These bars were inspired by an October camping trip to the Shawnee National Forest. I have determined Shawnee is Illinois' best kept secret since I lived in Illinois for 15 years before I knew about it. Now I’m on a mission to tell everyone about all the magic those hills contain. October in Shawnee means the air is warm, the water still, the hiking trails quiet, and the owls keep close watch every night. GO!
But until you get there, use these bars to feel like you've there. The Essential oil blend in these bars is heavy with Vetiver, which lends a hint of smoky bonfire, combined with notes Cedar, Spruce and Juniper. A fall forest dream.
The burnt grape seeds on the top of these bars were scooped up from the burn pile at a southern Illinois winery. I started the safflowers from seed, grew them in my pollinator habitat, and then harvested and dried them for these soap tops. And Fenugreek was added for the color and smell! I hope these soaps transport you to your favorite fall forest rambling adventure.
Ingredients: Saponified Oils (Lard, Olive, Rice Bran, Coconut, Sunflower, Castor), Water, Kaolin Clay, Sodium Lactate, Essential Oils, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract, Fenugreek seeds, Burnt Grape seeds, and dried Safflowers
Weight approx. 4 oz.
Because soaps are handmade and hand cut, colors and sizes may vary slightly from images.
To increase shelf life, make sure your soap is not sitting in water when not in use.