Well, I love lye, at least.
I guess I need to qualify that. I adore real, old-fashioned lye soap. (Did you know that the supermarket bar stuff is actually not soap? It isn’t.) I like a nice, tough, serious soap. Homemade lye soap (we call it Farm Soap) is my absolute favorite.
I recently won a little something over at one of my favorite blogs, Welcome to Prosperine. Prosperine and I certainly have a lot of interests in common, so I wasn’t too surprised that the package I received in the mail was truly a box full of my favorite things.
Besides the package of saved Genovese Basil Hybrid seeds (awesome), I received a handmade bar of Red Clay and Citrus, Honey Almond, and Coffee Scrub soap. And it is amazing. Um-ay-zing. I used to make real lye soap now and then, but nothing like this. This stuff is gorgeous to smell, and gorgeous to look at. So much so, I stacked it up and took a fancy picture – that’s really the soap I got pictured here.
And in fact, I just saw late breaking news – Prosperine may have some soaps available. If you’re interested, check it out, fast.