Lustables: Soap On a Rope

Consider this a token of the ritual of bathing, a refreshing alternative to grimy shower gel.

Soap-on-a-rope producers Senteurs d’Orient are based in Lebanon, where the soap making business has been going strong for some 6,000 years. Before Dove and mesh sponges cornered the market, taking a bath was considered a luxurious and leisurely privilege, a sentiment that the Senteurs d’Orient soaps recall.

Made from pure vegetable oils, ultra-moisturizing shea butter and hand-picked flowers and blossoms, they’re completely natural and toxic-free (unlike so many of our other cosmetics).

Available for purchase at Prince Charles’ eco-luxury shop at the royal Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire or on the company’s website for about $10.

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K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.