Hiraeth Luxury Glycerin Soap - Leaves, Bracken, Wild Rose, Dirt... Weenie Limited Edition
Hiraeth Luxury Glycerin Soap
Spicy autumn leaves & bracken underfoot, wild roses & rose hips, & freshly tilled fields in the evening sun
Pronounced heer-ayth, hiraeth is one of those words that is difficult to translate, but those who have it, know it instantly. I think of it as the legacy of the first generation, that bone-deep sense of longing for a homeland that we, as children of ex-pats & immigrants, have never truly known. We grow up with pictures & stories & traditions carried over from our families' homes, a blood strong but strangely filtered connection stretching over oceans & continents. We never truly belong to that home, or to this one, forever feeling gently unmoored.
Hiraeth, the scent, is what my homeland smells like: the woods & fields of western England in early autumn, when the leaves have started to turn & fall, the ferns have gone dry & brown under my wellied feet, & the hedgerows are bursting with fat rose hips. The farmers are turning over the fields, & the air is rich with the smell of decomposing plant life & fresh earth. The sun is sliding low along the hills, turning the long grass blazing orange before dusk creeps up from the hollows, & I know I have just enough light to make it down the track & back to the house. Hiraeth is one of the most intensely personal blends I've ever made; it makes me deeply happy & indescribably sad at the same time, & I am honored to share it with you...
This listing is for a huge 6 ounce bar of luxurious glycerin soap, hand cast in small batches with no SLS, propylene glycol, parabens, animal products or other funny stuff! Most of my fragrances are phthalate-free, too.
My bars produce gorgeous, abundant lather & have unique scents that cling gently to your skin. You'll be left feeling clean & smelling wonderful!
I hand-wrap each bar in cellophane, with all ingredients clearly labeled for your peace of mind:
Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher, of vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Oat Protein (conditioner), Fragrance Oil, FD&C Colorant, Mica
Since I work in small batches, you may notice slight variations in color from bar to bar.
Rich Earth with a Hint of Spice
Posted by Jessica Leonard on Oct 2nd 2017
I don't know how you make this smell like "bracken," but you do. The picture in my head (influenced by the product description) is a walk along the ferny hillsides of the Lake District I did a few years ago. It smells like earth and rich decaying leaves (with a side of cinnamon spice).
Posted by Unknown on Nov 27th 2015
A walk in the woods in a bar of soap.
Posted by Michael on Sep 10th 2015
This scent almost makes me weep, it's hauntingly beautiful. Exotic and familiar at the same time.