When life gives you lemons and oranges… Make Soap!
Updated: Aug 15, 2018
What do you do when you have left over lemon and orange peels? Why, you make soap ofcourse! Well, that is what I did anyways. I am always up for a challenge and today is no different.
So I jump on the internet because really isn’t that where everyone gets their information? I start checking out the benefits of lemon and orange peels. I know they are used in teas, but what about soap? I know that soap makers use the peels to add color to their soaps but I wanted more than that because color is not an issue with my soap, (remember I make ugly soap)
Here are some interesting facts I was able to find.
Lemon Peel Lemon Peel is a natural astringent, antiseptic, and bactericide. It is thought to help clear the complexion and to smooth out broken capillaries, while clearing greasy and oily skin with pimples and acne.
Orange peel is rich in vitamin C and other fruit acids that are thought to benefit skin by increasing the production of collagen and stimulating circulation.
This all sounds good to me, heck let’s throw some in a soap and see what happens. So off to my soap room I go, to make some magic.
A little bit of this and a little bit of that and heck lets throw in some Activated Charcoal while I am at it and “POOF” we have soap. Off to the drying rack to cure and then we shall see what we get.
Now first of let me say that this soap like all my other soaps will get you clean. That is all that we can claim our soap can do. If you get any other benefits out of it, BONUS!!!