Soap, Soap, Soap! – South Mountain Bees

Soap, Soap, Soap!

Soaps

Hi, This is Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees.

Did you know that the Babylonians were making soap around 2800BC? That's almost 5000 years ago! They boiled fats (an acid) with ashes (a base) to make soap. 

I enjoy how handcrafting soap makes us part of a millenary tradition. Luckily, we no longer need to boil it in a copper cauldron stirring constantly for several days, or collect ashes from barilla plants to make it. 

Soap was originally used  for cleaning wool and cotton to make fabric, and also medicinally, and today it is a critical component in the fight of coronavirus infection, since soap disturbs the membrane of the virus and kills it. Therefore, it's never been a better time for a soap that is tough on germs but gentle on our skin.

Choose from our signature Honey soap; Lavender, already used in Ancient Middle East; Pink Himalayan Salt for gentle exfoliation, and Craft Beer soap for that extra moisturizing wash.

 


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