Lavender Castile (olive oil) soap$9.00
This dense, softening soap holds our own grown-at-Ritual Mischief lavender infused in organic olive oil for two months. The bars are remarkably soft on the skin. Soft enough for children, elders, people with sensitive skin, and pets. They also require long cure times. Most of our other soaps and bars cure in 6 to 8 weeks. These we cure for at least 6 months, and, like us, they get better with age. ;-) Because they're dense they last a long time. Because they lose a little water during their long curing time, sometimes their shape is slightly imperfect. Other soap makers cut the imperfections away to make small, perfect, little bars. We LOVE the imperfections and prefer the bigger bars as they are. We hope you do too.
This soap is a celebration of the lavender we love, and of traditional soapmaking, and olive oil, which comes from trees and women who live far from here to whom we owe a huge debt of gratitude, because local plants infused in olive oil are the foundation of almost all of our products. Thank you trees. Thank you women. Thank you ancestors. Humans have been leaning on olive oil for thousands of years. We chose olive oil because our own ancestors loved and trusted it, and because the long-time, well established use and trade routes tend to make it easier on the land, planet, and people working with it than other oils typically used in home and body products today.
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. Ideally give it a place of honor on a soap holder or folded up wash cloth, which will help it dry more quickly.
Size: Roughly 4 ounce bars cut to be comfortable in the hand from the beginning. These soaps are made by hand in small batches and then hand cut by cool women, not machines. The long (6 - 12 month) curing time means they lose a tiny bit of water and size from the day they're cut. This means most bars are 4 ounces and that the bars can range from 3.7 ounces to 4.5 ounces, but most are 4 or more. We keep anything smaller than that for ourselves and our families, and to give as gifts to neighbors in need (last year it was soaps to a local homeless shelter and to frontline healthcare workers at my mom's memory care home), and to cut up and give as free surprises and samples to those who buy our products. We're not machines, people, nor do we want to be. :-)
Ingredients: Whidbey grown (at Ritual Mischief) lavender infused in organic extra virgin olive oil, plus distilled water, sodium hydroxide, & sodium lactate.
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, you can write that in the comments field when you order, and you'll get them bare naked!
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