The calendula in this soap has been grown and cared for from seed to flower, then picked to brighten up my day and our kitchen, then the petals plucked for drying for the soap. I felt I just had to name the soap after my dedicated little gardener and green-thumb, Jesse. Calendula is healing for the skin and it provides a stunning orange colour to the soap. Refreshing lemongrass essential oil is an effective cleanser and skin healer for all types of skin, smells beautiful, and awakens and calms the mind.
*Lye, or sodium hydroxide, is a harsh, natural alkali which is used to make a gentle, mild soap with naturally-created glycerin, when combined with oils (other 'soap' may have synthetic glycerin added in). The sodium hydroxide is completely used up in this process so that NO lye, or sodium hydroxide, remains in your bar of soap.