Alfalfa in soap

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Dawn, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Dawn

    Dawn New Member

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    Is you don't mind me asking how do you use alfalfa is your soap? Do you grind it up?
    Thanks VERY much!!
    Emily.....a newbie to soap making.... :)
     
  2. Patty13637

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    Gee and I try to avoid hay flakes in my soap :biggrin
     

  3. Dawn

    Dawn New Member

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    Well.. I read somewere on this forum that someone uses it in their soap and I thought that sounded VERY INTERESSTING!!! And hey I'll learn as much as I can about soap making!! :biggrin
    Thanks!
    Emily
     
  4. MRFBarbara

    MRFBarbara Guest

    Yep, there is enough in my bra at the end of the day that I already have what I need on my body, just use regular soap and the hay stuck to me is already exfoliant enough
    Don't ya just love us all...
    Barbara
    I have heard of some people using it for green colorant, don't know if it sticks without turning brown...
     
  5. Dawn

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    LOL!! I DON"T think I'll use it in my soap but I was wondering how whoever used it did it.
    Emily
     
  6. Narrow Chance

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    That may have been me. I make an Alfalfa soap called 'Cowgirl'. I collect the leaf part of alfalfa, put it in my dehydrator so it's good and dry, and all the creepy crawly's are dead.. then strip the leaves, blend to a powder.. then add at trace to the soap. Don't put in the oven to dry.. don't ask me how I know! :rofl
    Makes a nice green color and it doesn't turn brown.. or it hasn't for me. I have noticed if I don't get it to a good powder stage.. the larger 'pieces parts' will turn a brown, I guess from the lye.

    Send me an PM with your address and I'll send you a sample!!
     
  7. Sondra

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    wonder if you could powder up alfalfa pellets.
     
  8. kidsngarden

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    I use Alfalfa powder all the time for green. I buy it at this tea/natural stuff hippy type shop in Bellingham. It is ground very fine and has little or no exfoliation value depending on how much I use. Stays green!!!
    Here's my latest with Alfalfa powder - it's cucumber melon and the green is the Alfalfa
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    The lighter green is this is Afalfa
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    This one is a whispier expample:
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    LOVE it!!! My primary greens are chromimium green and alfalfa powder!
     
  9. Whitney

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    Those are very pretty Bethany!
     
  10. kidsngarden

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    Whitney,
    Thanks!
    The doe in your avatar looks so similar to my capella (the doe on my labels) Shame to sell such pretty girl...but alas she is not a good milker and not registered...
     
  11. Dawn

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    Thanks!! Those are VERY nice!!
    REALLY pretty!
    Thanks
    Emily
     
  12. Whitney

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    Bethany, that doe is Pruittville's Apple Dumpling. She is a sweetie!
    We've sold our goats and started over before too. It was a great decision for us. I think you will be happy you did. :)