Chaparral (Creosote) Soap
Our friend, Adam.
Adam is a calm and strong individual. He is modest, quiet, and many might think he is shy. While he is friendly to all, his true friends are those who have proven to be trustworthy and caring. If you have an Adam in your life, you have many fond memories of humor, happiness, and a big-hearted soul shining from within an unassuming individual. If you’re sitting quietly at lunch and the person next to you offers a napkin when you need one, don’t be surprised if his name is Adam.
Our soap, Adam.
This bar of chaparral infused soap, like Adam the person, is kind and caring to all. It’s free of common allergens (no coconut-oil, or shea butter) and is vegan. The colors are achieved from various botanical colorants and a strong infusion of fresh chaparral leaves. Eucalyptus oil was added to enhance the natural aroma of the chaparral plant creating the refreshing scent of fresh desert rain.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Orbicular Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Chaparral (Larrea Tridentata), Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Polybractea Essential Oil
About the Chaparral Plant
There’s something about the aroma of a southern rain that seems to wash away all worries, allowing those to smell it to start anew. Kandra grew up in Tucson, Arizona and has fond memories of the aromas that would fill the air each evening in monsoon season. That aroma is from the Chaparral plant. The leaves are covered with a resin that “activates” in water, thus filling the are with its magical aroma every time it rains. The chaparral plant has been used by Native Americans for decades for its various properties as teas, salves, tinctures, soaks, and baths.
Native to the Southwestern US, chaparral is one of the oldest plants on earth. There is a stand in the Mojave desert estimated to be over 11,000 years old. While the original aboveground part of the plant died long ago, the roots continue to expand underground sending up new shrubs. Forming a ring of plants that are genetically identical and continue to grow and expand since around 9700 BC.