>handmade in small batches
>cared for soap
Born (partly) out of disdain for the environmental challenges we now face, sop endeavours to use sustainable ingredients and recyclable packaging, as well as offer a transparency with regard to what you use on your skin.
Beginning as a hobby in a kitchen in 2016, London, England, sop provided a source of respite from life's uncertainties.
The certainties of understood (lab) chemistry - typically the essential component to saponification (sodium hydroxide or lye to sop making) - with the free-acting varying agency of nature, with its many cuttings, plant extracts, clays, natural dyes and flowers, how the behaviour of these forms when brought together or used in varying quantities change, is truly the most enticing and compelling facet of this activity. Just like the base oils of olive and coconut, when brought together with botanicals for infusion they often impart more than just their colour; they transfer healing properties. As in the case of calendula and annatto seed, which both give yellow/orange tones depending on quantities used, they both soothe, where calendula (or marigold) is perfect for dry or sensitive skin and aids the healing of skin injuries such as burns, much like annatto, which also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
As is the nature of ...nature, sop bars can vary in colour - no two bars are identical - as a new batch of Lavandula will show... who knew alkanet root could reach such depths of purple??
Questions such as these make up sop's existence, and drive the quest to try out new ingredients. This is sure to be a truly inquisitive and unique exploration into cleanliness...
sop is entirely handmade
still in this kitchen
Caring for your sop:
It is advised that sops are kept away from water puddles and out from under running water. Since no preservatives are used, too much unnecessary contact with water can cause sop to waste away
>please keep dry