Goji Berries Soap

Goji Berries SoapWe haven’t enjoyed a lot of sun this summer, and to compensate this, I decided to make for the month of June a yellow soap. I could have used calendula or dandelion flowers, curcuma/turmeric powder, carrot juice or sea-buckthorn oil, but goji was something I wanted to test a second time.Savon aux baies de goji

Coming from China, they are often said to be the most dense foods known, and this appears to be true. The list of nutrients, in high concentration is impressive: antioxidants; carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene; vitamins C, B1, B2, more than 30 essential and trace minerals, including zinc, iron, copper, calcium, selenium, and phosphorus; and 18 amino acids such as isoleucine, tryptophan, leucine, and arginine.

Healthy enough to eat and to use it in a soap, isn’t it? Goji bessen zeepApart from dried goji berry (added in powder at trace) this soap contains: coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sesame oil, almond oil, ylang-ylang essential oil, litsée citronnée essential oil, clary sage essential oil and lemon essential oil and cornflowers.

22 thoughts on “Goji Berries Soap

  1. Very beautiful color! And the contrast between the blue and yellow is amazing. Pure beauty.

    • Thanks Pamela! The challenge was to choose each month a country and to make a soap based on an ingredient representing that country.

  2. It’s really so sunny and warm! I thought you might come up with Albanian flag,or something… (though,it would be quite difficult), like some local ingredients… But, you chose China,instead! Beautiful, Nat!

    • Thanks Maja! This is a soap already made before my holidays…
      I am thinking about Albania, my husband had the same idea as you about the flag but I am not so interested…I need some more colors🙂

  3. Wow, what beautiful color combination, soap looks perfect! Did you make goji powder yourself? I have dried goji berries and I am wondering whether I can grind it… I am so glad that you are came back! I really missed your soaps and posts.

    • Thanks Gordana! Wow, I didn’t know you can find goji berries in Serbia🙂
      Yes, the dry goji, I ground it myself using a strong blender.
      I also missed you and your lovely natural soaps🙂

      • I bought goji berries and spirulina powder in Bulgaria recently. Unfortunately, when it comes to soap making ingerdients, the offer is still so poor here😦

      • I know Bulgaria offers interesting and exotic products (the maca powderwhich I buy comes also from Bulgaria). Maybe we buy from the same online shops Dragonsuperfoods😉

  4. Gorgeous, Natalia! The soap looks so cheerful and sunny. I love the contrast between the yellow of the soap and the blue of the cornflowers on top.

  5. Natalie, très jolis savons ! Bravo !

    J’adore la couleur jaune de tes savons qui s’accorde à merveille avec les pétales de fleurs couleur lavande.

  6. Just one recomendation when you cut a soap with flowers on it: instead from up to down (from flowers to down) from left to right: in this way you avoid that the flowers scratch the soap.😉

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