Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) Soap

Mugwort herb is another wonder herb since ancient time. Traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine has high regard on the medicinal benefit of Mugwort. It is used to arrest menstrual bleeding, skin condition and treat respiratory complication; the herb industry claimed it is beneficial as antivirus and antibiotic as in acupuncturists’ practice treating some medical condition.

The Mugwort herb at our backyard has been propagating pretty well; enough for us to process infusion oil for our new soap. Ensuring the leaves were adequately dried, we infused the whole stockpile in palm oil, which also acts as the fixed oil. It was rather elating to see how the yellowish palm oil turned dark greenish, judging from the aroma of the infused oil, we were sure the fixed oil had been saturated with the essence of Mugwort herb :)

The ingredient used in this Mugwort herbal soap are:- water, lye, coconut oil, Mugwort infused palm oil, cocoa butter, sunflower oil, green tea, essential oil of Patchouli and Citronella.
The blend of cocoa butter, Patchouli and Citronella creates astonishing good aroma for the soap! In a quick sniff, it smells cocoa butter; take a short breath it smells Citronella; inhale it long enough the aroma of all the herbs is impressively great! It leaves you uplifted, refreshed and irresistible for a tranquil bath :) :)

Cheers,
Christine

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