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Our super gentle Baby Bastille contains olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and castor oil alongside a lavender and chamomile infused coconut milk, a touch of honey, and a dash of colloidal oats. It is unscented. These mild bars are perfect for wee ones and anyone with sensitive skin.


What the heck is Bastille soap? Well, let's back up a bit because we need a little soap history lesson first. Aleppo soap was one of the first and most popular soap styles known to mankind. Originating from Aleppo in Syria during the 11th century, this soap was (and still is!) made primarily from laurel berry oil. The Crusaders who brought this soap and many other products back home from the Holy Lands set about trying to recreate them with locally available ingredients. Soapmakers in the Spanish region of Castile(Castilla) had an abundance of olive oil and thus was born the first Castile soap. Traditionally speaking, Castile is a 100% olive oil soap. Castile still represents the gold standard in soap for its luxurious skin conditioning and Castile purists refuse to use anything else. But here's the thing...making a superior bar of true Castile isn't as easy as it sounds (think sticky and slimy soap) and it requires a reallly long cure time (9 months to a year is ideal!). To bypass these inherent challenges, soapmakers created Bastille soap - a somewhat tongue-in-cheek name that is said to be short for "bastardized" Castile. 😆To be a true Bastille, the soap must be at least 70% olive oil. The high level of olive oil still results in a wonderfully conditioning bar, but the addition of other oils and hard butters balances out the lathering and cleansing attributes (and cuts the cure time) for a creamy but gentle bar, suitable for even baby's delicate skin.

*Pediatric experts recommend minimal bathing of babies under 6 months of age, no more than 1-2x per week. After babies begin solid foods (and thus the really stinky diaper messes!), bathing can increase as needed. But keep in mind that most babes still only need a couple soapy baths per week. Frequent bathing actually does more harm than good by drying out their delicate skin and leading to issues like eczema. If you're inclined to use a nightly bath as part of your little one's bedtime routine, plain water is best for most evenings.


Approx 3oz bar packaged in a reusable muslin bag.

Handcrafted soap will continue to evaporate water and lose weight over time. This makes for a finer, harder, and longer lasting bar. 


Ingredients: Olive oil, Coconut milk (infused with lavender and chamomile buds), Cocoa butter, Sodium hydroxide*, Coconut oil, Castor oil, Kaolin clay, Colloidal oats & Raw honey


Baby Bastille Artisan Botanical Soap

  • Handmade soaps need to breathe! We recommend storing your soap on a slatted or free draining soap dish so that it can air dry in between uses.

    • Remove botanical toppings prior to use.
    • Don't allow your soap to sit in a puddle of water.
    • Use a wash cloth, loofah or soap saver bag to extend the life of your soap bar. 
    • Use your soap bar within one year of purchase. I know they're pretty to look at, but they're intended to be used so enjoy them! :)
    • Store unused soap out of direct sunlight and away from extreme temperature fluctuations and high humidity conditions.
    • You may experience colored lather with dark or brightly colored bars; however, no permanent staining should occur. 
    • Discontinue use if irritation occurs
    • Soaps are for external use only & are not edible
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