We keep improving our dish soap bar recipe and this latest batch of slightly bigger bars is so beautiful and smells even more amazing! Made with fresh spearmint and peppermint that we grow here in Whidbey, plus dried orange peel that Gina and/or I grate and dry ourselves, these bars make doing dishes a joy. Ok, well, maybe not always a joy, but they definitely make it feel like less of a chore and more of a relaxing, self-care ritual. And using them means removing yet another plastic container from your daily life. Yay!
These work best in combination with a dishcloth, loofah, or other dish scrubby thing. The bars aren't as bubbly as commercial dish liquids, so you'll need to adjust your expectations about that. And, they smell great and clean really well.
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 get regular spray from the faucet. We store ours on a draining dish beside the sink. My own trick is storing it standing on one of its edges. It makes it easier to get off the dish where it lives after it dries.
Size: Roughly 4 ounce bars. These are made by hand in small batches and hand cut by cool women, not machines. This means most bars are 4 ounce and that the bars can range from 3.9 ounces to 4+ ounces. We keep anything smaller than 3.9 oz for ourselves and our families, and to give away as free samples to people who order from us, and to give as gifts to neighbors in need (last year it was soaps to a local homeless shelter and to healthcare frontline staff at my mom's memory care home). We're not machines, people, nor do we want to be. :-)
Ingredients: Our own Whidbey-grown spearmint and peppermint infused into organic olive oil, plus coconut oil, dried orange peel, sodium hydroxide,, and concentrated orange essential oil (10x).
Gratitude: Deep bow to orange trees, and sunshine, and mother earth, and every single human who loves, grows, picks, selects, and moves oranges from California to Washington state so we can enjoy and use them in season during the winter here. :-)
Packaging: This year, because of the global pandemic, we decided to wrap our soaps, shampoo bars, and dish soap bars in a small piece of paper to ensure safe handling. If you would prefer no packaging at all, just put that in the comments field when you order, 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 box. We're magic, but not that magic. Yet. ;-)