Rel­ish­ing in­ter­vals with dreamy soaks

In be­tween get­ting up in the morn­ing and tak­ing life head on, th­ese hand-crafted bath prod­ucts in­vite us to rel­ish the in­ter­val

Northern Living - - CONTENTS - TEXT PAM BROOKE CASIN PHO­TOG­RA­PHY PA­TRICK SE­GOVIA

To date, most Filipinos rarely have time to sa­vor a bath. Rou­tine dic­tates us to go quickly in and out of the shower to make it to what­ever en­gage­ment we have sched­uled. Slowly, and with good rea­son, Soak Ar­ti­san Soap is chang­ing this mind­set.

Made with nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents such as olive oil, cru­el­tyfree tus­sah silk, milk, honey, and oats, their body prod­ucts re­sem­ble clas­sic desserts and evoke ges­tu­ral ab­strac­tions or reflections in­spired by the sea.

Each hand-cut and hand-poured soap un­der­goes the tra­di­tional cold-process method, a tech­nique used cen­turies ago by skilled soap mas­ters for royal houses in Europe. Some­times, it comes in a dream and we al­low it to un­ravel,” says Leo Cruz, owner of Soak Ar­ti­san Soap, on how they con­cep­tu­al­ize the next pieces.

Ul­ti­mately, their bath and body in­dul­gences urge us to take a pause and breathe in the mov­ing and thought­ful si­lence—be­cause it’s per­fectly okay to.

Soak Ar­ti­san Soap. Power Plant Mall. soakar­ti­san­soap@gmail.com. 0917-6314067.

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