Black Complexion Soap
This shape of soap makes these bars a bit heavier than my other soaps. These fit in your hand perfectly. You can also cut them into smaller bars!
I’ve seen many incarnations of this soap described in Alice Hoffman’s book. I hope I came close and did it some justice! Assuming so many are just copying from each other and not reading the books, based on their formulas, I made sure to do the opposite.
I read and researched and tested and tested some more, and was able to honor the soap as it was intended ( I hope ). Why not have something whimsical I thought, and once I researched and read, I realized how beneficial this soap would be!
“She made her own black soap every March, enough to last the year long, burning wood from rowans and hazelwoods for the ashes that would form her lye, using licorice-infused oil, honey, and clove, adding dried lavender for luck and rosemary for remembrance. Ladles of liquid soap were poured into wooden molds, where they hardened into bars. “
"The best soap is made in March in the dark of the moon. But since you're here now, we'll do it tonight."
- The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman @ahoffmanwriter
Made on the dark of the moon with licorice and hazel wood infused oil, honey, clove, lavender and rosemary and topped with hand harvested Rowan.
This formula is the first and original of this blend of ingredients. I created this recipe myself without copying from another maker.
Here’s my recommendations.
* Oily skin. Absolutely perfect. Can be used daily.
* Young, youthful skin. Again, perfect, can be used daily.
* Dry or mature skin. Limit your use to a few times a week and figure out what routine works best for you. You can always use it more frequently or less.
* Combination skin. Use the same as for dry skin.
If you don’t wear makeup or get your face dirty everyday, there’s no need to use ANY soap daily. I alternate soap one day and just warm water and a toner the next.
My skin is mature, combination. I use this soap on my face every other day with the Mushroom serum. I can use it on my body, daily. You just have to figure what works best for you, as with any skin care routine or soap.
Enjoy your bath or shower, make it special. This may be the only time of day you get to yourself. Light some candles, hang some eucalyptus from the shower head, turn on some music.
Water is energy. Listen to the running water, tune in to the flow and immerse yourself in the luxury of using a 100% natural handmade soap. What color is your soap? What does it smell like? What does it remind you of?
Is it morning? Feel stimulated and revived. Evening? Feel the warmth and relax and unwind. Let the water wash it all away.
Active Botanicals & Featured Ingredients:
* Licorice Root is said to improve the look of dark spots, even out skin tone and boost skin’s overall glow.
* Honey is one of the oldest known skin humectants.
* Activated Charcoal is used for cleansing and detoxification.
Weight: Each bar weighs approx. 5.5 - 6 oz.
Size: Approx. 2” x 1.5” x 3.5”. I make my soaps in small batches and they are cut by hand, so size and weight may vary slightly.
About my soaps: All my soaps are made using the cold process method. Cold process soap is made with lye. Lye is a natural ingredient made from wood ash. Once the soap has gone through the saponification process, which turns oils and lye into soap, there is no lye present in the cured, finished bar.
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Dec 2, 2022
This is my second time ordering this soap. My whole family loves it. My son came running in the house with the package saying he knew it was for me because it smells so good! I will order again for sure.
Dec 1, 2022
Great for the face. I love it.
Nov 28, 2022
Nov 16, 2022
I absolutely love this soap!! I use it regularly and it does wonders helping keep my completion under control.
Nov 15, 2022
Can't say enough about it. THE BEST SOAP EVER! :)