exfoliation, or pain?

When I first started making Dot & Lil Coriander & Lemongrass soap, it had a thin line of pieces of whole lemongrass layered into each bar. It was kinda exfoliating...kinda.

I decided that if it was gonna be kinda exfoliating, it might as well be really exfoliating! So I switched to a finer grind of lemongrass, spread it out throughout the soap, and used more of it. And that, my friends, is when I discovered that men are crazy. It seemed like no matter how exfoliating and scratchy this soap got, they wanted it more scratchy. Now, I like exfoliating soaps as much as the next girl, but when we start moving into the territory of soap that makes you scream in the shower, I draw a line! I think if I launched a "New Exfoliating Soap...Now With Gravel!" it would probably do quite well, actually.

So I settled somewhere in the middle. It's definitely got some scratch to it, but it won't make you worry about scraping your skin off, either! And can we all please just take a moment to fully appreciate how much better my soap looks now than it did two years ago when the first photo was taken! The difference is unbelievable.

You can buy Dot & Lil's Coriander & Lemongrass soap here. Stay clean!

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