50g. Recommended for delicate and sensitive skin. Aloe is a body-care product. The paste used to make this soap incorporates both the gel found in the center of the aloe leaf as well as the plant’s grated exterior.
Aloe is a moisturising and antioxidant body-care product. The paste used to make this soap incorporates both the gel found in the center of the aloe leaf as well as the plant’s grated exterior.
The aloe is harvested directly in the gardens of the mission of the Sisters of the Maison de l’Esperance.
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, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf juice, Sodium hydroxide, Glycerin, Sodium Silicate, Limonene*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Parfum.
*=occurs naturally in essential oils