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WILGEFORTIS - Sandalwood & Vanilla

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Corva Bella Farm soaps and glass-jarred salves will no longer be available for purchase on the Aromaleigh site*.  

They are available on their dedicated sister site, Swan Song Provisions LLC. The small 1 oz tin and lip balms can still be purchased here at Aromaleigh, however. I'm leaving the listings up but marked "sold out" so that you can still browse them, should you wish to purchase via my sister site, where ship rates for these heavy items are programmed in real time: 

 



Old fashioned, cold process lard soap.

Wilgefortis (Saint Wilgefortis) - Woody notes of Sandalwood, Cedar and sweet Vanilla.

The legend makes her a Christian daughter of a pagan King of Portugal. In order to keep her vow of chastity, she prayed God to disfigure her body, that she might evade the command of her father to marry a pagan prince. God caused a beard to grow on her chin, whereupon her father had her crucified. Connected with this legend is the story of a destitute fiddler to whom, when he played before her image (or before her crucified body), she gave one of her golden boots. Being condemned to death for the theft of the boot, he was granted his request to play before her a second time, and, in presence of all, she kicked off her other boot, thus establishing his innocence. Learn More

Size: 4 oz net weight

Ingredients: Lard, Castor Oil, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Unless unscented "Maria" soap)

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My aesthetic for this year's range of soaps is simple, elegant, fragrant. 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.

My soaps are farm-crafted from lard we render on-site, from our own free ranging rare breed Kunekune pigs. 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. Learn more about the history of lard's uses, and why it fell out of favor for cooking and personal care products.



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