So I finally found time to do some much needed grocery shopping the other day. Sometimes, it’s really hard to find a few minutes to escape from Soap Making Resource business matters and run some personal errands.
I try my best to eat a lot of veggies and I love to create various stir fries. I was browsing through the different vegetables and herbs, looking for ingredients, and ran into the below pictured fresh lemongrass.
Now, for some reason, I’ve never seen fresh lemongrass in the grocery store before. Of course, my mind went instantly to thinking about soap making and the wonderful scent of lemongrass essential oil and dried lemongrass herb.
As nonchalantly as I could, I snapped the above picture with my phone trying not to look too conspicuous. It’s not everyday that somebody spots fresh lemongrass and sprints over to perform an impromptu herbal photo shoot! I think this proves that I cannot turn the soap bug off. I think it will always be there, and I don’t mind… even if it does sometimes make me look a little odd!
I thought it was interesting to see how different fresh lemongrass looks compared to the dried lemongrass that we use for soap making. I would have never guessed that this stuff was about a foot or two long!
Of course, I just had to pick some up and take a whiff. Oddly enough, it had barely any scent. Maybe you have to cook it or dry it to reveal its aroma. Interesting.
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