Natural Shredded Loofah: Add invigorating exfoliation to scrubs, soaps, and more!
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Luffa AegyptiacaCommon Name: Loofah
I read the reviews and took note prior to using this in CP soap. I only used a small amount in batter left over from a bath of CP soap. It cut easily which gave me hope. I have always loved using a loofa but don't feel like it should be used more than a few times for sanitary reason. The CP soap with the shredded loofa is now hard as a rock and hurts. I tried it on my feet in hopes of getting some use out of it but I couldn't any lather. I gave a small bar to my husband to use as a mechanics soap and he soaked it in the water to try and soften it. The bar was quickly dissolving leaving the shredded loofa that even my husband dislike. He put what little bit of it was left into the trash and kindly said that was a fail :( The CP soap batter that I used to make this with made a lovely soap that lathered easily. I bought the full piece of loofa when I order the shredded. I'm hoping if I use it in melt and pour that it will be successful. Any suggestion of what I can do with this bag of shredded loofa? I don't like to waste products. I literally only used about 1tsp. in approx. 16oz of CP soap. I hope I can find something to make with this shredded loofa.
Can anyone reccomend to me how much shredded loffah you would add to a pound of goat milk soap base? I want it to be able to exfoliate but I dont want anyone in pain while scrubbing either, kind of that nice happy medium.
Like calendula, a little goes a long way! I made this is CP soap with Winter Gardenia FO. Such a nice exfoliant!
I used to love a loofah, but finally gave them up due to mold and mildew issues . So when I successfully suspended this in a honey M&P, it was heaven. The glycerin based soap was condition while the scrubby feel throughout the soap is a divine whole body exfoliant . It has become a favorite of my customers and my family. Note: suspend at the very last minute of cooling ,almost as a skin is developing , so the shredded loofah does not float up to the top while setting up
. A little bit goes a long way, so use sparingly .
I really liked how this preformed in the organic clear M&P with organic essential oils! Worked great used in conjunction with anti-microbial / anti-bacterial essential oils. Gardener's love it, mechanics love it, I love it! I'm sure it would work well with any essential oil but seeing as this is perceived as a "cleansing" ingredient I paired it with the same. You can use just a little bit to get a teensy bit of exfoliation to a large amount in order to get a lot. However, I would use the loofah sponge if I wanted a large amount of exfoliation.
I want to use this in my CP soap but haven't had a chance to yet so I can't say how it performs there (or in lotions, etc). I know Anne-Marie released a CP Loofah soap recipe not too long ago so I may try that one. Looks fun!
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