I had to grow way up to fall in love with rose--past all my old, dated notions of this wild, loving plant--and I'm so glad that I got here! Together rose and calendula support feelings of full presence, peace, and love. These bars are made with our own pink and yellow climbing kitchen garden rose petals, buds, and fragrant new leaves, wild rose petals, plus our own calendula flowers. The flowers are infused into olive oil for 7 to 10 weeks. We also make rose and calendula tea with distilled water that goes into the soaps, so you get a double dose of the experience of being with these amazing beings. The scent is subtle and real--like the scent of wind-blown wild roses along the seashore. 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 calendula and 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 visit our makers markets or buy our products.
Ingredients: Whidbey-grown calendula flowers (whole flower) and roses (grown here at Ritual Mischief and ethically wild gathered in nearby fields) infused in organic extra virgin olive oil, plus organic coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil, calendula and rose teas (our own) made with distilled water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, rose clay, jojoba oil, rose and geranium essential oils.
Packaging: See the Packaging page of this website for details. All soap packaging is recyclable and compostable. 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!