Hang on. This isn't "sensitive" material. I'm referring to some of our Warhorse ingredients. Here's 2 Webster's definitions and an example using virgin olive oil. I'm focusing on the second one.
Virgin can translate into Minimally Processed, which is better for us--foods retain their nutrients like phytochemicals, phospholipids, antioxidents, vitamins, so I've read. I've actually never seen phosolipids, have I? In fact, I have. Maybe not with a microscope, but I've seen "them" in our sunflower oil wax. See the white swirls? Phospholipids that contain other good stuff like lecithin. And this oil smells like a cross between sweet grass and nutty seeds.
Our Warhorse pet, horse, body cleansers all started just like this--a small batch of soap in my basement kitchen lab. I let the soaps rest over night. This morning I added a few things to the soaps, sort of like icing the cake after it has cooled down, like dressing the salad last minute to keep it fresh. My brother-in-law Jim is getting some virgin sunflower enriched pearlescent shaving soap, with a light sweet and sour lemon scent, sort of like whipped cream on a lemon meringue pie. Makes my mouth salivate. Works well too. Shaving in whipped cream soap. I've made it for a few people, and it's time to broaden the test market. My sister-in-law Laura gets her monthly stock of amber sweet almond rich, volcano pumice body scrub. Yes, the dark, gold, seedy, nutty smelling sunflower oil is her her scrub, along with her favorite orange, cinnamon, clove essential oil blend. Plus, I threw in a little mineral rich Celtic Sea Salt. The texture is just dense enough hold any shape, but pliable enough to handle the curves of knees, knuckles, heels and elbows, and the pumice every so lightly exfoliates the skin. And once rinsed, soft, soft, soft.
Next small batch might bring Non GMO grown Sierra Sunflower unrefined oil up close and personal with Icelandic Flaky White Sea Salt, supplied by The Reluctant Trading Experiment. Ordering some today. This salt and some black Telecherry Peppercorns are also going on my next minimally processed and freshly caught grilled grouper and snapper, supplied by my fishing family below--in laws and nephews.
Wonder if this Icelandic beautiful salt comes in a 55 lb bag? I plan on making a lot of soap and eating a lot of fish--supplied by Jim, Laura, Dylan, Garret. Good thing we can barter.