GUADALUPE lard soap - Palo Santo & Corn Husk
Old fashioned, cold process lard soap, from my "soaping with Saints" series, borne of my love of history, theology, inspiring women, and faith.
Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe)- Fragranced with Palo Santo and Corn Husk. Palo Santo was a sacred tree to indigenous people of Mexico, Central and South America. I also included a corn husk note (although it's very subtle) in this soap, because Our Lady of Guadalupe's image depicted elements of the Goddess Tonantzin, who was related to corn, and harvests.
In 1531, the Blessed Mother appeared four times to St. Juan Diego asking for a church to be built in her honor. The last time she appeared to St. Juan, on December 12th, 1531, she arranged roses in his tilma, which he then took to the bishop. When he opened his cloak, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously present on the tilma. Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Patroness of the Americas.
- 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.