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Lemongrass and Cedarwood coconut oil soap

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This is my first try following a non lard-based recipe, but I wanted to try for a vegan friend I'd like to gift some bars to at Christmas.

I love the crisp white. I colored with turmeric. I used it once in m&p and for a lovely lemon yellow, but obviously did not here! Next time I think I'll try diluting the turmeric first, but I really kind of like the speckled look.

At first I didn't like the scent at all, too much cedar, but its beginning to mellow out and I smell lemongrass with strong undertones of cedar--not great, but its improving.

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Pretty soap! I love the combination of cedar and lemongrass. Given time, in my soap anyway, the cedar faded and the lemongrass becomes more prominent with cure.
 

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I love the look of your soap and I always like the specks tumeric gives. If you want to use tumeric that will give a very pretty yellow to orange purchase a small bottle of Tumeric EO. Trust me you cannot use it as an actual eo for scent it would stain anything it touches. It takes very little to color a 5lb batch of soap batter. I use mine with a pipette
 

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Beautiful soap! I like the blend idea, I'll have to try that one. Sounds delicious!
 

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I love the look of your soap and I always like the specks tumeric gives. If you want to use tumeric that will give a very pretty yellow to orange purchase a small bottle of Tumeric EO. Trust me you cannot use it as an actual eo for scent it would stain anything it touches. It takes very little to color a 5lb batch of soap batter. I use mine with a pipette
Thanks for the tip--I'll be on the lookout for some!
 

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Liberty Naturals and Essential Depot carries tumeric eo. Only a small bottle is needed for coloring
 

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Nice soap!

Does the tumeric EO produce specks too?
 
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