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Friday, 19 April 2013
Time And Relative Dimension In Soap
Who has the coolest Mum? That would be me, your old pal Spidergrrl. My
Mum knows me well. When she finds something special--something so special it is
worth posting all the across the sea (even when she has to practically sell a
kidney to pay for postage)--she sends it and she is never wrong. I’ve gotten a
draught excluder shaped like the Wicked Witch of the East’s legs (ruby slippers
included!) and an enormous salmon pink tee-shirt with a huge blue iridescent
spider on it that I am wearing as I type this. But the coolest gift, by far,
was the one I received today.
Soap. But not just any soap. Real, handmade, artisan soap with quality
animal-free ingredients. Not just any posh soap, but Doctor Who Soap!
Isn’t that a scream! The soap called The Doctor contains a
richly aromatic blend of peppercorns, juniper berries, clary sage, ylang ylang,
elemi, bergamot, clove buds, and nutmeg and has almost as many ingredients as
the Doctor’s had regenerations!
The blue soap is appropriately calledTARDIS calls itself Time And Relative
Dimension In Soap.
Because witty packaging makes everything better. FACT.
It is real serendipity that this arrived today as I actually was at the
Health Food Shop trying to scope out a new bar ofreal soap. I used to think I hated soap. It
made my hands dry. It was more convenient to use liquid. But then liquid soap
is often made with scary chemicals and petroleum and comes in a plastic bottle.
I tried buying some soaps from LUSH that had clever packaging, but they
made my hands unbelievably dry and scaly like I was some sort of lizard woman.
It was only later that I understood that LUSH soap--despite their
marketing as eco-friendly and green was actually not soap at all. It was harsh
chemicals in a soap shape. Real soap is made from nourishing oils and lye (you’d
think the lye would make it harsh but quite the opposite)not sodium lauryl sulphate, an
industrial degreaser.Check your soap,
your shampoo, your body wash. This harsh chemical sticks it’s little nose into
everything these days. We avoid it like the plague.
Our friend Karen gave me a bar or artisan soap with coconut oil as the
first ingredient. I fell in love with it. The soap was so creamy; my hands were
soft. It lasted for ages. No more plastic. But the soap is getting smaller and
I had a real fear about what I was going to do when it ran out. So today I
started looking for a replacement--not to buy yet--but to know where the next
bar was going to come from. And here it is! Two bars arrived on my
doorstep--and you know what? The first ingredient in both soaps is coconut oil
so I know these will be super mild and gentle. Hoorah!
I cannot wait to try this out!
Thank you Mum! You are the greatest time traveler I know!