MYRRH + FRANKINCENSE: In the Christian tradition, the star of Bethlehem guided the Three Wisemen to baby Jesus and brought with them offerings of gold, myrrh and frankincense. Myrrh and frankincense (aka olibanum) are two precious resins that are extracted from bushes found in tropical arid regions. The resin is collected from incisions made on the tree bark. The «Myrrh and Frankincense" soap is made with these two precious and sacred notes.
- ORANGE AND SPICES: The orange as a symbol of Christmas gift-giving came to be at the end of the twentieth century when a shift toward a more commercial celebration changed our habits. The exotic nature and good seasonal-timing of the fruit made it a coveted affordable luxury for the average working family of the time. It became part of the Christmas tradition and a staple of the Christmas stocking brought to children everywhere via Saint-Nicholas, aka Santa Claus. The «Orange and Spices» soap combines the fresh and acidic notes of orange with the festive spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. The result is an homage to the simple and authentic pleasures of times past.
- BALSAM + BLACKCURRANT: The decoration of evergreen trees at year's end is said to be a pagan tradition started during the middle ages in german countries and then popularized around the world in the 19th century. Before its association to Christian tradition and gift giving, the persistant nature of evergreens symbolized rebirth after the winter solstice. The Fir Balsam and Blackcurrant soap mixes the characteristic odour of the fir tree to the high pointed fruity notes of the blackcurrant to push and prolong the fresh woody aspects of this beloved tree
A combination of shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil and coconut oil make these soaps extra rich and moisturizing. The absence of palm oil adds an eco-conscious dimension to this prime luxury item.
Made with Love in Montreal