Selkie Smooth -
Selkies have to be my favourite mythology of the West Coast. Seal folk who can shed their skin and take on human form.
I have been after a soap for sensitive skin for my shop for ages and collaborating with Sara of Castaway Scotland over lockdown, she crafted this gorgeous soap and I introduced her to a bit of West Coast magic.
I have very dry skin and find this soap super moisturising as well as exfoliating, with lovely massaging oats. This really does leave my skin "Selkie smoooooth"
Honey and Oat Soap -
This soap is full of Scottish oats and honey which are naturally moisturising, anti-oxidising and anti-inflammatory. It soothes dry skin and is simple and pure, ideal for sensitive types.
It will leave you feeling ‘Selkie smooth’ (in case you are wondering… a selkie is half-man, half-seal. Common in Scotland.
Each bar is made in small batches and is hand cut and weighs approximately 120g (approx. 8.5cm x 7cm x 2cm)
-Eco-Friendly & Cruelty Free -
Ingredients sodium cocoate, sodium olivaceous, sodium palmate (certified sustainable), glycerin, Aqua, avena sativa (oat) kernel meal, sodium shea butterate, mel (honey).
More about Selkies:
In Norse and Celtic mythology, selkies, meaning "seal folk" are mythological beings capable of therianthropy, changing from seal to human form by shedding their skin. They are found in folktales and mythology originating from the Northern Isles of Scotland.
Male selkies are described as being very handsome in their human form and having great seductive powers over human women. They typically seek those who are dissatisfied with their lives, such as married women waiting for their fishermen husbands. In one popular tattletale version about a certain "Ursilla" of Orkney (a pseudonym), it was rumoured that when she wished to make contact with her male selkie she would shed seven tears into the sea.
Children born between man and seal-folk may have webbed hands, as in the case of the Shetland mermaid whose children had "a sort of web between their fingers", or "Ursilla" rumoured to have children sired by a male selkie, such that the children had to have the webbing between their fingers and toes made of horny material clipped away intermittently. Some of the descendants actually did have these hereditary traits, according to Walter Traill Dennison who was related to the family.