Monday, November 21, 2011

about the soap

Vervain is a Mediterranean herb and a close relative of new world lemon verbena. It creates a moisturizing and skin-loving exfoliating soap with a very delicate herbal and citrus scent. I have added crushed vervain leaves to give just the right amount of exfoliation in this bar, wonderful for removing dead skin and leaving the face and body silky smooth.
Vervain has been used for centuries in the South of France as a calming and healing infusion, and has been held in high esteem since Classical Antiquity; it has long been associated with divine and other supernatural forces, and it has an equally long-standing use as a medicinal plant. (Folklore even says it is a deterrent to vampires!)

This bar also includes premium oils -- olive oil, coconut oil, fair trade shea butter and lemon oil, all blended together using the "cold process" technique. This makes the soap mild and creamy and it lathers richly. The combination of these oils make for a soap that is great for deep cleansing without drying out your skin.
I handcraft my soaps in small batches with love and intention to create a natural cleansing bar, ready to bless your skin with it's magic, moisturizing and healing properties.
Cold process soap has no fillers, or petroleum products, or glycerine which dry the skin; once you try cold process soap you will NEVER buy commercial or glycerine-based soap again.

Each soap is hand cut to approximately +4 oz bars, very generously sized and long-lasting.

List of ingredients:
Olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, lemon oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, organic vervain.

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