You are here:Home > Products > Specialty Organic Soap Bars
Sort By:
Page of 2
ALL-IN-ONE SHAMPOO BAR - ROSEMARY MINT Ebbey's Prairie - Honey and Oatmeal Soap GARDENER'S SOAP BAR - PATCHOULI GRAPEFRUIT CLOVE)
ALL-IN-ONE SHAMPOO BAR - ROSEMARY MINT 4.2 OZ r
Our Price: $9.00
New Price: $8.00

(3)
   
 

~ About Soap ~
Castile soap is a name used in English-speaking countries for olive oil based soap made in a style similar to that originating in the Castile region of Spain. Soap is a mixture of astringents or alkaline chemicals suspended in a waxy or fatty substance. Early soaps were semisolid affairs with a texture similar to butter or shortening. The word "soap" comes from Latin and is associated with the Roman legend of Mount Sapo. A fire had burned the woods and the ashes were washed downstream. When the ashes mixed with animal tallow and clay from the riverbanks, it formed a naturally occurring "soap" that made doing laundry in the Tiber River much easier than in other rivers.

~ A Little History ~
Ancient Egyptian sources describe mixing animal fat, vegetable oil and watered wood ashes to make a substance used to treat skin afflictions and to remove ground-in dirt from the hands. Cake soap, or hardened blocks of soap, were not introduced into European and American society until the 17th century when soap making became a thriving trade. Lye, an alkaline substance extracted from the ashes of some barks, was mixed with animal tallow to make soap. Oils and musks were added to make the soap--and the user--smell better.
Free Holiday Shipping on all orders of $75 or up! Good from now until December 24th.