THE DEVIL'S DOOR (Opoponax Resin Soap)
A truly one-of-a-kind handmade soap, this recipe was infused with pure opoponax resin, which was ground by hand via mortar & pestle, and infused in-house (A process which takes hours, but is so worth it!). Opoponax resin has been highly valued since biblical times, when ancient Romans burned it as incense in their temples. Today, it is prized for its honey-like, balsamic scent in perfumery and incense-making. In soap making, resins are a valuable additive in that they contain natural sugars, enzymes and minerals which are naturally antibacterial. The aroma in this exquisite handmade creation features notes of vetiver, opoponax, beeswax, ambrette & cumin. The scent is uniquely sensual, rich, warm mysterious & resinous... It's like nothing you've smelled before! Men, in particular, are drawn to its opulent charm, but ANYONE who appreciates the warm, intriguing complexities of life will certainly enjoy it!
*This is a tall, skinnier bar size which fits snugly in the palm of the hand. Each & every bar of soap is cut & trimmed by hand, so actual weight may vary slightly. Bars weigh between 4.7 to 4.9oz each.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE DARK, DEEPLY PIGMENTED MICAS USED IN THIS RECIPE, THIS SOAP WILL LATHER GRAY IN COLOR. THIS WILL NOT STAIN YOUR SKIN, WASH CLOTHS, YOUR SHOWER OR TUB.
INGREDIENTS IN THIS SOAP INCLUDE: Opoponax-infused olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, castor oil, rice bran oil, pure aloe leaf juice, raw cane sugar, kaolin clay, hydrolyzed oat protein & more!
TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HANDMADE SOAP, STORE ON A SELF-DRAINING SOAP DISH. AVOID POOLS OF WATER & ALLOW TO DRY BETWEEN USES... ENJOY!
*READ & SEE HOW THIS SOAP WAS MADE, OR BEGIN YOUR OWN SOAP MAKING JOURNEY HERE: https://nurturesoap.com/blogs/soap-making-rules/incorporating-resins-in-cold-process-soap?aff=353