Handcrafted lard and lye soap with organically grown purple shiso (also known as purple perilla or akajiso, shiso, shi so, zi su), lemongrass and palmarosa essential oils and tussah silk  . These are lard and lye traditional style soaps made with  purple shiso grown here in Maiden NC.

Perilla is renowned in several cultures ( especially in Japan)  for its skin loving benefits, and is used in many herbal anti aging and wrinkle reducing products.

This soap is lightly fragranced with 100% pure essential oils of lemongrass and palmarosa, both known for their  natural skin benefits.


This soap has replaced our plain purple shiso soap, which is now no longer available

We use only distilled water, food grade lard, lye, purple shiso essential oils and tussah silk to make these soaps. No other ingredients were used in the manufacture of this soap. This soap was  made in a wooden mold and not silicone or latex molds.

We do not use any alcohols, colorants, chemical fragrances, whiteners ( such as titanium dioxide) or hardeners in any of our products. All soaps are hand made from scratch using the cold process soap making method and are not made from "melt and pour" soap bases.

Due to the natural curing process, and lighting while the pictures were taken, the colors of the soaps shown may differ slightly from the photographs shown.

The combined bar weight is shown in the image above. Each bar weighs at least 4.0 ounces. Most bars are between 4.0 and 6.0 ounces. Some may weigh over 6 ounces. Bar weight varies as these are hand made and hand cut.

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Purple Shiso ( Perilla) Lard and Lye Bar Soap with Lemongrass and Palmarosa Essential Oils and Tussah Silk

  • $6.20