I had to grow way up to fall in love with rose, and I'm so beyond glad that I got here! These bars are made with our own pink and yellow climbing kitchen garden rose petals, buds, and fragrant new leaves. The rose scent is subtle--like the scent of wind-blown wild roses along the sea shore. This soap is remarkably soft and softening: great for the face as well as for the hands and body. It washes sand and dirt away like a champ too. Go rose!
Possible bonus: Here we've noticed that for those of us who pay close attention to rose and who have learned to adore her wise ancestral presence, that she is calming for the nerves and heart, washing away some of our edginess and stress. She makes us feel like our true selves again. Could this be true for you too? We can't say--that's between you and rose. We deeply hope so.
Storage and life of the bar: To extend the life of the bar, store it where it can dry quickly after use and where it doesn't get regular spray from the faucet. Setting it on a soap dish or folded wash cloth is a great idea.
Size: The bars are roughly 4 ounces. They're made by hand in small batches and hand cut by cool women, not machines. This means most 4 ounce bars are 4 ounces but they can range from 3.8 to 4.5 ounces. We're not machines, people, nor do we want to be. :-) We keep anything smaller than that for ourselves and our families, to give as gifts to neighbors in need and those amazing humans who help make homes for the homeless on Whidbey, and to give away as surprises and free samples for people who buy our products.
Ingredients: Our own roses (petal, bud, new leaf) infused into organic extra virgin olive oil, plus coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, rose clay, rose geranium essential oil blend, jojoba oil, and rose essential oil.
Packaging: Soaps are wrapped in a small piece of food-safe compostable (or recyclable) paper to ensure safe handling. If you would prefer no packaging at all, just put that in the comments field when you order, and you'll get them bare naked! If you live off island and we ship them to you, they will still need to show up in a box. We're magic, but not that magic. Yet. :-)