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Welcome to our Scottish Collection of artisan, vegan friendly soaps, handcrafted and inspired by the people and places of Scotland!

 

There are many tales told in Scotland about the selkie or seal.  One such story tells of a lonely fisherman who went to the shore one day to get some bait for his hooks.  He heard laughter from further along the shore and saw a group of selkie folk sunning themselves on a flat rock.  He knew that selkies could take off their selkie skin and become human and could see the empty skins lying on the sand.

 

Selkie skins were known for their warmth and softness and so he crept up to try and snatch them.  The selkies heard him approach and took off into the water, taking their selkies skins with them, however the fisherman manage to secure one skin that had been lying a little way from the others.

Holding the soft skin in his hand the fisherman was surprised to hear quiet sobbing coming from behind a nearby rock.  He look around and saw a beautiful selkie girl.  She begged him to return her skin, but the lonely fisherman refused and instead asked her to become his wife.

 

They married and got on well for several years, living in his little cottage by the sea and having a couple of children.

 

The selkie wife would take the children to play on the shore as she watched her selkie folk swimming in the bay.  Tears of sadness for her lost family would trickle down her cheek but without her selkie skin she could not return to them.

 

One day the fisherman had to go out to sea to fish and while he was away the selkie wife searched the house for her skin.  Eventually she found it tucked away at the very bottom of an old blanket box.  Overjoyed she clutched the soft skin to her chest, and with a tear in her eye she kissed her human children goodbye and ran to the shore. 

 

Slipping back into her selkie skin she slid back into the waves to join her original family.  But to this day if you go down to the shore and sit very quietly you may see the selkie wife watch from a safe distance in the hope that she might catch a glimpse of her children playing at the water’s edge.

 

Such a sad, but beautiful story, don't you think?

 

Scented with a fruity blend of fig and cassis, this soap forms part of our fine fragrances collection.

 

90g

 

Also available as a mini soap.

The Selkie's Tears Soap

£7.00Price
  • Ingredients: sodium olivate (olive oil), sodium cocoate (coconut oil), sodium shea butterate (shea butter), glycerine, sodium sweet almondate (sweet almond oil), aqua, parfum, CI 77019, 77891, 77288, 7707, alpha-isomethyl ionone

  • If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

    Our bars do not contain any animal products, are suitable for vegans and are not tested on animals.

    As our bars are handmade in small batches with natural or nature identical ingredients, the shape, size, scent, colour and appearance can vary slightly between batches.

    Please note that natural colours and scents may also fade over time.  When not in use store in a cool, dark place and use within 6 months of purchase for best results.

    Store your bars on a well-drained soap dish between uses and they will last a long time.

    Highly pigmented soaps can stain pale coloured wash cloths.  Avoid prolonged exposure to porous surfaces.

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