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Floral soaps are a challenge for soap makers committed to all natural scents. Floral absolutes and essential oils are generally far too expensive for soaps, and only a few florals are available as waxes.

But I love a challenge. And I also love some of the essential oils like cabrueva--a wood--which have floral overtones without being true florals.

Flora combines the less expensive florals--heady ylang ylang and smooth mimosa--with floral-ishcabrueva and palma rosa. I've deepened and sweetened it with hints of patchouli and Peru balsam, spiced it with allspice, and made it just a little piquant with grapefruit.

As always, I made this soap using approximately 50% olive oil. I've also added organic palm oil to make a hard, long-lasting bar with a stable lather, coconut oil to boost the lather (but not enough to be drying), organic cocoa butter and shea butter for emolliency and a touch of castor oil for more lather. I colored it with clay and organic madder root.

I never use synthetic fragrances or colorants in any of my products. All of my palm oil is organic and sustainably grown on South American land which was cleared over 30 years ago so as not to contribute to the destruction of Indonesian rain forests.

Flora soap weights a big five ounces and was made using the cold process method. I don't have many left: I nearly sold out locally before I listed it on Etsy.

I can fit four bars of soap and a deodorant in a small flat rate priority box for $5.15 shipping within the U.S., 12.95 shipping to Canada and Mexico, and $16.95 everywhere else. If you are initially overcharged for shipping I'll refund the overcharge within 24 hours of receiving your payment. International customers, please understand that if you order more than will fit into a small flat rate box, I'll send you a revised invoice with the increased shipping costs. CT residents will be charged an additional 6% sales tax.

Flora soap deeply floral, naturally scented


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: olive oil, distilled water, organic palm oil, coconut oil, sodium hydroxide, castor oil, essential oils, clay, organic cocoa butter, shea butter, madder root
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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