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Author Topic: Suggestions, please - parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme CP soap.  (Read 2225 times)
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« on: November 30, 2011, 09:17:56 AM »

I want to create a parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme soap as an homage to the Simon and Garfunkle song.  Maybe weird, but it has been in my head for a while.  I thought I would use rosemary and sage or clary sage EO's, and then make an infusion of the thyme and parsley?  Or maybe just powder up all the spices and add a couple of tablespoons at trace? 

Any suggestions welcome, and thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 05:12:06 PM »

I don't think I would powder the spices up because it could change the texture of your soap.  Hmmm if I wanted to make this soap this is what I would do, I would use the rosemary and sage as fragrance, and then would probably use dried thyme and parsley on the top of the soap to make it interesting and to incorporate your idea of the Simon Garfunkle song.  of course you could do an infusion of the thyme and parsley but the Rosemary and sage are so strong might overpower the other two. 

Very clever idea btw!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 06:07:03 PM »

There are many options to make a fantastic soap!!!  You could pick two of the herbs and make tea; and ground the other two and use as color and exfoliating agents.  Or use 1 herb ground, 1 herb as tea, 2 as an EO blend. The options are endless.

I personally think using EOs alone when there are extracts, flowers, herbs, powders of the same focus ingredient are one dimensional.  Adding actual herbs/additives add character and depth to your soap.  Be creative!!!

For example, I've seen flower soap with the only thing "flower" used was FO.  In my opinion flower FO does not flower soap make . . . why not use actual flowers and other things "flower" in the recipe, too Huh Huh Huh
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 11:02:33 PM »

Great thoughts from both of you - thanks so much!  I think I will definintely use the sage and rosemary EOs.  I also have some rosemary powder that I have used for colorant in another soap, so maybe a little of that with a tea of thyme and parsley?  So many options, but I can see myself getting carried away and making something that looks awful if I'm not careful. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 09:46:28 AM »

Do you have a juicer?  If so then run the pasley through it and use the juice for some of your water.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011, 07:45:38 AM »

Oh, what a good idea!  I don't have a juicer but can blend it like crazy and get the same effect, I think.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 03:43:13 AM »

LOL- we sure think alike. I have been planning to make a parley , sage, rosemary and thyme soap since last summer.  Never got around to ordering the sage EO though. I didn't think to use a clary sage EO for mine though- I was going to use dalmatian sage. I planned to use botanicals in mine. I did see some parsley EO somewhere but Sadly don't remember where it was or even if the price was cray expensive.
Post some pics of yours when you finish it!
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 08:52:52 AM »

It turned out to be a beautiful soap, with specks of bright green from the parsley, and more muted colors in the background.  I ended up making a tea of the thyme and parsley, using a tiny bit of finely ground bits of each and adding them along with a bit of rosemary powder at trace.  Used clary sage and rosemary eo.  Next time I will make a more complex eo blend and make it a little sweeter.  It it a little too sharp.  Maybe lavender eo?
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2011, 12:18:59 PM »

Glad it turned out OK.  You can't really mess-up . . . too bad; after all it will still be soap . . . worst cast scenario is you'll have to keep it and use yourself.
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