Pain D' AlepFour
90% Pure olive oil, soap heated in cauldrons and enriched with damask rose essential oil of 2%.
Traditional manufacture, 100% natural. Women in the Middle East use this mild and delicately eprfumed soap on the eve of their wedding.
4 x 10g soaps
There's one aroma that people find more moving than any other, it is the oil of rose. The scent is divinely sweet, rich, and deeply floral - exclusive to the extract of history's most revered flower.
Though the rose is renown for its fragrance, the flower actually contains very little aromatic oil by weight. Some 60,000 roses are needed to distill a single ounce of oil, or about 60 roses per drop, a fact which brings the seemly high cost of rose oil into perspective.
With it's considerable therapeutic and aesthetic value, the 'queen of the flowers' had a special place in medicine and perfumery in the ancient civilizations of Persia, Egypt, India, Greece and Rome. The modern healing tradition of the extract of rose began in the 17 th century with the writings of English physician Nicholas Culpeper. The herbalist described the use of red roses to strengthen the heart, it's cooling and astringent actions, and its effect on headaches and tired eyes. Perhaps inspiring it's use as a beauty tonic 'par-excellence', he went on to suggest it's use as a remedy for a variety of skin complaints.
No artificial colouring, perfume or antioxidant. Dermatologist tested.