Inspired by my soapin' buddies Jen of Jenora Soaps, and Ambra from NaKin who have both made green soaps recently with much success -I've harvested (actually hubby did it for me) some Catmint from my flowerbed, and am brewing a "tea".
I plan on steeping and then blending in the leaves ala Cocobong's nettle technique (after all, she is a whiz at all things soapy!) Since I'll be using my concoction in HP soap, I'm hoping to cook it down pretty good & add it after most of the lye has cooked out...hoping that this will help the color "hold" better.
I have ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE as to what I'm doing! I'm feeling rather like a mad scientist about now, and it is fun! I've read that this "catmint" (sorry, don't know the real name -would need to call my sister for that) is o.k. to put into tea, so I'm thinking it would be good for soap?
We'll see, I guess. Here's what it looked like boiling. I got some really wild aqua colored foam that didn't show up in the photo. I'm hoping to make the soap tomorrow afternoon.
I'm thinking of fragrancing the soap with Cornmint and maybe a bit of Eucalyptus.
Please stay tuned...I'll post pics of the final result -good or bad!