Desert Rain – a Creosote Soap

$11.00

(2 customer reviews)

A soap filled with an herbal infusion of wildcrafted creosote. This sweet sweet aroma is what many Tucson natives consider their BFF. And for a good reason. What more joyous occasion (other than a visit with a friend) is there in the desert than a wonderous rain shower?

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Natural Ingredients
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The intoxicating aroma of the creosote (aka chaparral or greasewood bush) is infused into the air after a rainstorm in the Sonoran desert. It’s the smell of the desert rain that brings joy to those who are blessed enough to experience it. Now, you can experience this joy with every wash! Use the soap in the shower or bath for a full body wash, or at the sink for had washing. The salve is a treat for “I live in the desert” hands, helping to soothe and moisturize skin with each application.

This soap has a mild aroma when dry, & the smell blooms when wet (just like it does in nature), and the color will vary between batches.

Creosote infused Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Eucalyptus & Patchouli Essential Oils (light application to anchor the creosote aroma).

Want to know more about creosote and wildcrafting? Check out our article on wildcrafting.

Natural Additives

Creosote (Chaparral Plant)

Natural Oils

Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil

Aroma

Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil

2 reviews for Desert Rain – a Creosote Soap

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  1. This soap is just delightful- a light, fresh scent just like desert rainfall. Cleans the body nicely too- doesn’t dry me out. My new favorite!!

  2. As a Tucson local I’m in love!!

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Handmade Soap

The short answer is yes! When you use a bar of soap (or Tooth Suds) the oil attracting end of the soap molecule picks up the grease and oils on your skin. When you rinse, the water-attracting end of the soap molecule follows the water, rinsing the soap and any impurities down the drain when you wash it off (or spit it out). 

After washing or brushing your teeth, any bacterium that was present on either the soap or your hands/teeth is washed down the drain.

Here’s more information about why soap isn’t dirty and perfectly hygienic and sanitary.

Soap ages, like a fine wine, but we recommend that you use your soap within one year of purchase. When a bar of our soap ages:

  • the aroma from essential oils will fade (after about 3-months)
  • the plant-based colors may fade (some within 6-months, other after a few years)
  • the lather will become creamier and thicker
  • the soap will become milder

The scent and color changes on our sample bars will be more noticeable and occur sooner than the full sized bars. This is due to an increased percentage of the surface area being exposed to air.

My favorite bar of soap is the first bar I ever made. My daughters and I spent months researching and collecting tools and materials with my husband. Our first soap then took us a full day to mix by hand. I’ll cherish those memories for the rest of my life. I still have a bar from that first batch and I use is once a year on my daughter’s birthday.

Kandra, Owner and Soap Maker, Alō Goods

Short Answer: It depends on how often it’s used, and if it’s kept dry between uses.

When used at the sink for handwashing, a bar of our handmade soap can last for around 6 weeks or more. This assumes that the bar will be placed on a soap dish that allows the water to drain away from the soap, giving the soap a chance to dry out between uses. You can read more on extending the life of your soap here.

When used in the shower, a bar of soap will typically last around 4 weeks. This assumes that the bar is exposed to water longer than at the sink, and then multiple people are using the same bar to wash head to toe.

  • A bar of Tooth Suds typically lasts for 3 months!
  • A Shampoo Bar typically lasts 2-6 months (depending on how many times you wash your hair, and how long your hair is).

Compared to commercial “soaps”, natural soaps are normally softer as they retain their natural glycerin (commercial soap production removes the glycerine to sell as a separate product). Our soaps are also free from artificial hardening chemicals, synthetic waxes, or free alkali.

No, there is no lye in our soap. However, all true soap is made through the saponification of oils with lye—either sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. Once saponified none of the lye remains, and the oils are turned into soap. You can read more how soap is made, cured, and cared for in these articles:

Alō products are made in a private kitchen, with clean and sterile equipment and quality ingredients. In fact, many of the ingredients are food grade…but please don’t eat your soap or body butter!

Our products are made with all natural ingredients, including organic oils, nut butters, essential oils, and botanicals. Natural does not always mean safe, and we encourage you to educate yourself on the power of natural ingredients. If you are allergic to any ingredient in a product, you should not use that product.

  • You can find a complete list of ingredients on the product page of our website for each of our products.
  • If you have a Shea Butter allergy, you can shop shea free products here.
  • The Pure signature blend line features products crafted for individuals with sensitive skin and for those who seek a natural product free from added fragrances.

Alo Goods is not responsible for any reaction to any ingredient. All ingredients are clearly listed on each product page of our website as well as on the ingredients tag included with each purchase. People with sensitivities to any listed ingredient should not use the product. If you have severe anaphylactic-type reactions to ANY of the ingredients we use, please do not buy any of our products. Our workspace is kept meticulously clean and, while all soaps are cured in separate containers, we cannot guarantee that one soap did not touch another.

Our Half-Round Soaps are Non-Slip, Fast Drying, and Long-Lasting.
Hand Sized Soap

Designed to fit the curve of your hand.

Half-rounds nest in your palm & are far less likely to drop while using them.

Bar Soap On Soap Dish

Won't stick to your soap dish.

With the curved side down, your bar of soap will last longer, and won't stick to the soap dish!

Unless otherwise noted, all items sold individually. Pictures show multiple items to illustrate size, shape, and variances in our handcrafted goods.

Disclaimer:  Alō products are handmade using natural ingredients. Please allow for color and design differences in each batch.
Information, statements, and reviews regarding products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. There is no guarantee of specific results. Alo Goods assumes no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products.

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