Frangipani Sargasso Botanica soap
Aloha and love
This beautiful floral sits proudly in our soap collection and in our memory. Used ceremonially in Oceanic and Caribbean cultures, frangipani (aka plumeria) is a flower of freely given love. It's symbolic in Dominican writer Jean Rhys's novel Wide Sargasso Sea. Who can forget Rochester trampling Antoinette's frangipani wreath on their honeymoon night, a prelude to breaking her heart and sending her mad? Sigh.
We've had fun trying to render petal shapes inside these bars so parts of the flower would appear as you use it. We adore the simple shapes, the bright pink or yellow moons amid the creamy white curvaceous blooms. This, contrasted with a surprisingly lush and complicated perfume.
We hope it brings you only love.
Our Sargasso Botanica soaps begin with a base of coconut butter + aloe vera. To this, we add olive oil, mango butter, and wildcrafted Amazonian murumuru butter.
olea europaea (olive) fruit oil; cocos nucifera (coconut) oil; aqua; aloe barbadensis leaf juice; citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate (preservatives in aloe vera juice); mangifera indica (mango) seed butter; parfum (Frangipani scent); citronellol, geraniol (naturally occurring compounds in the fragrance).