Three soaps, Erika, Erica, and Ericka, celebrating art, science, and community.
These Ganesha elephant lavender soaps were formulated as a tribute to Kandra’s sister, Erika who is a steadfast and strong influence in our family. She is an artist who explores the science of resin art and color, making the Ganesha elephant mold a perfect choice for the soap. Sure, we could just ask Erika what color she wanted the soaps to be, but a special part about her is her love of community. So we asked you, our community, to pick a color. You chose purple!
Let’s meet Erika and her community:
However, you spell her name, Erika is a talented individual who plays many roles in our lives.
- Erika the friend and sister is a huge influence in her community and is always working to bring joy to those around her through vibrant interactions, music, and art.
- Erica the wife and confidant is steadfast and true. She is always there when you need her.
- Ericka the mother and caretaker is who you turn to when you need comfort or someone to share the joy of an accomplishment.
The art and science of natural soaps create the three unique variations on this single recipe:
- Erika is a salted lavender bar. The salt not only brightens the final color but creates a hardy and long-lasting bar.
- Erica is scented with the same blend of lavender, geranium, and spearmint essential oils and colored with an alkanet infusion.
- Ericka is a coconut oil-free bar scented with lavender, orange, and patchouli essential oils. While the orange and patchouli essential oils muted the purple, they created a fragrant and soothing aroma.
The three drastically different colors, all from the same base ingredients, is one of the exciting parts of natural soap making. Just as one individual, and one small change, and make a difference in our world, one small ingredient can affect the color of natural soap.
Erika. A Salted Lavender & Mint Soap.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Salt, Sea, Aqua, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Essential Oil, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Essential Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Essential Oil, Alkanna Tinctoria Root
Erica. A Purple Lavender & Mint Soap
Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aqua, Canola oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Essential Oil, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Essential Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Essential Oil, Alkanna Tinctoria Root
Ericka. A Lavender Patchouli Soap.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Orbicular Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Aqua, Canola oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Essential Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Essential Oil, Pogostemon (Patchouli) Essential Oil, Alkanna Tinctoria Root