Vanilla and Cinnamon Soap

A spicy treat for your skin

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This soap has a clean no-nonsense scent and a thick lather.

The base oil is olive, steeped with vanilla pods and cinnamon sticks, giving richness of scent and a light colour to the bar.

Vanilla is popular for culinary and medicinal reasons alike, and is derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla  native to Mexica.  Vanilla derives from the Spanish word “vainilla” for little pod. Hernan Cortes brought both vanilla and chocolate to Europe in the 1520′s. It was originally cultivated by the Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican people’s.

Olive oil is the base oil that is steeped with vanilla pods and cinnamon sticks for the summer, giving added richness and depth of scent to the bar.  The speckled light coloured soap bars are topped with ground cinnamon and vanilla seeds.

Vanilla has been used historically as far back as the seventeenth century to treat a variety of conditions including stomach ulcers and sleep difficulties. The essential oil reportedly has sedative-like properties. Vanilla essential oil is used to treat insomnia, anxiety, and depression. It is also thought to be an aphrodisiac although there is little scientific evidence to support this……

Cinnamon is used for treating a variety of health disorders including respiratory problems, skin infections, blood impurity, menstruation problems and heart disorders. The health benefits of cinnamon can be attributed to its antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent and anti clotting properties.

Currently our soaps are available to purchase from: http://shakespearessisterssoap.wazala.com

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