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Kaleidoscope Carrot Soap

Hudson Valley Seed Library soapThe Hudson Valley Seed Library Kaleidoscope Carrot Soap is finally available for purchase online and they’ve already had a few sales within the first couple hours of posting it. Yessss….that always feels good. I hope my hard work pays off for them. I literally had to make this soap four times before I got it to my liking. It ended up being a really cool Frankenstein’s monster of a soap because I used elements from each failed attempt to come up with the end result. The little colored, kaleidoscope chunks are from the first two trials, the colorful swirled design is from the third attempt and the fourth is where I fused it all together.

I also crunched the numbers and determined that it’s 82.7% organic so that’s almost as close as you can get with soap. There’s no such thing as 100% organic soap because although sodium hydroxide (better known as lye) is essential to soap making, it’s not organic. Because of that, soap can only be labeled as “made with” organic ingredients instead of “organic” or “100 percent organic”. I also learned that the USDA allows you to exclude water and salt when calculating your percentages so that’s helpful in bumping up your number. To get more of the skinny on organic labeling, visit here.

Here are the Kaleidoscope Carrot Soap ingredients:

  • organic extra virgin olive oil
  • organic coconut oil
  • organic sunflower oil
  • organic, non-gmo pure carrot juice
  • distilled water
  • sodium hydroxide
  • sweet basil & sweet orange essential oils
  • natural colorants (spirulina, indigo powder, sandalwood powder and alkanet root)
  • Kaleidoscope Carrot seeds