Sunday, April 3, 2011

Carrot Something

Hey friends!

Spring is in the air!  I have recently been inspired to make a facial bar with real carrots in it.  So I did some researching, and I found that several people have done just that.  I decided that I would try to make my very own carrot facial bar filled with shea butter, fresh carrot juice, and kaolin clay!

Carrots are filled with Vitamin A, and when used in soap, they help buff away all that dead skin.  Shea butter is a super moisturizing oil with a lotion-y lather.  Kaolin clay is an all natural clay that draws impurities from the skin without removing any of your skin's natural oils.  This clay also help circulation and is suitable for all skin types.

I knew that I wanted to add a facial bar into Revive's current line of soaps.  I wanted to use fresh carrot juice, so I pureed carrots and squeezed them in a cheesecloth leaving all of the carrot juice behind.

Fresh carrot juice

Since this is a facial bar, I used no colorants or essential oils.  However, the carrots gave the soap a great light sherbet orange tint.  I will let you know if there is any scent in the soap after I cut it in a few days!

 Carrot facial soap in the mold

I cannot wait to test this new soap out!

I need some help (as always) in naming this soap.  Carrot Facial Soap is just too boring for me!  Right now it is just the Carrot Something Soap... I need something that incorporates carrot and something with the face in the name... hm, any ideas?
My ideas so far are: Carrot Face, Clean Carrot, or Carota (carrot in Italian)

Has spring inspired you to make any new soaps?!

Have a Reviving day!


  1. Cara is Spanish for face, maybe you could incorporate that. Cara Carrot? Or Cleansing Carrot, Calming Carrot, Carotene Clean...?

  2. I just made my 4th carrot soap this week. I think your carrot/clay combo will be wonderful. I like carota the best!

  3. I love carrot juice soaps, they are so great for the skin. Carrot Complexion Soap? Carrot & Shea?

  4. Hm. Cara is a beautiful word. I may just name the soap Cara - sweet, simple, and a conversation starter. "Hey why Cara for the name?"

    I can't wait to cut/try this soap!

  5. I like the idea of Cara as well for the name. The soap looks wonderful.

  6. I can remember adding some carrot-infused oil to one of my soaps about 6 years ago - just for a nice natural yellow color. I hadn't thought of using carrot JUICE. It looks fabulous, and I'm sure it will feel wonderful too!