Homemade in small batches, this cold process soap is no frills and all gills! Fisherman's soap is traditionally scented with anise, which is a black licorice-like smell . In this soap, I kept to a simple base recipe, using anise essential oil for scent. I then added crushed walnut shells and cornmeal for varying degrees of scrubbiness. The joke being, that the cornmeal chums your water! It could just be your lucky charm when you're in a fishing funk. This soap would make a great gift for any fishermen/women you know, as well as hunters, gardeners and mechanics! I will say, if you or the person your gifting to doesn't like a the scent of black licorice, this may cure them. My husband was a convert, and uses his soap religiously every day after work. He loves the scrubbing power. The scent does not overpower your senses when on the skin, but stays soft.
Bonus: Even though it's a full size bar of soap, it can fit in your cover all or bib wader chest pocket...of course, that depends on how devoted you really are to the sport and if you don't mind soap in your pockets!
(Apparently my boys just like to stick everything in their pockets as you can tell from our photo op...but don't take my word for it, just ask my washing machine... Maybe, just maybe I'm not alone.)
All of my listed soaps contain different ingredients from one to the next, but that is what gives them their farmhouse charm by using whatever is on hand! If you are looking for a soap with a specific ingredient, let me know! I may have just what you're looking for in the works or on the curing rack! Keep in mind, it can take several weeks to cure (even more for some soaps!) I can ship about 6 soaps in my smallest shipping box option.
Details about this listing
Weight: approx. 3.5oz bar of cold process soap
Dimensions: approx 3.5"x 2"X 1"
I have found this to be the a perfect and manageable handheld size!
List of ingredients since it's nice to know what you're getting into...(The shower with!)
Coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, water*, sodium hydroxide**, walnut shell, corn meal, anise essential oil
*Water will, or at least mostly evaporate out by the end of the curing process
**Keep in mind NO sodium hydroxide (lye) is present in the final product, but is necessary in the production of homemade soaps made from oils or animal fat. Because the labeling of clean, old fashioned soap is largely unregulated by the the U.S. FDA (as long as you're not making any claims as to it's healing or cosmetic properties etc) you may find others label their ingredients differently, using phrases such as "saponified oils of..." or the name for the end-product of the saponification process. For example:
Sodium Olivate (saponified form of olive oil)
All mean the same thing! A chemical reaction between lye and oils/fat has occurred! I prefer to label all the initial ingredients going in the soap batter. If you have any questions, let me know!
Since it's my motherly duty, I would also like to add, please don't get soap in your eyes. It will burn no matter what!
Also, please know I care about my customers, and do my best to label but cannot make guarantees for those with known sensitivities or allergies to any of the ingredients in any of my soap collection since all are made on the same equipment in the same facilities (cleaned between uses) and share close quarters on a curing rack.