Yessss terasiii.. Great in sambal but I definitely wouldn't want my body to smell like it*Ugh* durian & shrimp paste - terasi, yes? - can't even imagine the stink in that kind of soap There's a reason airlines don't like people bringing durian on planes when travelling
But yum....shrimp paste in sambal & anything else that's good for eating
Maybe try the peel of mangosteen (manggis) fruit as a colorant? That could be interesting. Or the peel of salak? Or soursop (sirsak) fruit in the soap batter. It's nice & acidic, very pulpy, makes a nice facial mask, so would likely be beautiful in soap! Klengkeng as well, maybe. Even the peels of these fruits. I wish I had been making soap while I was still in Indonesia so I could try out some of the fresh fruits from the traditional markets in my soaps
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I do think about mangosteen peel and also sappanwood (secang, have you ever heard about it?)
Sappanwood gives beautiful vibrant red color but it would turn brown when kept overnight (not in soap, just boiled/infused in water) so I assume it might turn brown too when used in soap. And mangosteen peels also turn brown easily.
Salak peel?? As scrub? It never came across my mind.. have no idea how to use it in soap
Soursop sounds good! All this time I've only tried papaya and now it becomes my current face soap