Black Twig Hot Process Soap - Rough Cider, Red Grapefruit, Peppercorns, Allspice... Yuletide Limited Edition
Black Twig Hot Process Soap
Rough country cider, red grapefruit slices, peppercorns & allspice berries
Dusk descends like a blanket drawn over the apple red sun, plunging the wooded valleys into velvety cold shadow. Bare branches trace erratic lines against the darkening sky, shivering in the winds that cut without mercy across the desolate slopes of the moor. High on the road to Moretonhampstead, the Warren House stands lonely & exposed, lamps twinkling out from deep set windows, promising a warm hearth & local hard cider on pump. You could see it clearly from high on Hookney Tor, but now that you're stumbling along a faint footpath in the failing light, regretting your lost torch, cutting overland is rapidly feeling like a terrible mistake. You beat your arms against your chest, against the cold & the rising panic, when you suddenly see lights off in the distance. Silly you, heading in the wrong direction, got turned around in the dark, that's all. With a satisfied sigh, you step off the path... & plunge into darkness. The distant lights flicker, then vanish. The wind howls, but no one is there to listen.
This listing is for one (1) enormous 5-ounce bar of hot process soap, made from scratch by me in my own workshop. If you find glycerin soaps a bit too drying, this is the bar for you. I've spent several months developing a coconut- & shea-free, vegan formula that lathers beautifully & is packed with nourishing vegetable oils & butters. I make my hot process soap in small batches, & allow each batch to cure for 3 weeks to ensure a firm, mild bar. Each hand-cut bar measures 3x3x1 inches, & weighs approximately 5 ounces.
As always, your soap will arrive hand-wrapped, with all ingredients clearly labeled for your peace of mind:
Water, Olive Oil, Organic & Sustainable Palm Oil, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Mango Seed Butter, Castor Oil, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Fragrance Oil, Organic Agave Syrup, Iron Oxide, Mica
Since I work in small batches, you may notice slight variations in color from bar to bar. Hot process soap has a marbled, natural appearance. Streaks, swirls & blobs are all part of the charm, & in no way affect the quality of your soap :)
What the heck is hot process soap, anyway? Learn more at my blog: http://paintboxsoapworks.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/so-whats-this-hot-process-thing/