Here in The Kingdom, nothing escapes our attention.
No matter how small, or how humble, if it is wonderful then we want to share it with you.
Even a bar of soap...
My mum loves expensive soaps. She keeps them in drawers until she is ready to use them allowing them to perfume her clothes. While I will happily spend silly money on finding all different kinds for her at birthdays, Christmas or just as little surprise presents, I never buy expensive soap for myself.
I just stick to simple soap.
But these fruity beauties could see me change my mind..
It's almost impossible to believe, but the fruits in the bowls above are actually soap.
Three hundred years ago a small group of artisans living close to the Sea of Marmara in Turkey, began creating handmade soap fit for the Ottoman Palaces. The Sultans were so impressed with these handcrafted soaps, indistinguishable from fresh fruits, that they offered them as gifts to the delight of visiting royalty and important dignitaries.
The Sultans might be gone, but the tradition continues. These exquisite artisan soaps are still hand-made by the descendants of the original artisans working in the same area.
Turkey has a great bathing heritage. The Turkish Bath (hamman) goes back centuries and over that time much has been learned about what products are good to put on our bodies. The soaps are traditionally made using only pure ingredients. None of the products or ingredients have been tested on animals.
Price: £8.50 - £19.75 you can find these wonderful soaps at Mocha
Yum Yum Soapy Yum...