The Summer House Hot Process Soap
An herby green jumble of lemon verbena, mint, artemisia, tomato leaf & squash vines, with home grown zucchini & fresh buttermilk
Just behind the tall farmhouse that was my childhood home perched our summer house, a tiny white cottage that bordered the rambling vegetable garden & Mum's herb plot. It was meant to be used in the warmer weather, for cooking & canning & other hot, messy projects, but it was my playhouse more often than not. I'd sit on the doorstep in the late summer sun, dandling barn kittens & making witchy infusions of faded flowers & warm water... The Summer House is the smell of our late-summer garden, overrun with tomato plants & zucchini vines & herb plants gone to flower. This soap makes a lovely kitchen bar, with silky lather & nourishing buttermilk, but it can be used all over...
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, 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:
Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Water, Buttermilk, Cucurbita Pepo (Zucchini) Fruit, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Mango Seed Butter, Castor Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Fragrance Oil, Chromium Green Oxide, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil)
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/