The Hermit Hot Process Soap - Fir Needle, Rosemary, Cedar & Fennel Essential Oils
The Hermit Hot Process Soap
A woodsy & wild blend of fir needle, rosemary, cedar & sweet fennel essential oils
A little wild, a little weird, & more than a little wonderful, The Hermit is a deep green, woodsy blend of centering essential oils. The sweet fennel adds a gentle twist of licorice over a bed of crushed evergreen needles & resinous bark. It's the scent of old growth forests, of solitude & introspection. Get lost!
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, Local Maple Syrup, Fir Needle, Rosemary, Cedar, Sweet Fennel & Patchouli Essential Oils, Iron Oxide, Green Chromium Oxide, Rosemary Needles
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 Patricia Smith on Dec 9th 2019
Opening this and smelling it immediately transported me to the days of buying a fresh Christmas tree from the Boy Scout stands, with the smells of the fresh balsam wreaths for sale mixed in!!
Posted by Jessica Leonard on Nov 23rd 2019
This is a wonderful forest scent. I might describe it as woodsy with a little bit of straight wood, like a cedar chest. It's a great way to escape to the wild silent primeval forest during a shower :)
Wild and wonderful
Posted by Debbie on Oct 12th 2018
Rides through the Blue Ridge Mountains on my motorcycle, backcountry backpacking in Yellowstone, hikes with friends through the forests of the Shenandoah Valley - this scent transports me to some of my favorite memories spent out in nature. The scent clings for hours and never fails to make me smile! It's comforting and grounding, wild and wonderful all at the same time. (Note - this fragrance clings so its not a great to use in the day or two before heading to a fragrance free environment).
Posted by rangerkeri on Oct 26th 2016
I really can not describe in words my love for this scent blend. I always daydream of wandering through northern boreal conifer forests when I use it. It is so calming and soothing to me.
Posted by Tania on Sep 13th 2016
I wish that this fragrance came in scrub, lotion and tarts, because it's so natural and soothing. It's like bathing in a forest pool and smelling woods and spicy, herbal greenery all around you. My dream spa fragrance.