RITA lard soap - Fig, Passionflower & Rose (SAMPLES ONLY AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)
Old fashioned, cold process lard soap, from my "soaping with Saints" series, borne of my love of history, theology, inspiring women, and faith.
St. Rita of Cascia was a wife, mother, widow, and Augustinian nun. Her holiness was reflected in each phase of her life. Born at Roccaporena in central Italy, Rita wanted to become a nun but was pressured at a young age into marrying a harsh and cruel man. During her 18-year marriage, she bore and raised two sons. After her husband was killed in a brawl and her sons had died, Rita tried to join the Augustinian nuns in Cascia. Unsuccessful at first because she was a widow, Rita eventually succeeded. Over the years, her austerity, prayerfulness, and charity became legendary. When she developed wounds on her forehead, people quickly associated them with the wounds from Christ’s crown of thorns. She meditated frequently on Christ’s passion. Her care for the sick nuns was especially loving. She also counseled lay people who came to her monastery. Beatified in 1626, Rita was not canonized until 1900. She has acquired the reputation, together with Saint Jude, as a saint of impossible cases. Rita's soap is fragranced with rose and fig, as these are two things she requested during the winter, while on her deathbed, that miraculously were growing despite the cold and snow.
- Full Bar Size: 4 oz minimum net weight
- Sample: Zip baggie containing some soap trimmings. Samples are best tested for fragrance when wet. They're wonderful for people with fragrance sensitivities, or who want to simply try before investing in full sizes.
Ingredients: Lard, Castor Oil, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Color (Unless unscented "Maria" soap)
About Old Fashioned Cold Process Lard Soap:
Lard soaps yield a gentle cleansing action, soft and creamy lather and a bar that is hard and long-lasting. All soaps are hand poured, trimmed, beveled and polished during the curing process. All bars have natural variation in finish and color due to the nature of being handcrafted, and there can be variation from batch to batch.
Old fashioned lard soap is made through a cold process, using lye, which creates a chemical reaction between the fat, yielding... soap. Contrary to popular belief, lye soap isn't harsh. Soap that is properly cured will not be drying or irritating to the skin. Lard is a fat most similar to the sebum produced by our own skin, making it gentle and suitable for sensitive or dry skin.