The air saturated with the sweet, almost heady scent of tomatoes. It's a smell that takes me back to childhood summers, picking ripe tomatoes from the vine from our backyard, the sun warm on my skin. But this isn't just a memory; it's the heart of my soap-making process. I'm not just blending ingredients, I'm capturing the essence of the tomato plant, turning nature into something both beautiful and functional.

First, the tomatoes: plump, bursting with color, they're carefully pureed, their rich, vibrant juice ready to be infused into the soap. The process is a dance of textures and scents – the silky smooth puree mingling with the creamy soap batter. Then comes the blending of rich nourishing oils, each carefully chosen for their unique properties. 

making tomato soap
The soap takes on a vibrant orange hue, the color of a summer sunset, the scent a symphony of fresh tomato leaves. It's a reminder of sunshine and warmth, a touch of summer on your skin. But it's not just about the beauty.

Tomatoes are packed with vitamins C and A, antioxidants that help protect and nourish your skin. And don't forget the lycopene! This powerful antioxidant gives the soap its color and has many benefits for the skin.  The natural sugars in the tomatoes create a luxurious lather that leaves your skin soft and supple. Perfect for gently cleansing the face and body!

As I mold the soap, I can almost feel the sun's warmth on my skin, the scent of tomato vines in the air. It's a reminder that beauty can be found in the simplest things! 

Heirloom tomato soap bar

Indulge in a little summer sunshine with this delicious tomato soap. Your skin will thank you!

June 29, 2024

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