Former IT nerd, now a rabid gardener and maker of cool stuff. I believe in all things handmade, homemade, natural and locally grown. I specialize in custom made items. I make soy candles, tarts, soaps (cold process and goats milk), natural incense, lip balms, reed diffusers, jewelry and now tie-dye.
This Lavender Cucumber Sage Cold Process Soap was made with a blend of oils infused with lavender petals and sage. Each batch contains an entire cucumber. These were naturally colored with the peels and spirulina. Lightly scented with lavender cucumber sage scent oil.
These large bars weigh about 5 oz each and are 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1" in size.
Cucumbers are effective when used for various skin problems, including swelling under the eyes and sunburn. They also contain ascorbic and caffeic acids. These acids prevent water retention. That may explain why when cucumbers are applied topically they are often helpful for swollen eyes, burns, and dermatitis.