Friday, September 21, 2007
No, our chile soaps are NOT made out of chile peppers, nor do they feature capsaicin oil as an ingredient - thank goodness! These lovely soaps are in the shape of chile peppers, and are hand-made in New Mexico using skin-pampering ingredients including soothing natural oils, shea butter and natural fragrances, plus vegetable glycerine - a humectant that passes moisture straight from the air to your skin to leave it soft and supple. The brilliant red chile soap is scented with spicy cinnamon, and the green bar with tangy lime. Both soaps create a rich, luxuriant lather, but they look so good and smell so nice that you'll want to hang them in your kitchen or bathroom for display, and to serve as decorative air fresheners. You can purchase these unique chile soaps in single bars, or in ristras (the traditional string of chile peppers) of 5 soaps. The ristras make a particularly stunning visual display, and can be given as a thoughtful housewarming or hostess gift. No matter which chile soap you choose, every time you use it you'll be reminded of that famous question asked in restaurants all over New Mexico, "Red or green?"