La légendeThe spirit of the forest
Bayleaf, Rosemary & Bergamot soap
In the beginning, there was nothing. Then on the earth, came blue: the Water. Then on the earth, came yellow: the Sun. And then came the fusion of these two colours: the first green. The wind spread green across the land; and thus the forests were created.
The Forest Spirit watches over, guides and protects all forest life, ruling and governing it like laurel in your garden. He is at one with earthy scents like humus and undergrowth, soil and leaves, mushrooms and lichen. Considering every shade of green sacred, he sows some of the toughest weeds in the most arid soils solely with the goal of returning hope to those places. It is a blue hope, a forget-me-not blue that is said to be the colour of his eyes...
Inspired by his whim, the Spirit decorated the forest – the lungs of the planet – with its most bizarre, incredible and hard to categorize plants. And secretly he made some species disappear, to the great consternation of humans, who put them on endangered lists.
The Spirit was one with the forest, which was as much a part of him as he was a part of it. To ensure that humans do not invade the forest and disturb him in his mission to keep nature healthy, he also created some evil creatures: from tiny midges to big bad wolves, not to mention elves, gnomes and Wendigos, the kinds of creatures that inspire fear in humans. To camouflage their fear, they tell legends about them – but no tree, plant or creature can hide a man’s worst fear: being alone in the forest, face to face with himself.
Thanks to its essential oils, the Spirit of the Forest soap is perfect for combination to oily skins. Actually, rosemary, bergamot and laurel leaf contribute to soothe and focus the spirit. Better yet, their perfume allows us to root into our deepest self and set the standards for a meditating journey into our mind. An ideal soap for a SPA session!
Tip from the Soapmaker: This soap may be used for body, face and hair. It's also an excellent choice for the Great outdoors.
Ingredients: Oils (Olive, organic coconut, beeswax), water, sodium hydroxide, bergamot, rosemary and laureleaf essential oils, oxides (green, yellow).
A 100% natural olive oil soap, handmade in Quebec.
Photo credit : Carolanne Lamontagne