Danielle Lee, St. Louis, MO
This might be the happiest bar of soap ever, a fragrant marriage of citrusy orange and sweet vanilla.
To impart the yummy vanilla aroma, we use a natural vanilla infusion made with pods of the orchid Vanilla planifolia in a base of coconut oil. The fresh orange scent comes from 5-fold orange essential oil. A touch of patchouli swells the scent of the orange, but if we didn’t tell you, you wouldn’t know it was there.
This bar's natural orange color comes from annatto seeds, from the achiote shrub of South America. This herb has been treasured since Mayan times as a topical skin treatment and also used in cosmetics. Annatto is commonly used today to color foods such as cheddar cheese and butter. Rich in carotenoids, annatto functions as an antioxidant, like vitamin E.
"Went shopping at Herbaria last week and was introduced to a new bar of soap. Sweet Orange and Vanilla!! Great scent with a rich lather. Leaves your skin soft and clean without drying out. I'll definitely be adding this bar of soap to my favorite list! Thank you, Herbaria!"
Officer Mike Haman, St. Louis, MO