Cubebe Bath Soap (Monoi de Tahiti)
Our premium bath soaps are 100% vegetable soaps produced with no palm oil. They are crafted using the Marseilles method of artisanal soap production which ensures a creamy lather that nourishes the skin and provides deep moisture.
For our Cubebe collection soap, we take the prized Monoi de Tahiti oil created from pure coconut oil to provide moisturization and soothing properties for the skin as well as the anti-septic benefits of extracts from the Piper cubeba evergreen fern found in Indonesia.
Each round soap is individually wrapped and packaged in an elegant gift box embossed in metallic foil with the unique symbology of the Saponificio Varesino brand and collection to which it belongs.
The cauldron production process, or Marseilles method, used for our soap represents the artisan tradition by which man has created soap for centuries. It is the skill, experience and eyes of the maker and not the management of machines or mechanical processes that brings the soap to life.
In a first phase called saponification, the fats – mainly consisting of glycerides and fatty acids – are converted into sodium salt. This operation must be carried out so that the resulting product is of good quality and suitable to be subjected to further steps of processing. From this first phase, it is therefore necessary to obtain a soap mass generally containing 30% water, with the least possible amount of alkali and electrolytes, as well as glycerol whose recovery is an economic factor of this process.
That mass is then further cooked, washed and liquified before being poured into soap molds and left to cure until the bars are hand-cut in our workshop.
Just as in the tradition then, we still produce soap with this ancient and natural method, which ensures a final product of top quality with excellent cleaning power but also serves as a very gentle and soothing treatment that results in softer and more elastic skin with repeated usage over time.
The characteristic fragrance features a citrusy, balsamic and aromatic top note of bergamot, lemon and white fir.
The top notes give way to a slightly floral body note with spicy hints of pepper and nutmeg.
At its base is a woody, musky and slightly amber background note of patchouly, vetiver, labdanum and benzoin.