I’m surprised I couldn’t actually smell today’s package, because it’s soap. Lovely smelling soap made by Blue Ridge Soy Candles in Rutherfordton NC. The label made me think at first it was in fact a candle. But when I opened the beautiful (and totally ‘smell-confining’) wrapping and didn’t see a wick…well I confess I took a little piece of it and ran it under the tap to make sure I wasn’t missing something.
I love artisanal soaps, and according to Faith her hometown has no LYS but loads of artisans. This soap says it’s made with rain water and shea. I’d never heard of shea until a few years ago. But they grow it in Ghana where I have family, and my Ghanaian sister in law occasionally gives me lumps of pure shea butter. It’s fabulous for the skin, and I’m such a compulsive hand washer that my knuckles often crack and bleed from drying out.
This lovely – and lovely smelling – shea-based soap will be just the thing for my poor cracked hands!