Guava + Passionfruit Sargasso Botanica soap
Pink, fleshy guava meets saucy and sultry passionfruit and creates love hybrid. You heard it here first. These fruits, often limited to your smoothie glass because of their soft flesh and strong flavours, deserve the centre soap dish.
A perfectly ripe guava or passionfruit should be smelled as well as tasted, for their perfumes are indelibly beautiful - deep sours, rising tanginess set within a luscious natural sweetness that's distinctive and unique. Our five-year old's keen nose paired these at a family scent pow-wow. Yep, we do that.
We've made this soap into a celebration, embedding colourful ribbons of soap to play on the colours in the fruits, making them "Chicca Chicca Boom" chic.
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.
Who remembers Carmen Miranda? Her inimitable style, her tutti frutti hat, her "Chicca Chicca Boom" as an international star in the 1930s. Her infectious talent made her Brazil's favourite daughter, as well as one of my favourite "pop" stars growing up.
|The glamour, the colours, the beauty . . . we couldn't think of anymore more suitable to personify our guava + passionfruit bar!|
|Carmen Miranda: Beneath the Tutti Frutti Hat tells the story of a Portuguese emigrant who completely and unabashedly embraced her new home in Brazil, casting aside racial and cultural taboos. She's a star, as far as we're concerned.|
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; astrocaryum murumuru seed butter; parfum (a pair of them, in this case); CI77070; CI77742; (ultramarine pigments); citronellol, geraniol, linalool (natural and safe synthetic ingredients in the fragrance).