Fresh Lemon Leaves in Soap
My husband cut off a bunch of trimmings from our lemon tree and the leaves smelled so good that I wanted to add them to my soap.
Being so new to soap making, I am now concerned that it may not be healthy or will they turn brown in the soap since I didn't dry them first?
Just not sure what the limits are when it comes to adding nature to soap.Answer:
I've never used lemon leaves in soap making...fresh or otherwise.
As with any new ingredient, it is best to research the item for possible hazards and then (if the item is ok for skin use) experiment.
Make a small batch of soap using the new ingredient and take lots of notes.
Be sure to document how much you used, if it is dried or fresh, cut or ground, what stage it is added, the recipe you added it to...every bit of information you can think of.
This way if something goes wrong you know what you did and can make changes. If it goes right, you will know how to do it again.