The Last Batch
I have just made my last batch of handmade luxury soap so I have a clean ending to 2017. Good old fashioned water(tap, bottled, stream etc.) and a little resist in the form of a flannel, loofah, or a leaf will get you clean but we are a nation of people that like to add a little luxury & fragrance to our daily rituals with the use of soap.
Over the years we have not always been so keen on washing and liked to wallow in our natural odour. Elizabeth 1 had a bath once a year “whether she needed to or no” and I am sure there are still folk today who agree with that sentiment.
Over the festive period many people will have received numerous hygiene related products, soaps, bath bombs, massage bars, bubble baths, shower gels etc., in a variety of fragrances and textures but not always natural.
“Hygiene” derives from the Greek goddess of health – Hygeia. The Greeks understood hygiene as a form of “longevity knowledge” which we can all incorporate in to our everyday lives and add to the process with some handmade soap.
So tonight I shall be seeing in the new year with an evening of luxury and I shall have a bath especially for the occasion. The only stressful part will be deciding which bar of beautifully fragrant soap to have as my companion.
All of the essential oils used in our soap range have therapeutic benefits but the winner this evening will be ….Neroli & Orange. The fragrance of this exotic sweet smelling, uplifting citrus delight will produce a rich white lather and leave the skin feeling soft and clean heading to the new year.