As you can see by the photo, our soap is not like any other. It begins with a block of Organic soap from Africa that has shea butter in it as well. It has a wonderful soft quality and will leave your skin feeling good.
What happens to it between when the block arrives and when it is packaged in a cellophane envelope is what sets us apart from all others that carry black soap. The Oluwo's, Nana Buukens, Babalawo's and Iyanifa's join together in several types of ritual ceremonies to bless the ase that is poured into thin shavings of this material.
We begin with collecting 21 bundles of fresh plants that have been divined out to be the appropriate vibrational level plants for what people will be wanting from the soap. (Clearing off negativity on many levels, removing blockages, replenishing our minds, cleansing a person's Ori and pockets of the body where darkness can reside)
We lay these plants across the altar at the Ola Olu sacred shrine for Ela/Orunmila. We perform intense rituals over these herbs and then let them dry for a period of time outside on the retreat grounds...where that special air there can flow through each leaf and branch. We then crush them into small enough pieces so that they will not hurt your skin.
Then we knead them into the shavings of the soap that recently sat in the warm sun for a few hours...the consistency is really like a soft clay. The ase from the rituals and the dried herbs and threaded through the layers of soap while prayers of intent are in our minds. They are then formed into 4 ounce size bars and dried on racks in our prayer room for three weeks.
So as you can see... each bar is created from the highest possible position.
One bar will last most people more than 30 days. Each one will come with a special laminated card that has instructions and a prayer to Orunmila on it.