Tree Of Life Soap - Tea Tree Oil, Honey, Calendula, and Apricot Seed - Exfoliating, Softening, Cleansing, Moisturizing. Full sized soap, rare mold -- 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 inch
Lots of beautiful detail in the tree, and it says "Life" underneath in elegant lettering. The mold for this soap was handcrafted and is very beautiful. This is a full sized bar measuring approximately 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 inch
The soap is made with glycerin and includes Calendula and Honey, for their color and for their skin healing and softening properties. I use Calendula flower petals and simmer them down to create a dye that is deep yellow. Calendula is also known for having skin healing and antioxidant properties. The honey I use is raw honey from the Colorado Rocky Mountain area. The Apricot seed is the darker layer that you see and adds a mild texture for exfoliating. The soap is scented with tea tree oil which to me smells very clean and is also very detoxifying for the skin, and antibacterial.
About the Tree of Life:
The Tree of Life is a beautiful and poignant symbol found throughout religions, cultures, and philosophies world-wide.
From its first appearance in written history as part of the Osiris Legend, as the world pillar supporting the Universe,
To the Jewish mystics studying it in the context of the Kabbalah as a symbol of widsom and a system of organizing knowledge, and with the Torah being called a Tree of Life. .
to Shamans seeing the tree as a symbol for ascending and descending into the levels of existence: the underworld, the middle world of daily life, and the heavens (the Axis Mundi) .. .
to Celtic and Pagan people honoring sacred trees. . . .
to its repeated mention in the Christian bible, as part of the Creation story (the Tree of Life in the garden), and its being equated with wisdom and hope,
to Hindus holding the tree of life in regard because both its branches and roots are growing in both directions, as a fertility symbol, and also showing that what lies beneath the surface of the situation is often as involved as what is obvious…
as a symbol of the Sacred Feminine, as it portrays nurturing and strength, the importance of strong roots, growth and connection to Mother Earth,
to seeing our families as organized in a "family tree" showing the interconnectedness of the human family …
to its very necessity as a source of life-giving oxygen , shelter, food, and other basics of life for human and animal survival…
The Tree of Life is an integral part of the human experience.
My Tree of Life pieces are created in honor of this symbol and in hopes of a bright future with greater understanding between people.
This soap is scented with Tea Tree Oil essential which is also very cleansing and invigorating. It also has Apricot Seeds on one side to add texture to exfoliate skin. It also contains Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher, of vegetable origin), Honey (softens and nourishes skin) , Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), soy bean protein (conditioner)
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