Cold-processed, hand-crafted soaps by Ayala Moriel. Soaps are made mostly from organically grown oils (including home-grown extra virgin olive oil, virgin coconut oil), infused with wild and organic botanicals, fruits and veggies, and scented with natural essences only. Colours are naturally occurring from the botanicals within the soaps and the occasional colourful clays. Wrapped with recycled, bio-degradable vegetable wax-paper. All the soaps are designed, carefully handcrafted by Ayala Moriel in her studio in Clil.
We have a few different soaps available: Signature soaps perfumed with Ayala Moriel's fragrances (Film Noir, Vetiver Racinettes, ArbitRary, Bon Zai and Beach Lily).
"Sabon Bar" - our Wild Soap Bar collection of soaps infused with wild botanicals and resins, wild honey and local organic goat's milk, i.e.: Milk & Honey, Mastic Soap, Wild Amber Soap, Sage & Myrrh, Absinthe & Lavender, Za'atar (traditional pure olive oil soap made with Seawater), Lavender & Olibanum, etc.
And Luxury Facial soaps that are mild and assist with a number of skin conditions: Carrot Soap (Unscented), Carrot & Chamomile, Cucumber (Unscented), Cucumber & Hemp (intense green scent!), Black Soap (with Charcoal & Black Seed, especially for acne), Papaya & Mango Soap (both scented & unscented).
Lastly, we have a wonderful selection of Shampoo Bars, some of them from the signature collection (Film Noir, Beach Lily which are rich and creamy, with coconut milk, cacao and shea butter and therefore highly conditioning for dry and normal hair), Nettles & Rosemary (to encourage growth and healthy scalp), Dead Sea Mud (for oily hair and dandruff).
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This limited edition soap bar is made from olive-oil and water infusions of various types of Za'atar - thymol and carvacrol rich plants that grow wild on the mountains around the southeast Mediterranean basin: Ezov/hyssop/wild oregano (Origanum syriacum), Winter Savory/Satureja (Satureja montana), Israeli Thyme (Corydothymus capitatus) and Mediterranean Thyme (Thymbra spicata), with the addition of cultivars grown in my garden, such as common oregano, marjoram and thyme. These infusions are used in all of the soap's phases, then supercharged with the aroma of wild oregano essential oil.
The result beautiful bar of soap, 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, plus the healing properties of the wildcrafted herbs.
Among the locals, all the wild herbs mentioned above are called "za'atar interchangeably, even though the Origanum syriacum is the "real" za'atar. Because they are all rich in thymol and carvacrol, they have similar healing properties, strongly antiseptic (antibacterial and anti-fungal), and also help with various skin ailments (eczema in particular). And in other (non-skin-related) uses - most is drank as tea, primarily for digestive issues such as stomach aches, parasites and queasiness; generally used in oral hygiene, as well as curing headaches, earaches, colds and flu and respiratory complaints.
We're using olive oil that was cold-pressed from olive which were organically grown in a Druze village near Mt. Meron; Oganic virgin coconut oil (both are food grade), and sea saltwater.
*After the saponification, it's aroma is rather subtle, making it perfect for those who are sensitive to scent.*
Ingredients: Saponified vegetable oils (coconut, olive, palm, castor), water, Za'atar (Origanum suriacum, Satureja montana, Corydothymus capitatus, Thymbra spicata), Thyme, Oregano and Marjoram infusions , Oil of Wild Oregano (Origanum vulgare)