A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Lujos rose soap

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So far, we have limited the soap scents on the Lujos site to just a few popular choices. Then one day, our tenant in the village asked if we could make her a bespoke log of soap.

This is the first time we have fulfilled an order like this, but we were all too pleased to oblige! This lady is a wonderful person who is one of the bubbliest women I have ever met – she has had many problems in her life, but nothing seems to faze her.

Anyway, she wanted a rose-scented soap. Well, that’s easy – there are many varients of wonderful-smelling rose essential oils out there. After much sniffing, I decided on an intriguing mix of rose absolute and palmarosa. (the palmarosa keeps the rose absolute from becoming too sickly sweet) I can’t tell you the proportions – that’s the part that makes the scent so “Lujos special” !!

The lady also wanted some real rose bits in there. She was in luck – over the summer, when my roses were in bloom, I took the petals and dried them. (as an aside, it takes an amazing number of roses to produce a ziploc bag full of petals!!)

The end result was splendid. We have just cut the log into bars for her, and in 2 more weeks, it will be lovely, rosey soap! And…we have just received our second order for a full ‘log’ of Lujos soap, this time Double Orange & Chamomile!

Lujos rose soap

Lujos rose soap (photo by Kenton @ imagenary.co.uk)

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

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  1. Very beautiful!

    I hope you are having a good day!