Big Sur - lavender, sage, and balsam fir. All natural body and face soap. Handmade in Lake Arrowhead, California using the cold process method, the traditional way of making soap. Inspired by the beauty and grandeur of Big Sur, California. This soap is a wild blend of lavender, sage, balsam fir swirled into a deep shade of Pacific blue.
Lavender is an evergreen shrub of the mint family that has bluish-purple flowers. It has been widely used in perfumery and medicine since ancient times. Besides smelling wonderful, lavender has numerous benefits for the mind and body. They include the following:
- Reduces anxiety and stress
- Calming, improves sleep
- Improves brain function
- Helps to heal burns and wound
- Restores skin complexion and reduces acne
- Anti-aging with powerful antioxidants
- Relieves pain
- Alleviates headaches
California white sage is the most highly valued and esteemed of all North American sages. It is also known as white ceremonial sage. It is an aromatic herb that has been used for medicinal purposes, incense and is considered to be a sacred, healing, and purifying plant. Clary Sage has antidepressant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties and supports hormonal and emotional balance. Balsam fir is comforting, antiseptic and antibacterial.
Each soap comes wrapped in a label, stamped with my sparrow logo and the ingredients listed on the back. I strive to practice sustainability as a maker and small business owner to protect our natural environment and human health. A few ways I do that is by using 100% recycled and 100% post-consumer waste kraft paper for my labels. After I cut my soap into bars, I use the leftover ends for samples and guest soaps so none is wasted. Also, I use sustainable palm oil in my soap, which helps to reduce deforestation and poverty in palm oil-producing countries.
Olive oil, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil, cocoa butter, distilled water, coconut milk, lavender essential oil, sage essential oil, balsam fir essential oil, dried white sage, dried lavender, sea clay, natural blue pigment, and activated charcoal.
*I use certified 100% pure essential oils in my soap.
(Note: After the soap has saponified or "cured," the final product no longer contains harmful lye.)
The natural blue pigment in this soap may be visible in the rinse water, but it will NOT stain your washcloths and towels.
Weighs approximately 5 ounces
Measures about 3.5" x 2" x 1"
I make my soap in batches and because they are cut by hand, they vary slightly in weight and size.
I ship via USPS First Class or Priority Mail depending on weight. US and Canada only.