Savonnerie des Diligences
Savonnerie des Diligences - LA SURVENANTE - Oat, honey and rosemary soap
This soap is perfect and complete for facial care. Oatmeal gently exfoliates the skin, honey soothes and rosemary stimulates. The mixed scent of honey and rosemary makes this soap bewitching and pleasant to the nose.
A 100% natural soap with olive oil
Note from the soap maker : This soap is very useful for facial care. Rosewater or witch hazel can be sprayed to calm the skin after cleansing.
Ingredients : Oils (olive, organic coconut, beeswax), water, sodium hydroxide, caramelized buckwheat honey, rosemary essential oil, oats.
Handmade in Quebec
The happening. Follow the scent of this legend...
All Quebec folklore lovers know the legend of the Survenant of the Chenal du Moine, but few know the legend of the Survenant, which we will tell you about right now.
La Survenante was also named Goddess of the Great Paths for her incessant journeys from Foster village to Orford, sometimes on the road, sometimes in the forest, but always by power line. This ageless woman, with her gaze looking into infinity, would receive, during her pilgrimage, sometimes a meal, sometimes a corner of a couch or even the floor and a warm blanket. She is definitely not precious! In exchange, she offers her protection, or rather that of the divinity of the moment.
One day, she arrives at the wrong place, at the wrong time. At least that's the impression that the circumstance might have led one to believe. She knocks on the door of a house just as the resident, a young woman, has just given birth to her first child, stillborn. The family, in the midst of the turmoil, quickly forgets the presence of the woman who is watching the scene from behind. She takes raspberries and oats from her pouch and infuses them with hot water and honey. She walks towards this now orphaned mother who accepts the drink and her gaze filled with benevolent compassion.
In the following days, she visits the young couple and prepares the honey drink each time. The husband soon realizes that his wife's spirit is calming down with the Survivor. One morning she brings the young woman a bouquet of freshly picked rosemary, and the woman, with a smile on her face and tears in her eyes, tells him that she is pregnant again. The Survenante purifies the room with the bouquet, a sign of happiness.
Every day for nine months of the pregnancy, the Survenante visited the mother and the unborn child. The day of delivery finally arrived, once again the child presented himself in a bad way. Everyone feared that the first scenario would be repeated. The Survivor approached the mother and with the greatest of naturalness, performed maneuvers that paved the way for the unborn child. Soon a little boy cracked the air with his shrill voice.
No one commented, but everyone thought that, in addition to being endowed with great wisdom, the Survivor was, in truth, a midwife.
Author: Marie-Eve Lejour
Reviewer: Venise Landry
Translator: Christopher Carrie