This is our newest soap. Made with bay leaves from Maura’s garden and essential oils of bay, juniper berry and lime. The scent combination is wonderful and may have a masculine appeal. The Bay leaf is a wonderful cooking spice, but we use it for its other benefits here. We use two herbs to get the gorgeous green color you see in the picture.
The bay leaves are robustly aromatic and are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants making it beneficial in skin care. It acts as a natural astringent and helps to relieve stressed skin which can bring on wrinkles and acne. Bay leaf oil is anti-bacterial and anti-septic helping to control acne and it's a tonic for hair. It is known to effectively combat dandruff and hair loss and reduce itching. It also naturally repeals insects and lice. It is used in healing for cuts, bruises and insect bites.
The bay leaf is a symbol of wisdom. In folklore and magick it is used to induce physic powers, bring prophetic dreams, protection, healing, purification and promote strength. Apollo, God of the sun, youth, beauty, archery, music, dance, truth, healing and prophecy wore a bay-laurel wreath that stemmed out of ancient Greek mythology. Further in Roman history bay laurel was woven into wreaths and worn as a crown of honor symbolizing victory and success.
We specialize in making all natural products, gentle on the environment and on you. Let your soap dry out between uses on a good soap dish uplifted from puddles and it will last a long time. Our soaps are hand stirred and cured the old fashion way... time. These will have cured about a moon cycle before they leave our racks. This batch will be ready enough to use 12/10 but you can pre-order yours now if you wish. Our soaps are known to sell out quick, sometimes even before they finish curing.