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SAINT HILDA SNAKESTONE SOAP

SKU 00013
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Snakestones are ammonite fossils to which a snakehead has been added. Hilda, the founding abbess of Whitby in the 7th century, was said to have the amazing power to turn snakes to stone. The evidence for this being the plentiful ammonites looking like petrified coiled snakes found in the Jurassic cliffs of Whitby.

The box contains one Saint Hilda Snakestone Soap, wrapped in tissue paper sealed with a Mount House logo sticker. An information card with a drawing by Jo Witney or Whitby is included. There are two cards available selected at random.

The soap is made from natural ingredients using the cold process method and scented with essential oils. In addition to oils and butters, it contains nutrient-rich bladderwrack seaweed and essential oils.

The moulds are individually handmade, cast from the original fossil.

Two scents are available: Rosemary (with a little cedarwood), Lavender (also with a little cedar wood), chosen because they are a reminder of the garden at Mount House.

The beige and black soaps contain bladderwrack seaweed. The black soap has additional black clay and charcoal. Black soap takes a bit of getting used to as it produces greyish suds, so avoid use with white facecloths.

Keeping the soap dry and drained between uses prolong its lifespan and keeps it looking nice, too.

All drawings by Jo Witney, Whitby

Minimum weight = 40 g, diameter = max. 6 cm

Soap Ingredients List
Bladderwrack & Lavender

Sodium cocoate, Sodium palmate**, Sodium olivate, Glycerine, Aqua, Sodium sheabutterate, Sodium avocadoate, Sodium castorate, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) powder, Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) wood oil, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*

* Naturally occurring in the essential oils
**Sustainably sourced
Bladderwrack & Rosemary

Sodium cocoate, Sodium palmate**, Sodium olivate, Glycerine, Aqua, Sodium sheabutterate, Sodium avocadoate, Sodium castorate, Rosemarius officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) powder, Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) wood oil, Limonene*

* Naturally occurring in the essential oils

**Sustainably sourced

Black Clay & Lavender

Sodium cocoate, Sodium palmate**, Sodium olivate, Glycerine, Aqua, Sodium sheabutterate, Sodium avocadoate, Sodium castorate, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, Kaolin (black clay), Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) wood oil, Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) powder, Charcoal powder, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*

* Naturally occurring in the essential oils
**Sustainably sourced
Black Clay & Rosemary

Sodium cocoate, Sodium palmate**, Sodium olivate, Glycerine, Aqua, Sodium sheabutterate, Sodium avocadoate, Sodium castorate, Rosemarius officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, Kaolin (black clay), Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) wood oil, Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) powder, Charcoal powder, Limonene*

* Naturally occurring in the essential oils
**Sustainably sourced
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