SOAPWORT PINK WASH YOUR HANDS WITH THIS! MAKES BERRY SCENTED SHAMPOO AND SOAP! $2.20

BERRY SCENTED SOAPWORT IN PINK! WITH SAPONARIA PINK BEAUTY YOU CAN WASH YOUR HANDS RIGHT IN THE GARDEN! AN AGE OLD MEDIEVAL HERB YOU CAN WASH YOUR BODY WITH – ROCK SOAPWORT!

FILL EVERY BARE SPOT IN YOUR DRY, SANDY GARDEN WITH THIS AMAZING GROUND COVER –DRAPE, SPILL AND COVER TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT! MAKES BERRY SCENTED SOAP AND SHAMPOO TOO!

Saponaria (Saponaria Vaccaria) – It is commonly called Soapwort and is a charming annual that gardeners will want in their cutting gardens. Saponaria Soapwort is readily grown from flower seeds, and its branching stems produce a cloud of five-petaled, pinky-purple, single flowers.

Saponaria Soapwort flowers are well suited to cutting and are an excellent as a filler in arrangements similar to the way baby’s breath is used. Soapwort liberally re-seeds itself, so the plant will easily come back each season from its own Saponaria seeds.

This will cover all the bare spots that harbour weeds and look messy! Sandy soils love Soapwort and it gives back – grab a handful and pop your hands under the water and it will wash your hands like soap! When you are planning your spring garden, consider not only the beauty but also the usefulness of the plants that you plan to put in. I love ornamental plants as much as anyone else, but I get a particular sense of satisfaction if I have a purpose or use for the lovely flowers that brighten my yard and garden.

One of my favourite plants in that category is Soapwort. Saponaria officinalis is a lovely bushing plant that fills out and pops with flowers all spring and summer long. It’s perfect for a raised bed, a barrel, or any other area where it can live on its own.

Heirloom Soapwort seeds – this is an ancient herb. It is used by soaking the leaves in water which creates liquid soap! It really does! Often it was used to wash delicate laces, silks and baby clothes, quilts and sheets. And it has been used since the beginning of time for body washing. It is extremely gentle! Natural and has a fresh berry scent!

It is also important to keep in mind that the very same properties that make soapwort a useful plant can also cause harm if you plant it too close to water features or ponds. The saponins in the plant can kill fish and other water creatures, but the saponins are what make this beautiful plant so wonderful!

Saponins are the part of the plant chemistry that create a soap-like cleaning action. Soapwort does not produce big bubbles like one might come to expect from soap, but the gentle soapwort infusion is a truly effective cleanser that doesn’t irritate the skin.

Harvest the tops, stems, and roots of soapwort. The whole plant works, and since it is such a quick grower, don’t be afraid to just continually harvest parts throughout the spring and summer when the flowers are blooming. Dry the plants and use them throughout the cooler months as well.

Soapwort shampoo is a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin and dry hair. It cleans enough to leave you squeaky and fresh, but it does not strip all of the good and necessary oils away. People with chronic acne, psoriasis, or other sore skin problems can generally use soapwort infusion to clean without issues.

Here’s how to make products with it, but really all you need is a handful and a bath or shower!!

Here’s how you can make shampoo and body wash from either fresh or dried soapwort! Boil the water and add the soapwort leaves. Cover the pan and turn it down to a simmer for fifteen minutes. Strain the infusion through a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth into a jar or bottle.
Growing Soapwort from seed is fun and rewarding.

SEEDS ARE BLACK, ROUND, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Autumn or raise seedlings in Spring. Plant seeds at a depth of 1mm with 20cm plant spacing. Only lightly cover the Soapwort seeds as they need light for germination.

If sowing in Spring, the Saponaria seeds germinates better after a cold treatment. Dampen a paper towel, place the seed on the towel and fold in half. Place into a ziplock bag and refrigerate for 4 weeks. After the cold treatment, sow the white Soapwort flower seeds on the surface of starter mix in small pots or trays.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-10 days at 20-24°C

Maturity
60 days

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