Laurel Berry Soaps

Laurel berry, also called sugandh kokila, comes from the Cinnamomum cecidodaphne (syn. C. glaucescens) tree. The tree is native to Inda, Nepal, and Bhutan. The scent is spicy and camphoraceous.
4.5 oz bar
When photographer Steve Adams, Ken’s friend, recently returned from Provence, he reported seeing many vendors of Savon d’Alep. It’s a soap from an ancient Syrian recipe that employs laurel for fragrance and color. Steve asked if Herbaria made anything like that. His suggestion was the impetus to create a soap Ken had been wanting to make for some time. Ken loves the smell of sweet bay laurel, which many of you cooks also enjoy. Ken was anxious to use another favorite essential oil, Sugandha Kokila, not well known in the U.S., but treasured in perfumery. Kokila, commonly called laurel berry, comes from a tree that grows in the Himalayas in Nepal. Ken combined the sweet bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) and the laurel berry (Cinnamomum glaucescens), two stellar fragrances from the Laurel family. The result: this magically enchanting Laurel Leaf & Berry soap. The fragrance is aromatic and spicy, camphor-like, warm and woody.
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