Mellifera Sambucus Soap
Mellifera Sambucus is one of the three soaps that make up our Canadian Botanical Line. This line features botanicals and essential oils that are grown in Canada.
Each soap comes individually wrapped in a botanical print designed by local artist, Jenna Kessler. Jenna has a background in organic agriculture, so she enjoys painting botanical subjects, both edible and herbaceous.Jenna painted each plant individually and brought them together on a black backdrop, where they really stand out. The print contains the ingredients included in the Canadian Botanical Line.
You can purchase each soap individually or as a trio with the other soaps in the line, Chamomile & Calendula and Mother Earth.
Many of the ingredients that we use in our creations at The Sage Soap Company are grown at small farms or foraged locally. The three soaps are formulas that are meant to nourish your skin and invigorate your senses in a very Canadian way.
Aside from sounding really cool, Mellifera Sambucus combines some powerhouse local ingredients: honey, beeswax and elderflower. We also created a beautiful subtle essential oil blend of vanilla, lime and ylang ylan, which is a fresh and comforting scent.
Mellifera = Western honeybees
Sambucus = Elder
This soap is a bit of a love letter to the honeybee. Bees play such a critical role in pollination and we need pollinators so that plants can produce seeds.
Honey has been used for centuries as an ingredient to create radiantly looking skin. From the ancient Egyptians to the ancient Chinese, people have recognized honey for its many benefits. It wasn’t until recently that science confirmed what people already knew. Honey is mostly made up of 95% carbohydrates, such as fructose, glucose, maltose and sucrose. There are vitamins, minerals and one enzyme in particular: glucose oxidase.
Shamans and medicine people worldwide believed elder was a healing plant and commonly used it for upper respiratory ailments and topically for skin problems. Traditionally, our herbalist elders, such as Hippocrates, Dioscorides, and Pliney the Elder recognized its strength as a diuretic, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and more. Recent research from Israel and the United Kingdom has confirmed some of these claims.
Ingredients: saponified oils of: organic coconut, olive and grapeseed; elderflower, honey, essential oil blend: vanilla, lime and ylang ylang; beeswax.