An easy to grow plant that produces a gentle acting soap that is kind on the skin, hair and delicate fabric but still cleans.
This is not normally a culinary herb although it has been used for producing aromatic sweets. It can be partnered with other aromatics when used for cleaning.
It is easy to make soap from the foliage. Harvest fresh leaves or roots and place in pot of cold water. Bring to the boil and then reduce to about half the volume. Strain and bottle. Fresh lavender flowers, rosemary leaves or chamomile can be added to give a soft fragrance and help make the hair shiny.
Caution: This plant is a low level poison that may cause vomiting etc. if ingested.
An easy to grow ground cover that will perform well in most soils and can act as a weed suppressant. During late summer and autumn it produces a carpet of delicate, fragrant pink flowers.
Pick leaves, or harvest the roots as needed and give regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed to keep the plant healthy and producing well.
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