Category Archives: Country Scents Milk Soap

Gardener’s Strawberry Scrub Soap

Every year, I say I am going to make a gardener’s soap and this year I finally got it done ahead of time!  This is a strawberry blend of fragrance oils combined with scrubby elements such as strawberry seeds and lavender, with some rose clay for added cleansing and conditioning of those hands!  As with any soap, it can be used as a all around soap as well.

Questions Answered

Sometimes I am asked what the ingredients are in my soap and other products (besides goat milk!).  Today, I will focus on one such ingredient I use in my soap formulation – that of High Oleic Safflower Oil.  Safflower is one of humanities oldest crops, and it is still around which says something.  High oleic means that it is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids and linoleic acid.  Safflower oil is emollient and it useful for soothing bruises or irritations and it is easily absorbed in the skin.  It has a limited shelf life so in my soap I use only a limited percentage.  It is obtained from the seeds of the flower and can be used in cooking.  I will always use it!  I have used it since I started making soap so it has a special 250px-Illustration_Carthamus_tinctorius0place in my soap and on my shelf of ingredients.