If you've ever hunted for an "unscented" soap, it doesn't take long to realize that not all soaps are made with equal quality. There are a few secrets to making a soap that stands above the rest.
This soap is made with farm fresh lard and locally raised, raw honey. This soap is free from: preservatives, colorants, fragrances, essential oils and synthetic detergents. Because the ingredients are so carefully sourced, you can be certain this soap is free from fillers and hidden ingredients.
I make this soap with local, raw honey and grade A whole goat milk, saponified oils of certified organic shea butter, cold-pressed extra premium virgin olive oil, pure expeller pressed coconut oil, lard rendered from locally raised heritage pork, and certified organic castor oil.
Starting with great ingredients is just the beginning. Using them with care is the secret sauce. Each soap is made by hand in my local studio. Because I make every bar, I can carefully control the temperatures to preserve the integrity of the ingredients. I can also control the cleanliness of my soap-making tools, unlike a big factory. Finally, I care about you. I'm not in China, and I'm not a big corporation. Because I'm local, we can support each other.
Hidden exposures are everywhere. It's really hard to know what a soap is exposed to from the time it's made to the time you get it. Because Hyssop Tree soaps are made in small batches, I can take very mindful steps to make sure you don't have to worry.
I make sure they are never exposed to plastic while they are "active," and I am also mindful of how the soaps are stored. Having a very small studio and minimal equipment enables me to make sure this soap is stored apart from the other soaps and that my equipment is well-cleaned between batches. I don't want you to worry about the "what-if's," so I take care of them by being mindful throughout the entire process.
This soap is made with exquisite attention to detail, and it spends over 2 months in the curing process. That means you will get a rock-hard, non-slimy bar of soap that can last a month or longer. It fits in your hand and looks great next to any faucet. All you have to do is take good care of it, let it dry between uses, and live your life to the fullest.
Sometimes the best help anyone can get is from an "insider," - someone who's been down the same road. Until I started making soap, I never thought about people who had sensitivities but couldn't actually afford a soap that met their needs. Hyssop Tree is changing that.
When you purchase this soap for yourself, you're also covering the cost of a second soap that goes to someone in need. In addition to taking care of your own needs, you're also providing a soap for someone just like you.
My friend Anita was devastated at the doctor's office when she learned she had to give up fragrances and essential oils. She loved nice things and struggled to find a soap that she and her skin could live with.
Milk & Honey was created just for Anita, and her skin loves it! Now that Anita's anxiety has been washed away, she is busy making beautiful quilts for her customers and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
"I love your soap!! I could tell a huge difference the first time I used it! I will never go back to store bought soaps! No drying residue, just fresh clean softer skin! Thank you so much for a great product! You have a fan for life!"
"I love this soap! I have always had really sensitive skin, especially my face, and this soap was perfect. It left my skin soft and not at all irritated."