Gilt Hot Process Soap - Amber, Resins, Beeswax Candles... Yuletide Limited Edition
Gilt Hot Process Soap
Glittering golden amber & holy resins set ablaze by hundreds of dripping beeswax candles
Out of the darkness of midwinter blazes the glory of gilded altars & candle light! I'm not a spiritual person in the traditional sense, but find it hard to deny the thrill of thunderous pipe organs, smoking censers & midnight Masses. Gilt is a rapturous blend of golden, glittering notes: smoky amber, buttery copal resin, sticky yellow beeswax, rich musky honey & silky powder. I've added a drizzle of local raw honey & a bit of beeswax to pamper your winter skin...
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, Honey, Beeswax, Mica, Cosmetic-Grade Glitter
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/
Posted by Jennifer Yi on Feb 12th 2017
I get beeswax, resins, and yes, it sort of smells like a manly almond but without the almond. It's warm, comforting, and delicious!
Posted by Pascalle on Feb 4th 2017
Smells like the color it is - golden and warm! I hope this comes back again, it would be good year-round...
my favorite scent!
Posted by AJ on Jan 31st 2017
This is my favorite bar of soap from paintbox. My first impression is always 'manly almond cookie' even though there's no almond in it at all. After that first impression, I can pull apart the actual notes. It's not sweet, and not too masculine OR feminine. It's comforting and I can definitely imagine an alcove somewhere in an old church smelling like this. Would love to have a lotion of this too next season :)
The soap itself is great. Lathers up fantastically and, like the other hot process bars i've tried, doesn't dry out my skin. Love it!