The scent: Sweet, natural lilac scent created in-house using the scent extraction method of cold enfleurage. Floral notes of lily of the valley and jasmine. Floral and gentle as a body wash and shampoo.
Design and color: alkanet extract (Alkanna tinctoria) and rose clay.
Cold enfleurage is an ancient, painstaking method of scent preservation for materials that cannot withstand distillation. For 38 to 45 consecutive days we cut fresh lilacs in the morning and arrange them on thin layers of solid plant oils for 20 to 24 hours. The next day we remove the spent flowers and replace with fresh blossoms. Once fully saturated with flower scent, the oils are washed with ethyl alcohol, cooled and filtered. The alcohol is then evaporated leaving only the residual lilac essence.
Each year's lilac batches are unique depending on the overall weather, lilac varieties chosen, and even the enfleurage rack room environment. This is very much a seasonal, variable scent.
Pairs beautifully with Flower City Lilac premium body scrub and Lavender solid lotion. Named after Rochester, New York: the Flower City. Logo used with permission of the City of Rochester.
Conditioning, gentle, nourishing lather rich in olive squalene and vitamin E.
All of our 100% natural bar soaps are handmade in small batches with lots of shea butter, scented with pure essential oils and extracts, and free of palm oil. Gentle enough for faces, cleansing enough for hardworking hands and dirty hair. No detergents, SLS, SLES, triclosan, parabens, pthalates, synthetic fragrances, or dyes. All bars are shipped with minimal packaging: home-compostable, plant-based shrink seal and paper labels.
Try any of our bars as shampoo bars: wet hair, rub the bar directly on your hair from roots to ends, or create lather in your hands and apply to hair. Work lather through hair and scalp, rinse. Follow with a diluted vinegar rinse to restore your hair's pH: add approximately 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to 1 cup water. For longer hair that tangles easily, use up to 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar to 1 cup water and dip the ends of your hair right into the vinegar solution. Rinse well after applying vinegar solution.
Net weight 3.175 oz (90g). Please note that our cold process soap will become harder and milder with age, and is also safe and gentle to use now. For a longer lasting bar, store on a draining soap dish or hang in a soap saver bag out of the shower's direct spray.
Pairs beautifully with a solid lotion bar and body scrub for a thoughtful custom gift.
Ingredients: Saponified Oils of Olive, Coconut, and Rice Bran, Water, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil. May contain essential oils and other plant extracts as noted.
Add a soap saver bag:
Loofah Net (original): Gently exfoliating, maximum lather, dries very quickly, ideal for travel. Made of recycled plastic; recyclable.
Sisal Bag (new): Softer fabric texture, creamier lather, longer to dry, ideal for home and delicate skin. Natural compostable materials.