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Soap

Mulateiro from Brazil (SKU 3935)

The Mulateiro tree is well known by the traditional communities of the Amazon region. A tea is made of its bark and used to combat skin spots, wrinkles and general aging of the facial skin. Legend tells that the mythical female Amazon Warriors bathed themselves on full moon nights in a preparation of the bark to keep their eternal youth and beauty. Like that the Mulateiro got known among the Ribeirinhos (the forest dwellers) as the tree of youth. The bark regenerates quickly when taken away and thus the natives recognized it´s regenerative power. When scientists started to research they found out that there was some truth to the legends and it has been used more and more for skin treatments.



This line of natural soaps is all cold processed using only natural ingredients, as much as possible from the Brazillian Amazon and Cerrado biospheres. Many of these ingredients will be familiar to you from different products from the region like Rapé and medicinal tinctures to food items or incenses; others will be new to you.

Maria José, who makes these soaps and other natural indigenous cosmetics, is a pharmacist with nearly 20 years of professional experience in phytotherapy. Apart from her professional experience it is also a personal passion and a spiritual journey. A few years ago she started to make these soaps and has dedicated a big part of her time now to experimenting new formulas and ingredients from indigenous and traditional sources to benefit the skin and person as a whole. Most of her ingredients come from small producers, either indigenous or traditional communities like the so called Ribeirinhos that live on the banks of the Amazonian rivers and collectors in the Cerrados, Savanas, of Brasil. To give an exemple the Pequi oil she uses comes from the Kisedjé tribe in the Xingu region of Mato Grosso state where she recently went in cooperation with the NGO ISA to teach the cold process soap system to the community. (photos included). The Tsunu comes from the Yawanawá and the Dragon's blood is collected by non-indigenous sustainable forest dwellers, just to give a few examples. We are now bringing in cooperation with Katukina the first few recipes and products and hopefully more will follow in the future.

Simply lovely soap :-)

 

This natural product is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for any specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen.
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