This cold-process soap bar cleanses delicate facial skin of the active cyclist who encounters a unique combination of environmental pollution, sweat, oil and dirt. Detoxifying activated charcoal and tea tree oil draw out pore-clogging bacteria and refine pores, while tamanu oil restores elasticity and moisture to wind-chapped skin. There is also a pleasant citrus and skin calming essential oil formula so you can use it after daily rides. Using all plant-based ingredients, this bar moisturizes, lathers and leaves no residue – great for shaving!
This recipe was inspired in response to the 1895 article in Literary Digest (Picture courtesy of Google Digest):
“In 1890s Europe and America, bicycles were seen by many as an instrument of feminism: they gave women a measure of increased mobility, began to redefine Victorian ideas about femininity, and were eagerly taken up by many women active in the suffrage movement. Bikes helped stoke dress reform movements, which aimed to reduce Victorian restrictions on clothes and undergarments so women could wear clothes that allowed them to engage in physical activities.” from: https://books.google.com/books?id=Eqk5AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA548#v=twopage&q&f=true
Bars are approximately 5 oz, measuring 3 x 2 x 1.5″ and are wrapped in plantable paper, embedded with wildflower seeds.