I had long held the need to create a soap for the concept of Compassion, and after ten years was granted my wish. It was a beautiful summer day, and I was relaxing with both my Chosen Family and my Mom around the pool - when my Spirit Brother, Tim, asked if i could create a soap out of mimosa flower puffs. I eagerly acceped: the little puffball flowers are beautiful, and delicately fragrant. So, I decided to create a flower water (hydrosol) for the recipe. What i wasn't expecting was the Rapid Fermentation of the plant matter.
I was disheartened.
Then I smelled the fermenting brew...
And, as i added the bubbling elixir to the soap matrix, with a soft zephyr She revealed Herself. Compassion. It couldn't have emerged from a better mixture. So much Gratitude.
Post Script: about two years later in random social conversation, I was told (and conclusively sourced) that the mimosa tree varieties contain abnormally high amounts of di-methyl tryptamine: those unfamiliar may become acquainted with this "Spirit Molecule" during meditation sessions, or yoga class - or whenever we feel Connected to ourselves, others, and the Earth. Well, then.
Available in: Solid Soap, Liquid Soap & Body Lotion (see Options)
"Quan Yin" Ugli Fruit Sweet Pea + Mimosa Flower Hydrosol
Mimosa Flower Hydrosol, Ugli Fruit, Sweet Pea, Mexican Saffron. Transcendentally Terrific (Third) Eye - Opener!
Solid Soap Ingredients: handmade solid soap base (purified water, lye, coconut, olive, safflower, grapeseed and castor oils, jojoba wax), mimosa flower hydrosol, parsley powder, Mexican saffron flower petals, ugli fruit essential oil, clementine essential oil, loving fragrance oil, sweet pea fragrance oil
Liquid Soap Ingredients: handmade liquid soap base (purified water, potash solution, coconut, olive, grapeseed and castor oils), ugli fruit essential oil, clementine essential oil, loving fragrance oil, sweet pea fragrance oil, organic lime green food coloring
Body Lotion Ingredients: handmade lotion base (purified water, olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, candelilla wax, vegan stearic acid, citric acid, vegan emulsifying wax), ugli fruit essential oil, clementine essential oil, loving fragrance oil, sweet pea fragrance oil