my wife cutting soap! cardamom and cocoa powder with oatmeal

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Absinthe

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That is beautiful. Looks good enough to eat.

What is the purpose of the oatmeal on top? It is purely ornamental? Is it also throughout?

Cardamom is a really nice smell, I had a friend share a halva that his wife had made that had it in it (along with a bunch of other wonderful aromatic and delicious things.)
 

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Did you use Cardamom EO or was the oil infused with Cardamom pods ?

I love the smell of the EO, but it is too pricey here to use in soap.
 

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cardamom

Hey thanks guys (girls),

I used the oatmeal mainly as a decorative piece - but it could also be used as an exfoliant when needed!

Cardamom EO is REALLY expensive, I opted with finely grounded cardamom - yum, more exfoliants!
 

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savondebilal said:
Hey thanks guys (girls),

I used the oatmeal mainly as a decorative piece - but it could also be used as an exfoliant when needed!

Cardamom EO is REALLY expensive, I opted with finely grounded cardamom - yum, more exfoliants!

Thanks for the feedback. I am tempted to try some and might even splurge some of my precious EO on a log for personal use.

Did you use only the seeds, or grind up the tougher skin also ?
 

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I have been given 500 g of the most beautiful Masala Tea, which contains Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon and black tea.

I can smell the Cardamom through the packaging without even opening it, so this will be going home with me and will no doubt end up in soap.
 

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Looks good enough to eat, and your wife sure looks happy cutting it.

I once used chai tea in soap, no other scent, and it did smell just a titch like the tea....very nice and natural. But I do us a lot of eo's in my soaps.
 

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artisan soaps said:
Oh Oh - I'd be so undecided, to drink/savour or
soap :roll:

I think I will manage to do both ;)

It smells delicious.

I am going to buy some more to take home with me, so I should not run out of it anytime soon. It is only about TZS 5000( approx. USD 3.75) for 500 g.
and I also have 3 kg of premium Arabica coffee.
 

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