Journey In Satchidananda Hot Process Soap
The deep drone of sandalwood, patchouli, & champaca sprinkled with rose & neroli waters & clarifying geranium leaf
The heat & stillness of summer make it easy to let the mind slip a little, to breathe in & let go & float on curls of incense smoke until the edges of the world fall away... Journey In Satchidananda is deeply inspired by the experimental & hypnotic music of Alice Coltrane & her spiritual voyage. Cones of pink, gold, & red incense smoulder gently in a dish of black sand, woody & earthy & deeply floral, sensuous & grounding. There are silver cruets of rose & orange blossom waters to sprinkle on your wrists to cool your thoughts, & fresh green geranium leaves to gently crush & bring to your face to inhale & awaken from your mindful journey.
This listing is for one (1) enormous 5.5-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 5.5 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, Mango Seed Butter, Castor Oil, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Avocado Oil, Sugar, Fragrance Oil, Moroccan Red Clay, 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/