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Sowing Soapwort – Grow Your Own Soap

Using the roots, Soapwort, will produce a lather in the bowl, so it is possible to grow your own soap! Keep it in check thought as it can quickly spread like a weed.

Saponaria officinalis is a common perennial plant from the carnation family. This plant has many common names, including common soapwort, bouncing-bet, crow soap, wild sweet William, and soapweed. There are about 20 species of soapworts altogether.

About Sean James Cameron

Based in London, Sean has been gardening since being a teenager. Although vegetables and fruit is the main passion, there is also room for flowers.

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  • Lynne Aldridge

    Might be worth starting out by growing it in a container – it’s very invasive.

    • Sean James Cameron

      That’s good to know. Thanks.