Frangipani
Frangipani
Frangipani

Frangipani

£6.00 GBP

Aloha and love

This beautiful floral sits proudly in our soap collection and in our memory. Used ceremonially in Oceanic and Caribbean cultures, frangipani (aka plumeria) is a flower of freely given love. It's symbolic in Dominican writer Jean Rhys's novel Wide Sargasso Sea. Who can forget Rochester trampling Antoinette's frangipani wreath on their honeymoon night, a prelude to breaking her heart and sending her mad? Sigh. 

Shapes of plumeria petal appear as you use the bar. The simple shapes, the bright pink or yellow moons amid creamy white curvaceous blooms contrast with a surprisingly lush and complicated perfume.

We hope it brings you only love.

Sargasso Botanica

Our Sargasso Botanica soaps begin with a base of coconut butter + aloe vera. To this, we add olive oil, mango butter, and wildcrafted Amazonian murumuru butter.

 

 




The natural extract of frangipani flowers is fast becoming a popular scent in perfumery. We were treated to a vase of floating frangipani blooms as a room scent on a recent trip to India and we're hooked!      We're trialling it in a luxury facial oil, so if all goes well we can share that with you soon.


 

Soap ingredients

olea europaea (olive) fruit oil; cocos nucifera (coconut) oil; aqua; aloe barbadensis leaf juice; citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate (preservatives in aloe vera juice); mangifera indica (mango) seed butter; astrocaryum murumuru (murumuru) butter; parfum (skin-safe Frangipani scent); citronellol, geraniol (naturally occurring compounds in the fragrance).