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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who adored the citrusy, warm aromatic decadence of bitter orange oil - or 'the oil of romance' as it was known. She would have loved this soap.  Besides the nourishing and cleansing combination of ingredients, oils & butters, this bar benefits from:-



A sweet, honeyed scent with spicy overtones. Marie Anne de la Tremoille is to be thanked for this beauty. She adored the essence of bitter orange and used it to perfume her gloves and bath. It caught on. Eventually, it came to know as 'Neroli' as Marie also happened to be the Princess of Nerola. Interesting eh?

Calming and soothing, it is very kind to mature and sensitive skin.

(One source claimed it was once used to help fight the plague - just saying, in case that's an issue where you are).



A sweet, woody scent that is known to help alleviate stress. 

Antiseptic & anti-inflammatory, it helps the healing of wounds. It can ease skin that is too oily and is especially good for mature skin.

No wonder one of the wise men thought it an apt gift for a small child born in Bethlehem!



Besides its beautiful colour, this ingredient helps to cleanse the skin by drawing out impurities and gently exfoliating.


Handcrafted soap designs may differ from images shown.

Rose Madder Soap with Frankincense & Neroli

  • We have chosen our oils carefully to give you a soap bar that is both moisturising and cleansing for your skin. You may well find that once you have used our soaps for while you may not need expensive hand creams to condition your hands.

    The anti-inflammatory properties of beeswax encourage the healing of wounds.  Beeswax also has protective properties by helping a barrier form between the skin and the environment without clogging pores.  Furthermore, beeswax is high in vitamin A which has been found to support cell reconstruction and health. What a substance! Thank you bees. 

    Olive oil will absorb into the skin and form a protective barrier against the elements. It also acts as a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin (to save you rushing for the dictionary), and is said to help aid skin cell regeneration.

    Coconut oil is wonderfully moisturising and also adds a barrier to the skin protecting it from the elements.  Its cleansing ability is amazing and is one of the few oils that produce a soap that will lather in salt water; just in case you were looking for such a thing. 

    Shea butter is rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids. This oil forms a breathable barrier on your skin that helps to protect it from harsh elements like the sun and wind.  It is well known for soothing skin irritations, sun protection, healing minor cuts and burns and of course skin moisturising. 

    Castor oil acts as a humectant, (you know what that is now), by drawing moisture from the air.  It is easily absorbed by the skin making it a great skin softener and conditioner. 

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