Aromatic Cardamom

We all have our own scent memories and associations.   What is evocative for one draws a blank for another.  I have just started using a batch of cardamom scented soap I made last month.  The distinctive, aromatic smell of this spice takes me not so much to a romantic and distant eastern market but to an equally distant childhood exploration of the colourful spice containers in the ever-magical pantry of my family home. 

This soap also contains macadamia oil and macadamia butter.  It's smoother than silk and so far is shaping up to be a long-lasting bar.  This is fast becoming a favourite.