The summer is upon us and you know what that means...PEACHES. It's time to make peach soap and ours smells, well just peachy. When I was formulating my peach soap I checked around to see if peach soap was even "a thing". Maybe no one would even want peach soap. It turns out that there are plenty of peach soaps. Some were peach colored, others smelled like peaches but none of them were made with actual peaches. Well where's the fun in that?
Peaches can play an important roll in skincare, thanks to their rich variety of skin friendly nutrients and antioxidants. Peaches are high in vitamins C, A and K. They can assist in tightening your pores and rejuvenating your tired skin. The beta carotene, potassium, magnesium and selenium in peaches protect your skin from the harsh outdoor elements. Peach juice is also very moisturizing for dry and aging skin. Wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and blemishes can all be tamed by the antioxidant power of this luscious fruit.
I bet you didn't know that the protein's contained in a peach facilitate tissue repair in your skin. Applying it to a cut or laceration can help you heal a little faster. Eating peaches often can give a boost to your immune system, keeping skin infections at bay. Rubbing a slice of peach on your skin as a face mask sloughs away dead skin cells, and the enzymes present, nourish and refresh your skin. The peel of the fruit can also be used a very effective cleanser for your skin.
…And you thought they were just juicy and delicious.