legend that tells of Queen Anne of England (1665-1714) pricking her finger while sewing and a drop of blood landed on the white lace.

Carrot seed essential oil is high in antioxidants, and is a great aid for healthy skin. It adds tone and elasticity to the skin making it a fabulous addition to facial creams, but its rich and earthy aroma can tend to turn some people away. I personally enjoy the scent very much.

Containing beta carotene and vitamin A, carrot seed essential oil can be used to improve the complexion, is said to be an anti-aging oil to help prevent wrinkles and is perfect for all skin types.

You can purchase a bar of our carrot soap in our Etsy shop.


Cee Gee said...

Look at that gorgeous color...the soap sounds so rich! I didn't know that carrot seed e.o. comes from Queen Anne's Lace, interesting! I haven't tried carrot juice yet but I would love to try it, it makes a beautiful natural color.

Lindsey @ Bear Soap said...

I love how that bar turned out! it's such a beautiful creamy yellow color - what a cool effect.

I have used carrot puree, but never carrot juice. I loved how the bars turned out with the puree, so of course the next thing to try is juice. With the puree, at 2 tablespoons per 5 lb batch of soap, it turned a lovely fawn color and was heaven to wash with.

Luster Canyon said...

Thank you Cee and Lindsey. I also think the color came out nice and rich, I didn't think about carrot purée...looks like I have another project. :)