These soap bars are a community offering of comfort for days that are confusing, painful, and scary. They hold our own grown-at-Silly Dog Studios calendula flowers and pink and yellow climbing roses, and ethically wild gathered dandelion flowers from our place and fields on Whidbey where we walk, plus goat's milk from my herbalist teacher Julie's abundant and generous mama goats. They (the bars, not the goats) are lightly scented with chamomile, rose, and rose geranium essential oils. Can be used as a comforting body, hand, or face soap.
Storage and life of the bar: To extend the life of the bar, store it where it can dry quickly after use and where it doesn't receive regular spray from a faucet. Giving comfort a place of honor on a soap holder or on a folded up wash cloth is a lovely idea.
Size: Roughly 4 ounce bars. All are made by hand in small batches and are individually hand cut by cool women, not machines. This means most 4 ounce bars are 4 ounces but they can range from 3.6 to 4.5 ounce. We're not machines, people, nor do we want to be. :-) We keep anything cut smaller than that for ourselves and our families and to give as gifts to neighbors in need and to people working extra hard during the pandemic.
Ingredients: Our own grown-on-Whidbey pink and yellow roses (rose petals, buds, new leaves) and calendula flowers plus ethically wild gathered dandelion flowers infused into organic extra virgin olive oil for at least 6 weeks, plus local generous goats' milk, coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, ground calendula, yellow clay, jojoba oil, and chamomile, rose, and rose geranium essential oils.
Packaging: This year our soaps and shampoo bars are wrapped in a small piece of compostable food-safe paper to ensure safe handling. If you would prefer no packaging at all, just put that in the comments field when you order (or tell me in person if you're at my studio), and you'll get them bare naked! If you live off island and we ship them to you, they will still need to show up in a (recycled) cardboard box. We're magic, but not that magic. Yet. :-)