This is the soap which we originally released as a seasonal special for Christmas last year. I formulated this when I was feeling particularly introspective. This explains the name, and as it turns out, the combination of ingredients may be particularly comforting for the skin too. 🙂
This soap contains essential oils of frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) which are more known to us as two of the three precious gifts that were supposedly offered to the baby Jesus by magi (wise men) in the biblical tale of Jesus’ birth. Earliest recorded usage of these plants in skincare have been found from as far back as 5000 years ago, including for the healing of wounds. Modern day science is currently studying frankincense and myrrh as possible treatments for cancer. (Read this brief article as a primer on these two fascinating oils!). This mellow blend of scents is complemented with tamanu oil, which in itself is a remarkable ingredient in skin care, aiding with healing and pain relief when applied in sufficient amounts.
When we first introduced Teselli, we were experimenting with a special cloth wrap for our soap which could possibly see us abandoning plastic shrink wrapping altogether. Read more in our blog post about why we see it as a big step forward, away from our dependency on plastic as a means of protection for our soap!
NOTE: For the time being, Teselli soap bars will not be sold under Wholesale terms, nor be applicable for sales, because they are rather costly to produce.
Characteristics and Usage
Use on: Face, body, hair.
Scent: Frankincense has a faint, orange and pine-like fragrance which isn’t overpowering at all, while myrrh also has a very understated scent. There is a touch of rose geranium in there too.
Lather: Rich and creamy when used directly on hair or bath puff/sponge. Lathers up quite nicely in the palm of your hand too.
Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aqua, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sodium hydroxide, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) butter, Callophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) extract