What wonder a good pruning do to our Patchouli herb! Its rapid growth enable us to make some Patchouli powder this time 🙂
We harvested only the bigger leaves. Rinsed and air dried them. That took about 3 weeks to make sure the leaves are crunchy.
Next, we blended the leaves into powder and kept it in an air-tight container in the fridge.
When the ambience was right, Christine would soak herself in a frenzy of joy and passion converting her cooking oil and herb powder into slabs of Patchouli swirled soaps 🙂 🙂
Jane came back home from work asking “Hey, how did you make the batik soap?” That question was encouraging!
Christine used beeswax, cocoa butter and oil of coconut, palm, sunflower to make her Kalleo Yes! Patchouli. They were scented with Patchouli essential oil.