Making felted soap from scratch is a big ask, and I resisted for a long time until one day I said to myself “If I ever were to make felted soap, I’d do it once a year, for a very special occasion, say… Easter!” The idea of multi-coloured Easter egg soaps jumped into my head, trampolined on my brain, crawled into my heart and kept tugging at it until I gave in.
After finalising my soap recipe, I hand-picked the finest ingredients to be taken through a three-phase soap-making process, to retain all of their skin-nourishing qualities that could otherwise be lost. Once I could handle the soap “batter” (it was very hot and too soft to work with), I resorted to hand-sculpting each soap egg, a real raw egg in front of me for reference and inspiration, as there was no mould I could find that would do my “egg-cellent” idea justice. Then I patiently waited for the “naked” eggs to cure for several weeks, before I clothed them into colourful pyjamas, by felting merino wool around them. Finally, I lovingly looked after the eggs like a mother hen, except I didn’t hatch them ;) I can proudly say that every “egg-static” soap is a labour of love and patience!
All of the above was more than worth it, because the woollen cocoon makes the soap non-slip and, unlike a washcloth, will never develop a funky smell due to being naturally anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. All you need to do is to take the soap with you into the shower or bath and give it a little rub – the smooth, creamy lather will instantly come through to gently cleanse and simultaneously condition your skin. When you’re done, just leave your felted soap on the soap dish to drain and dry, and let it freshen the bathroom with its subtle, cheerful scent.
The soap inside the wrap is not your average basic natural soap, but a beautiful formulation of 7 organic oils and butters renowned for soft creamy lather and conditioning properties. Rich in vitamins and minerals, avocado, sweet almond oil, cocoa and shea butter promote skin elasticity, regeneration and repair. The essential oils of litsea cubeba, lemongrass, lemon and lime not only remind you of “sunshine” with their mood-enhancing, fresh and fruity/grassy energising aroma, but also help even out skin tone, support the immune system, aid concentration, relieve headaches and reduce mental fatigue.
You’ll notice that the bar lasts a very long time and as it gradually becomes smaller, the casing will continue to shrink with it, eventually turning into a super-handy, multi-purpose cleaning tool that you can use anywhere in the house (perfect for cleaning the sink, cooker etc).
So, if you want to (paraphrasing the famous song by “Queen”)
have yourself a real good time
and feel alive
and the world you’ll turn it inside out – yeah
And floating around in “egg-stasy”
So don’t stop yourself from getting this soap now;)
Average weight: 112g
Organic extra virgin olive oil, organic extra virgin coconut oil, unrefined organic shea butter, unrefined organic cocoa butter, unrefined organic avocado oil, organic sweet almond oil, organic castor oil, lye, may chang (litsea cubeba) essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, lemon essential oil, lime essential oil, cosmetic grade mineral powder.