I have always loved learning about Marie Antoinette and knew I had to make a soap with her name. Louis XVI gifted the Petit Trianon to Marie Antoinette when he became King of France. If you've never seen it, it's a stunning mini-palace. The Queen's Bedchamber was decorated with one of her favorite flowers -- the Cornflower.
Marie Antoinette made Cornflowers fashionable around France. She had them painted on ceramics and planted around the Petit Trianon. She had them embroidered onto fabrics and carved into furniture. We used the Blue Cornflower to top off the 'Marie Antoinette'.
To find the perfect fragrance, I researched the perfumer Jean Louis Fargeon. When she was gifted the Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette remodeled the gardens. She wanted a place to relax in nature, away from the palace. She loved the gardens so much, Jean Louis Fargeon created the 'Trianon essence'. Specific to Marie, the perfume used the flowers that grew around the Petit Trianon. It was so important to her when Marie Antoinette and her family tried to escape Paris, she had a bottle with her.
We used some of the same notes from her perfume to create the Soap -- Orange EO, Jasmine EO, and Lavender EO.
Sweet Almond Oil will leave your skin hydrated, soothed, and smooth. Almond oil is full of Vitamin E and A, monosaturated fatty acids, potassium, protein, and zinc.
*Coconut Oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and has potent anti-microbial properties. It's also an incredible antioxidant and moisturizer.
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich in vitamins A, D, E & K, which help fight free radicals, eczema, and psoriasis. It's also an amazing moisturizer keeping skin hydrated.
*Lavender Essential Oil is a soothing, floral fragrance. Its antioxidants can protect from free radicals. It's anti-fungal and is useful as an insect repellent and as a relief for insect bites, burns, or cuts. It can reduce discoloration on your skin, and helps to treat acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
Orange Essential Oil gives a citrusy sweet aroma. There's little research, but many use it to ease stress and refresh the skin.
*Jasmine Essential Oil has an intoxicating floral fragrance. It can help smooth out your complexion and soften your skin.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)*, Olive Oil (Olea europaea)*, Lye (Sodium hydroxide – none remains after saponification), Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula)*, Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis), Jasmine Essential Oil (Jasminum Grandiflora)*, Cornflower Petals (Centaurea cyanus)*
Our products are all-natural and the cuts, swirls, and toppings may vary. The Essential Oils used may fade over time, some faster than others. While we love to create a beautiful Bar, we know you'll love using it more. Don't let it sit on your countertop, it's a feel-good soap, and we know you’ll feel good using it. We can always make more.
Each of our Bar Soap recipes is a unique mix of luxurious and nourishing Oils and Butters. Our goal is always to make sure your soap moisturizes as it cleans - and smells delicious. We use food-grade botanicals (most are homegrown) and Kosher-certified ingredients. We don't use synthetic dyes or fragrances, preservatives, chemicals. toxins or binding agents. Our Ingredients are either 100% Pure or Certified Organic*. Find out more about Ingredients here.