These rose and aloe facial bars are made with beloved rose petals, buds, and new leaves that grow here at Silly Dog Studios outside our kitchen door paired with an organic aloe vera gel. The scent is subtle--like the scent of wind-blown wild roses along the sea shore. This soap is remarkably soft and softening, and it's intended for pampering your face. Possible bonus: Here we've noticed that for those of us who pay close attention to rose and those who have learned to adore her wise, wild, and uppity ancestral presence, she is calming for the nerves and heart, washing away some of our edginess and stress. Could this be true for you too? We hope so.
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 a faucet. Giving rose 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 roses (rose petals, buds, new leaves) infused into organic extra virgin olive oil for 6 to 10 weeks, plus organic aloe vera gel, coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, rose clay, sea clay, jojoba oil, and rose and chamomile 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. :-)