Handmade small-batch soaps look pretty and smell delicious, especially when sold at farmer’s markets in blocks, which are sliced to order, wrapped in tissue and sealed with a little sticker. You often find that the soap has been studded with chunks of other soap for color or aroma. Perhaps an opaque base of shea butter soap is married with some clear gelatin-based concoction.
Here is a soap meant to impart a minty freshness to your daily bathing routine. Serve it with lettuce and . . . wait . . . this isn’t soap!
Salad Book, Better Homes and Gardens, 1969