WINTER SWIRL SOAP (COCOA BUTTER AND PEPPERMINT)
Winter Swirl soap (Cocoa Butter and Peppermint)
At its base this is a recipe for a traditional Mediterranean soap—olive oil or ‘Castile’ soap as it is sometimes called. Olive oil has long been used around the Mediterranean to help keep skin supple and moist, and it is common to find olive oil soap in markets all over the region. The variation I share here includes a bit of cocoa butter and peppermint oil, which makes this soap especially nice for wintertime. Cocoa butter does wonders moisturizing dry and cracked skin, while peppermint is refreshing and soothing.