Herbs in Her Pockets Natural Soap
A soap special enough to tell the story of the island of Crete.
A Fragrant Story
Herbs in Her Pockets wanted to make a soap special enough to tell the story of the island of Crete, so Isabella Zampetaki teamed up with Manos Lipakis and Stelios Foinikianakis of Helleo, who make organic olive oil soap by hand, and introduced them to a winemaker and a potter.
The story begins in Manos’ olive grove near Knossos, where the trees’ silver leaves tremble as their fruit is harvested by hand. The olives are milled on the same day and at a low temperature so that the extra virgin olive oil extracted is of the highest quality.
For this special cold-process soap, Kotsifali red wine, one of Crete’s 12 indigenous varieties, joins Manos’ olive oil in the mix. The wine’s anti-aging effect on your skin is remarkable, but it’s certainly also worth trying a glass of it the more traditional way and, for this, Herbs in Her Pockets recommends the Kotsifali from Lyrarakis Winery. With vineyards in several parts of Crete, the Lyrarakis family has played a central role in protecting local grape varieties from extinction while producing international award-winning monovarietal labels.