Moisturising and soothing.
A wonderfully rich and creamy body-care product that produces very little lather.
The shea butter comes directly from local farmers in the north.
Without preservatives or dyes, this soap’s colour derives solely from its raw ingredients.
It is particularly moisturising and soothing, because, unlike industrially-produced soaps, it is rich in glycerine, a by-product of the saponification reaction.
Produced using artisanal methods.
Once the soap paste is ready, the mixture is distributed evenly in a square wooden box lined with waxed paper, then covered with another layer of waxed paper and several layers of fabric.
The cover is placed on the wooden box and the soap is left to rest in the dark for 3-4 hours.
The block is cut into soaps of the desired size using a special wooden board equipped with plastic ‘wires’.
An iron press is used to stamp each soap with the symbol “ME”. Each brick is finished by hand using a small knife with a steel blade.
After at least 3 weeks spent ageing, the soaps are wrapped and packaged.
The shells that serve as our “seal of warranty” were purchased at the market, and are the symbol of Benin.
Ingredients: Elaeis guineensis (Palm) oil, Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii butter (Shea butter), Sodium hydroxide, Glycerin, Sodium Silicate, Limonene*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Parfum.
*=occurs naturally in essential oils