Ayala Moriel Parfums
This fantastic soap bar is made from olive-oil and water infusions of everything that's growing in my garden right now, in all of the soap's phases, creating a beautiful bar of soap, both herbaceous and sweet form the dominant notes of lavender and artemisia (absinthe). There is also added honey for moisture, and hints of rosemary and sage.
Like all of our soap, it is superfatted - which means it has wonderful moisturizing qualities due to high content of unsaponified oils within the formula. It is the same rich-lathering formula we've always had for our soaps, now handcrafted in our new studio in Clil by yours truly!
We're using olive oil that was cold-pressed from olive which were organically grown in a Druze village near Mt. Meron infused with summer wild-harvest of Three-Lobed Sage (Salvia fruiticosa) leaves and resin; Oganic virgin coconut oil (both are food grade quality), palm oil and castor oil for that extra emollient quality. The finely ground and infused myrrh resin provides both healing and nourishment for the skin, as well a bit of "peeling" effect for renewed and rejuvenated skin, further softened by the honey.
The result is a hard, long-lasting bar with rich lather that is very moisturizing - a real treat for your skin, hair and even for shaving; and with a surprisingly warm, sweet, herbaceous tea-like aroma of lavender and artemisia, sweetened by honey.
Ingredients: Saponified vegetable oils (organic virgin coconut oil, organic virgin olive, shea butter, cocoa butter, cold-pressed castor), water, lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), rosemary and sage)*, honey, lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia), essential oil, rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) absolute
*Wildcrafted and/or organic
Ayala Moriel Parfums
This Virtual Scent-Trip is an Incense & Tea Ceremony that is inspired by Jules Verne's novel and the ongoing travel restrictions: an evening around the world through scent and aroma. We'll follow Phileas Fogg's route with his French butler Passepartout - enjoying French lavender, sipping English tea, exploring Calabrian Etrog, and exotic incense and perfumes such as Egyptian Kyphi, Ethiopean myrrh, Indian Attars and Nag Champa incense, Sandalwood incense from the Buddhist shrines of Hong Kong, rare aromas from the Japanese ceremonial bath and incense games, and we'll complete our round trip with North America's botanical treasures - Western Redcedar, White Sage, Tobacco and Sweetgrass, before returning to London for more tea and hot scones with jam.
Can be scheduled in person at a date and time that is convenient for you and up to 8 other discerning souls; or online via Zoom for up to 20 people, with an accompanying kit of all the incenses, teas and perfumes to experience that you will receive in the mail in advance when joining remotely, and a winning recipe for scones (the kit is included in the pricing).
P.s. This unique scent-trip is in loving memory of Ruth Moriel, who has circumvented the world more than once in her first 88 years of life. She lived on for another nine years traveling to shorter distances, not any less enjoyable and adventurous. She has survived WWII, escaped the Holocaust and countless wars and battles in her life, until she crossed over to the other realm peacefully in her sleep during the first COVID-19 lock-down in April 2020. Ruth will be forever remembered, loved and missed by her daughters, grandchildren and great-grand-children, and many other family members and friends for whom she has always been a source of inspiration and support.