Why Strait Gate Signature?
The owners of Strait Gate Greenhouses, a local business, were talking to me about a well-liked handmade scrubby soap (not made by me) which they had run out of. I took it upon myself to create a gardeners' soap for them. After several trials, we found one that they liked, and I named it after their business.
Cranberry seeds and pumice provide coarse and fine scrubbing power, respectively, with essential oils of lavender and fir needle for scent.
So, why the different soap recipes? Each page of the store features a specific recipe, with a variety of oils (coconut, avocado, palm, castor, lard, etc.). Different oil combinations affect the hardness of the bar, the type of lather (fluffy, creamy, etc.), the mildness of the soap, the degree of cleansing. Which should you choose? After trying different soaps, you may find that you prefer a certain recipe because of its lather or the feel on your skin or some other indefinable feature. Or, just choose your favorite scent!
Since no two batches of soap are exactly the same, colors/designs may vary somewhat from what is pictured. Labels, also, may be slightly different.
Each bar weighs at least 4.25 ounces (120.5 grams) and is approximately 3" long, 2" wide, and 1.5" deep.
Olive oil, distilled water, lard, coconut oil, pumice, sodium hydroxide, shea butter, palm kernel oil; essential oils of lavender & fir needle; cranberry seeds, sodium lactate, aloe vera powder (optional), rosemary oil extract, silk
Before use, store in a dark, well-ventilated area. Do not store in direct sunlight or overly hot conditions.
After opening your bar of soap, for longer life, store in a well-drained soap dish between uses. Leaving it in a puddle of water can turn your lovely bar of soap into an undesirable bit of mush.