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Lemon Verbena in CP Soap

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crazyk

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I'm able to get my hands on some fresh Lemon Verbena plant leaves.

Any Ideas on how to incorporate into a nice recipe?

Do you have to dry the leaves then grind them up?
Should i infuse water with them and then use that water to mix in with the lye (not sure if the heat will ruin it)


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Hi!

I personally would infuse it in some oil - but you want to be careful - as it can sensitize the skin and cause phototoxicity. You may want to do a little research on safe amounts.

You could try to add the leaves but I am betting they will turn brown. If you design you soap around brown specs though it would be fine.
 

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Id say do what Marr suggested, both tips at once! Infuse in your oil, water, and grind up some of the leaves and put it in the soap...maybe add a little lemon EO but as Marr said, make sure that its not irritating to the skin so id look up the safe amount to use, but Id love to see a soap that was all-infused from every angle with herbs!
 

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