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Gardener's Soap, southern style

19 years ago

This is not my original recipe, but one I got from Libby Dryden. It has been a consistent seller in our shop (seasonally, I don't make it during the winter months). I always make a two pound batch. I use SFIC Melt and Pour bases. For this recipe I use one pound of white base and one pound of goatsmilk base. Once the bases are melted, I add in two tablespoons of unmelted shea butter. After the shea butter has melted and I have stirred it into the base good, I add 2 tablespoons of Fresh Cucumber fragrance oil (from WSP). I then remove from the heat (I use a make-shift double boiler method for melting), and add 1 tablespoon of yellow cornmeal (or try the Mexican Blue Cornmeal if you can find it anywhere for some color variation) and one tablespoon of grits (not the instant kind). You have to let this really cool down before pouring it into the mold or the cornmeal and grits will all sink to the bottom.


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