The relaxing scent of our own mid-summer lavender combined with the invigorating scent of mid-winter lemons! The lemons and coconut oil are powerful cleaners for dishes while the lavender, olive oil, and coconut oil also soothe tired hands and humans.
How to use. For a few seconds, hold the bar under warm tap water over a sink that's full of dirty dishes. Then clean dishes as normal using a dishcloth, loofah, or other dish scrubby thing. The bars aren't as bubbly as commercial dish liquids, so you'll need to adjust your expectations about that. They do, however, smell great and clean really well. I use them to hand wash a few dishes every day--all those cups and plates and flatware that magically didn't make it into the dishwasher, which we are currently fortunate enough to have.
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 receive regular spray from the faucet. We store ours on a draining dish beside the sink. My own trick is storing the new bar standing on one of its narrow ends at first. This makes it easier to get off the dish where it lives after it dries.
Gratitude: Thank you to the land, the trees, and to all the people who gather, create, and bring olive oil, coconut oil, and lemons and lemon essential oil to us here. We are so grateful for your presence, your spirit, and your work in the world.
Size: These bars are roughly 4 ounces. These are made by hand in small batches and individually hand cut by cool women, not machines. This means bars can vary a tiny bit in size (3.9 - 4.5 oz). We weight them all and keep anything smaller than 3.9 oz for ourselves and our families, to give away at our makers markets and as free samples to people who order from us, and to give as gifts to neighbors in need (last year it was soaps to a local homeless shelter and to healthcare frontline staff at my mom's memory care home). We're not machines, people, nor do we want to be. :-)
Ingredients: Organic coconut oil, our own Whidbey-grown (at Ritual Mischief) lavender infused into organic olive oil (6 to 8 weeks), sodium hydroxide, lavender and lemon essential oils.
Packaging: See the Packaging page of this website for details. If you would prefer no packaging at all, just put that in the Comments field when you order, and you'll receive them bare naked!