Our soap is not just a soap, it is s tool to celebrate womanhood and to open the conversation on female sexuality. You can see the soap as a seed that is planted the moment you give the soap as a gift. A seed that will grow into a blooming flower, which allows the lady to gain the self-confidence to follow her bliss and intuition and to be positive and believe in herself. A gift for life!
To add a personal touch we have three options, that all link to the most common menstrual pains: cramps, fatigue and mood swings. Also, with buying this soap you have helped South African girl to receive this beautiful soap as well.
Our period soaps are made by award-winning-farmer Ingrid from Canettevallei handmade soaps. We like to call our soaps, ‘slow soaps’, since it takes quite a long time to make and cure them. It takes five days to make the soap, to cut and stamp it. After that the soap needs to cure for around 40 days to make sure that the chemical reaction (that makes sure that the soap is foamy) dissapears. They way Ingrid chooses and combines the oils and ingredients, together with the love she puts into the whole proces, makes her way of making soap a true form of art!
The concept of She Blooms is a result of methods of co-creation and co-design. This means that we worked together with the mothers and daughters in Kayamandi to find ways to make the first menstruation more happy and healthy.
The conclusion was that the gift had to be something practical and has to show that the mom loves to look after her daughter. A bar of soap is really fits since every household in Kayamandi has one or more in their house. A bar of soap that is being used for almost everything.
We thought it would be nice if a girl has a special for herself during her period, because:
‘every flower got a right to be blooming’ -m. franti
‘Bought a lovely scented soap from She Blooms! And guess what… it is not only for young woman… but also for men 🙂 Nice, fresh scent and because of the story behind using it makes me feel good even more. It is also a very nice gift!’ -Willem
‘I have already started to use my second one since they are yummy: soft, it smells super nice and it foams perfectly.’ -Marion
‘I LOVE the soap! I treasure it and use it every day for my face 💕’ -Miche
‘Oh, the mood swings soap smells sooooo divine. It really works positively on my mood: it makes me feel JOYFUL. Thankyou!’ Tes
‘I use my soap every day and it really lasts long. It gives me a fresh and soft feeling. Every time I use it I also think where it comes from and that leaves me feeling good. So the soap does not only clean but also connects! -Monic