It's been a long time since I hunted for this tree : Kesumba Keling (Bixa Orellana) or annatto seeds. The seed is widely used as yellow colorant although it appears red. I was pretty sure I could find the tree here because it has a local name (nobody I know even ever heard of this tree). One day when we made our routine trip to Bogor, I saw it. On the roadside of Jagorawi toll road. At first I thought it was my imagination :) . Until last week I made my husband pull over (which he sincerely did) and It was really the tree. Yeayy.
I ground the seeds with coffee grinder and infuse it in coconut oil
And this is the soap :)
I'm pleased with this soap. The yellow part is from annatto seeds and the brown part comes from honey. I added biji selasih for light scrub. ...