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  • Writer's pictureArwen Falvey

All Hallows Eve Approaches...

Time for all things spooky!

October is a special time of year. We have left the dazzling heat of summer behind and find ourselves in a magical time when the trees break forth in a last brilliant display of colours before passing into their long winter slumber. It's harvest time, when all the crops are reaped and our homes are filled with spiced pumpkin and cinnamon apples. It is the time of the autumnal equinox, also known as Samhain, All Hallows Eve, or Hallowe'en, a time when traditionally it was believed that the veil between life and death was at it's thinnest and otherworldly creatures could walk the earth and effect the living.

Here at Kaleidosoap we are very inspired by all things otherworldly, mythological, spooky, and weird, so naturally we have a tonne of great suggestions for October! So let's kick things off with our Demon Soap...

Inspired by residents and foot soldiers of the underworld, Demon Soap is made with nourishing sweet almond oil and dramatic swirls in the colours of hell fire. The fragrance is a subtle, dark, sexy, smokey blend with notes of vetivert, opoponax, beeswax, amberette and cumin. A scent so tempting and yet so subtle that it could easily possess you before you even notice.

What is more iconically dark and creepy than the shambling curse of a risen mummy? The belief of the division between the living and the dead being thin and permeable goes back at least as far as the Ancient Egyptians, who inspired our Mummy Soap. Made with powdered myrrh, a powerful aromatic resin commonly used in mummification for it's skin preserving effects, and rice bran oil and Vitamin E for healing and protecting the skin against the signs of aging. With a fragrance blend of dark, exotic myrrh and bright, citrusy mandarin, this soap is a must have.

Speaking of iconic Hallowe'en creatures, we couldn't forget Vampires. From Vlad the Impaler, the Count of Dracula, to more modern versions, Vampires have captivated humans for ages. Our Vampire Cream Soap is inspired by the enthralling draw of shadow, darkness, and seduction that Vampires represent. With a dark, sexy blend of sensual Mirabella plum, black raspberry amber, lush peony, vanilla bean, musk and fresh spun cotton candy, this light and fluffy cream soap is worth checking out.

Where there are Vampires, there are Werewolves. The lycanthrope is a metaphor for our animal instincts and, according to legend, only appears during a full moon. Our Werewolf Soap is made with a fragrance concoction of deep and sophisticated earthy notes with hints of sweetness and pleasing floral notes and a touch of chocolate.When wet it sparkles with biodegradable glitter and each bar sports a full moon of it's own.

If the veil between the living and the dead is breached, you're certain to encounter zombies as a result. The undead walking the earth again is a common and persistent fear across history. So how do you survive the zombie apocalypse? Just mask the scent of your brain with our beautiful and spooky Zombie Soap. Made with a strong and strange fragrance blend of indolic jasmine and moist, rich dirt, this soap is an amazing experience, even without the zombies.

Some beings cannot fully cross the veil between living and dead and so appear rather as ghosts, spirits, apparitions, and poltergeists. Typically gooey and electric green, ectoplasm is the physicalization of a ghostly presence, or the residue that they leave behind. Inspired by this paranormal goo, our Ectoplasm Shower Gel is scented with a blend of cedar, ylang ylang, cypress, vetiver, and greenery that can only be described as what the colour green would smell like if it had a scent.

Finally, our Underworld Sugar Scrub is made with luxurious rose hip oil, a tonne of sweet exfoliating sugar, and a fragrance blend of ripe, midnight pomegranate. Inspired by the story of the Greek Goddess Persephone, who was lured into the Underworld by Hades where he fed her pomegranate so she would always return to him through the winter months. A sweet scrub with a dark and delicious fragrance and lotion like finish, Underworld Sugar Scrub is bound to have you come back for more!

So this Hallowe'en you can either watch out for ghosts and zombies and vampires, or better yet, invite them into your shower and enjoy! With oils, resins, fragrances, and additives like this line up carries, how could you go wrong. Enjoy the spooky goodness and celebrate the autumn with Kaleidosoap!

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