Lavender in Natural Soap

Lavender essential oil and other oils or fragrances that contain linalool and/or limonene, can develop soda ash. Prolonged exposure to cold air (winter, cold snaps, humidity) will increase the chances of your lavender-scented soap developing soda ash, and can continue to develop soda ash.

Limoncello, lemons and dog lovers

A celebration of lemons would imply to use as much of the lemon as possible so this meant the rind and the juice. I wasn’t overly optimistic about getting a lot of colour from the rind in an oil infusion but was hopeful for a touch of smell nevertheless, so I infused lemon rind in some extra virgin olive oil which would form part of the ingredients.

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