AQUA TOFANA (Handmade Soap)
*PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE SOAP BAR CURRENTLY REMAINS OF THIS VARIETY. THIS LAST BAR IS NOT AS AESTHETICALLY "PERFECT" AS OTHER BARS WITHIN THE SAME BATCH WERE, AND AS SUCH, IS BEING OFFERED AT A REDUCED PRICE. IF YOU DON'T MIND A BIT OF A LOPSIDED TOP, GRAB THIS LAST BAR AT A GREAT SAVINGS!!
Some called her "Sinner"; others, "Saint". Here at A Squirrel & A Scholar Soap Company, we call her mysterious & Beautiful! Introducing a handmade soap dedicated, and artfully designed in honor of Giulia Tofana & her alluring elixir, "Aqua Tofana"!
Born in Palmero Italy in 1620, Tofana eventually made her way to Rome, where she spent much of her time with apothecaries, and was described as a great beauty, well loved by the locals and all who knew her. Giulia was especially sympathetic to the exceptionally low status of women, as during that time, many were forced into dangerous marriages, suffering horrible abuses at the hands of their husbands. Because women were granted no rights or protection from these hushed abuses, Giulia invented her famous poison, "Aqua Tofana", and sold it under the guise of a cosmetic. Giulia's fate would prove to be one of tragedy though... In July of 1659, Tofana was forcibly apprehended by Papal authorities in a local church, which had granted her safe asylum, tortured and later executed for her crimes.
During a time when women could only gain the attention of local authorities when it involved their inevitable torture and deaths, A Squirrel & A Scholar Soap Company pays artful tribute to Giulia Tofana; a woman who took incomprehensible risks, and paid the ultimate price for her efforts to give others a voice, even if only but a whisper. Were her efforts morally right or wrong? That's for the individual to decide.
This alluring aromatic blend is, of course, 100% poison-free (In fact, it's chock-full of skin-loving goodness!), but we think it perfectly captures the essence of hushed intrigue, shrouded mystery and unbridled beauty that defined Giulia Tofana herself! An opulent and brazen floral blend like no other; gorgeously feminine, fragrant blooms of jasmine flowers seductively entwine with auras of milk of the poppy to create an unforgettable aromatic affair! Pick up some Aqua Tofana today... The handmade soap that is!!
*These are BIG bars of soap which will provide many uses! Each & every small batch of artisan soap is lovingly cut & trimmed by hand, so actual weight may vary slightly. Bars weigh between 6.8 to 7oz each!
INGREDIENTS INCLUDE: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Castor Oil, Kaolin Clay, Raw Cane Sugar, Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein & more!
TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR HANDMADE SOAP, STORE ON A SELF-DRAINING SOAP DISH, AWAY FROM DIRECT STREAMS AND/OR POOLS OF WATER. ALLOW TO DRY BETWEEN USES & ENJOY!