Savonnerie des Diligences
Savonnerie des Diligences - LA FILEUSE - Goat's milk and bitter almond soap bar
This soap, perfect for body, face and hair, is made from organic farm goat's milk. It is softening, nourishing, but also sensual. Its balsamic and almond scent will be a pure delight for your skin!
A 100% natural soap with olive oil
Tip from the soap maker : This sweet soap stimulates childhood memories with its intoxicating scent and will lull you during this moment of pure pleasure. Fans of La Fileuse's soap also love Le Liquoriste, a soap with star anise.
Ingredients: Oils (olive, organic coconut, beeswax), organic goat's milk, sodium hydroxide, bitter almond essential oil.
Handmade in Quebec
Do you know Marie-Ange Prud'homme, the spinster of New France? Follow the scent of this legend...
Her name was Marie-Ange Prud'homme, and the length of her name was equalled only by the long voyage that took her by boat to New France among a hundred or so of the King's daughters. Marie-Ange was surprisingly different from the lot, quite skinny and without that constitution that made the settlers exclaim "built for the big job". It was her quality as an outstanding spinster and her willingness to settle on virgin land that had earned her her place on the boat. Coming from a family of farmers raising Nubian goats in Haute-Savoie, she had a secret desire to raise goats on her adopted land. Fortunately for her, a man called "good Jean" noticed her and took her as his wife.
Her dream of owning a goat farm took a different turn when her husband introduced her to neighbouring farmers who were quick to bring her flax fibre to weave pockets for transporting food. Her salary was nothing more than the exchange of empty pockets for full ones. And good John seemed happy to see pockets of carrots, potatoes and turnips, which are precious foodstuffs in these harsh winters.
One night, she woke up with a start, thinking she heard bells. Were they the bells on the necks of the goats she dreamed of owning? Tired and exhausted, she went back to sleep. At dawn, like every Thursday, she went to the market where she offered her handmade products. That morning, a man gave her four bags of food instead of three, saying that the quality of the spinning was worth the extra. Back at her hut, she discovered that one of the bags contained beautiful fresh almonds. Without further question, Marie-Ange swallowed handfuls and handfuls of almonds, the taste bringing her back to her mother's kitchen and the smell of hot buns. Marie was over the moon!
The next night, she heard bells again. As soon as she jumped out of bed, her greed brought her back to her pocket of almonds. How astonished she was to discover that they had turned into shiny shields ! That is how good Jean and Marie-Ange became the happy owners of a herd of goats, and how they lived healthy thanks to the countless benefits of goat's milk.Author: Carol Laperrière Reviewer: Venise Landry Translator: Christopher Carrie