Tobacco and Ginger
Tobacco and Ginger
Homemade in small batches, this cold process soap evokes the warm, comforting memory that, in one word, would be described as “Grandpa.” But not the grandpa smell that makes you wrinkle your nose. Think grandeur and sophistication. Fresh, sweet pipe tobacco, warm sandalwood and spice, musk and sharp ginger. Colored in a matching palette of red and yellow Brazilian clay and activated charcoal. Although new to my website as of February 2018, this was the first soap to sell out for the 2017 holiday season and I can see why. Almost everyone who picks it up, closes their eyes and inhales deeply as if remembering something from their childhood. Praises follow with such heartfelt emotion as they exhale, and the words “Grandpa!” are exclaimed as if they were standing right there in front of him again. This soap equals pure, beautiful emotion and one of the (now) most sentimental soaps I stock. Surely considered a men’s scent, but women are just as crazy about it.
Many 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. 4 oz bar of cold process soap
Dimensions: approx 3.5”x 2.5"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, water*, olive oil, sodium hydroxide**, safflower oil, sunflower oil, fragrance oil, beeswax, salt, kaolin clay, Montmorillonite, Mica, dendritic salt, Activated Charcoal
*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!
***Beeswax is from a local beekeeper. I was able to process the wax and separate the honey from the comb, but I would still call it an unrefined beeswax because there may be pollin or propolis still present in small amounts
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.