Sunflower Soap Recipe

Sunflower Soaps Recipe

These cheerful little sunflower soaps are palm-free and naturally colored with lemon peel powder. I scented mine with a bright blend of mostly citrus essential oils, but feel free to use other scents in their place, or leave them completely unscented.   Because I have lots of sunflowers blooming now, I incorporated some into this batch. You don’t have to include the flowers in your soap, but if you’d like to, there are two ways to go about … Continue reading

Sunflower Lip Balm (Using Vegan Sunflower Wax)

Sunflower Wax Lip Balm

A few months ago, I was browsing through a new-to-me online candle & soap supply store (Nature’s Garden) and saw an intriguing thing: Sunflower Wax. Since I adore sunflowers in general, I just had to buy some and see how it worked as a vegan option for lip balms and salves. I placed my order, it arrived in an impressively short time and then… I set it aside and forgot all about it! It wasn’t … Continue reading

Sunflower Jelly

Sunflower Jelly

I first got the idea for making sunflower jelly whilst I was pondering the happy row of flowers in my garden and wondering what other uses I could extract from them besides the seed. I remembered reading that the petals were edible and could be sprinkled in salads. During further research, I read that Native Americans used a decoction from the head for respiratory ailments. Whether this is completely true or not, I have no … Continue reading