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DANDELION - Handcrafted Soap Bar

DANDELION - Handcrafted Soap Bar

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This bar is part of our Spring Limited Edition Small Batch Release. These bars are available now for Pre-Order, and any order containing these items will start shipping out Friday, April 16th. We can't guarantee that any of these scents will be available or restocked after the release, so if you're interested, we suggest you grab them while you can!


 

DANDELION

Scent Notes:  Sandalwood, Oak, Vetiver, Lemon, Bergamot, Clove, Cassia, Patchouli, Vanilla, Beeswax, Smoke, Honey

Specialty Ingredients: Dandelion Flowers, Rhassoul Clay, Calendula Flower Petals, Turmeric

Ingredients: Saponified Oils & Butters (RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, Georgia Farmed Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Raw Shea Butter), Water, Glycerin, Rhassoul Clay, Calendula Petals, Dandelion Flowers, Turmeric, Proprietary Fragrance & Essential Oil Blend.

Size: 4 oz

The Inspiration and Process: Dandelions are probably one of my kids’ favorite flowers to pick in the yard. The bright golden flowers are easily spotted across a mostly green lawn. They love to pick the flowers, then set them in water for a few days, and watch and see if they turn into fluffy white seeds. We usually then take them outside and blow them all over (though, one of the last times, they wanted to grow some in a jar inside - and so far, it’s worked!). These plants, though small and not even very fragrant, are just a bit magical. They make such a quick transformation from bright, open flower, to closed, dried bud, to suddenly - seeds. If you aren’t paying attention, you may not even notice - until one day you look back at the dandelion near the windowsill, and realize it was changing, quietly, all along.

So, what do I do when I am inspired by something botanical? I turn it into soap, of course (I mean, obviously, yall!). I used dandelions, carefully picked from where they grew wild and undisturbed in our very own yard, slowly dried in the sun, infused right into the soap bar (and added on top, just for a decorative touch!). The colors were easy to choose - I used mineral-rich rhassoul brown clay for the base of the bar, and an infusion of nourishing turmeric and calendula petals for the golden layer. The scent, though - that was a bit harder. Dandelions don’t smell like much. So, instead of trying to replicate the scent of a dandelion flower, I decided instead to create a scent that was inspired by this special plant. The notes are mostly earthy, woodsy ones, with sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, and oak, like the useful, woody root of the dandelion. Then there are little hints of spice, like clove and cassia, inspired by the brightness of the plant. Finally, there’s just a hint of sweetness, earthy sweetness, like smoky beeswax, maybe just the tiniest notes of vanilla, bergamot, and lemon. If you enjoy earthy scents, you will really love this one (and if you don’t, I won’t mind keeping them all!).

 

What's in your bar? We promote the use of the most sustainable ingredients, plant-based oils, only cruelty-free sources (especially of animal-based products), and local sources whenever possible. All of our bars are at least four ounces by weight, made in small batches, and may vary slightly in color, weight, shape, and scent from bar to bar. They all contain Georgia Olive Oil from Georgia Olive Farms, Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) sourced Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, & Unrefined Shea Butter from Ghana. The finished bars are wrapped in eco-friendly paper packaging.

All of our handcrafted soap bars are free from:
Parabens • Sulfates • Detergents • Phthalates • Preservatives