Rise soap

by Ritual Mischief


Updated for 2024 with a little geranium and grapefruit essential oil added to brighten the scent. This is a soap for waking up faces and bodies--one that we envisioned as a morning soap to start your day. And if you want it to be, it can be more than that, too. Because local plants and flowers and land totally rock, and forming relationships with them is life changing for humans, at least for us. So, if you want more than just soap, read on...

What if I don't just get up in the morning--what if I RISE? What if I recognize the simple miracle that it is just to wake up here? What if I start the day with plants who quietly but powerfully remind me to notice who and what brings me alive? Remind me to notice where I become more playful or more fully present as I go about my day? And what if I start to imperceptibly shift toward my own sunshine, the way that plants never fail to do? Just by holding these plants to my face each morning? Just by acknowledging the gift that they are. And we are. And then what if we take that energy into community and rise up together?

The flowers and plants in this soap showed up here to demonstrate to me that--at any age--we don't have to settle for what we've settled for in the past. A few years ago I began to look to the early springtime plants and flowers for ideas about different ways to be. The nearby chickweed and cleavers weed and cherry blossoms in this soap demonstrate ways to do early better and how to rise up, well rested, together. Showing up full of life and energy and ready to rise and truly shine after a time of deep rest. I'm constantly reminded when I’m not allowing myself to take the deep rest I need! The rose petals joined in because they love our faces and our skin, especially when we don't love them ourselves. They're cool like that.

To use: Wash your face and/or body with the soap however you normally do, taking care not to get soap in your eyes. Take a moment to smell the scent and feel the texture and to be grateful for cherry blossoms, chickweed, cleavers weed (yes, even you gardeners, this plant is amazing), roses, and other plants within. Remember that these plants are here, right now, helping you rise. Not to just "face another day." But to claim this day as a living being who is lucky enough to be waking up again and who gets to call this beautiful world home for a while. Rise!

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: 4 ounces.  

Ingredients: Whidbey-grown and ethically gathered cherry blossoms, chickweed (Stellaria media), and cleavers (Galium aparine) infused in organic extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil, hand-ground Whidbey-grown rose petals, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, rose clay, and rose, lavender, chamomile, geranium, and grapefruit essential oils.

Packaging: See the Packaging page of this website for details. All soap packaging is recyclable or compostable (cut into small pieces to use as a "brown" in your compost pile). The boxes themselves are made from recycled materials as well. 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!

Shipping & Pick Up

We ship via U.S. Postal Service. Viva la public services! Whidbey Island friends & friends visiting Whidbey, save on shipping by picking up orders at Ritual Mischief on the west edge of Langley. Choose the Pick up delivery method at checkout if you intend to pick up your order, and we'll email or text you when it's ready and then arrange a convenient pick up time for you.


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