ALL of Me Soap
"ALL of Me" Soap: a rainbow delight for the bath + colorful homage to acceptance, inspired by a younger family member exploring who they are.
"They/them" (as singular) is a shift for my generation, but I'm learning. Fortunately, respecting different pronouns gets easier with practice. ❤️
This vegan* soap features a diagonal strip design colored with rainbow chips, symbolizing different aspects of ourselves that create the whole. Accented with bright bursts of mica lines going in the opposite direction. Breathe in that heady scent combo of lavender/rosemary/mint/clove essential oils. Mmmm, Mmm, MMMM!
As I was making this prep-intensive soap, the song "All of Me" (from the 1984 film starring Steve Martin & Lily Tomlin) kept going through my head. This comedy is about a man and woman inhabiting the same person. Prescient for these times? Probably not the intention in the 80's, but the concept of not fighting some aspect of oneself is relevant in any era.
The chorus goes something like:
"You took the part
that was my heart,
so why not take
all of me!?"
Let's decide that's a call for acceptance, wherever we - or those we love - land on the gender spectrum 🌈
And keep practicing those pronouns.
Ingredients: Vegan base* made with Glee, plus coconut, olive, high oleic sunflower, sustainable palm, and castor oils, plus Shea butter. Distilled water, lye, sugar, and sodium lactate. Scented with pure essential oils: spearmint, lavender, rosemary + clove. Detailed with colored soap chips + cosmetic mica.
*Note: the base soap is vegan, as are most soap chips, though there could be trace elements of honey/goat milk and/or traditional animal fats in a small percentage of chips. Upcycling, while eco-friendly, is a mix. I choose repurposing over landfill, where possible.
Full bar net weight: 4.5+ oz/130+ g.
To extend longevity, keep your Aroma Art bar in a well-draining soap dish away from shower spray. Better yet, use an ecologically-friendly soap lift or soap net to more completely dry your bar between uses.
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