Gardener’s Scrub

Gardener’s Scrub



Homemade in small batches, this cold process soap is the ultimate gardening accessory. Scented with an uplifting combination of lavender, lime and litsea essential oils. Finely ground pumice and whole poppy seeds get to the nitty gritty of any dirty situation. This soap is naturally colored with safflower powder and calendula for a sunshine hue, (which I might add, looks great in contrast with the poppy seeds.) As you might imagine, the ingredients of this soap were inspired by a gardener’s paradise. From the inclusion of safflower and sunflower oils, all the way down to a garden’s favorite humble helper, the bee, using local beeswax. A little sunshine, grit, flower petals and seeds to boot and we have got our gardening hands covered!

(Note: This soap looks more yellow than the photos portray!)

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Many of my listed soaps contain different ingredients from one to the next, but that is what gives them their farmhouse charm by using whatever is on hand! If you are looking for a soap with a specific ingredient, let me know! I may have just what you're looking for in the works or on the curing rack! Keep in mind, it can take several weeks to cure (even more for some soaps!) I can ship about 6 soaps in my smallest shipping box option. 


Details about this listing 

Weight: approx. 4 oz bar of cold process soap 

Dimensions: approx 3.5”x 2"X 1" 

I have found this to be the a perfect and manageable handheld size!


List of ingredients since it's nice to know what you're getting into...(The shower with!)

Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Water*, Olive Oil, Sodium Hydroxide**, Safflower Oil, Pumice, Poppy Seeds, Sunflower Oil, Beeswax***, Essential Oils of: (Bulgarian Lavender, Lime, Litsea Cubeba), Safflower Powder, Dendritic Salt, Titanium Dioxide, Calendula


*Water will, or at least mostly evaporate out by the end of the curing process

**Keep in mind NO sodium hydroxide (lye) is present in the final product, but is necessary in the production of homemade soaps made from oils or animal fat. Because the labeling of clean, old fashioned soap is largely unregulated by the the U.S. FDA (as long as you're not making any claims as to it's healing or cosmetic properties etc) you may find others label their ingredients differently, using phrases such as "saponified oils of..." or the name for the end-product of the saponification process. For example:

Sodium Olivate (saponified form of olive oil)

All mean the same thing! A chemical reaction between lye and oils/fat has occurred! I prefer to label all the initial ingredients going in the soap batter. If you have any questions, let me know!

***Beeswax is from a local beekeeper. I was able to process the wax and separate the honey from the comb, but I would still call it an unrefined beeswax because there may be pollin or propolis still present in small amounts


Since it's my motherly duty, I would also like to add, please don't get soap in your eyes. It will burn no matter what! 

Also, please know I care about my customers, and do my best to label but cannot make guarantees for those with known sensitivities or allergies to any of the ingredients in any of my soap collection since all are made on the same equipment in the same facilities (cleaned between uses) and share close quarters on a curing rack.