We have been buying this soap for several years since discovering it at the Orleans Farmers' Market. Most homemade soaps have a certain appeal, but this is so far beyond the norm it's almost indescribable! We kept buying at the market, but then ventured to the store in Barnstable. It's filled with all sorts of other intriguing products, scarves, scents, candles, gift sets. But it's all about the SOAP. This soap has aromatic qualities that defy the imagination. Most soaps after multiple uses are lifeless, dried out and barely sudsy. We use these bars almost down to 'the last drop' and combine them to invent new flavors! The suds are amazing, thick and creamy, like no other soap I've ever used, homemade or commercial. The scents are spot-on, if it says hydrangea, that's what you see with your eyes closed when breathing it in. It changes your whole attitude in the morning, nearly a religious experience at times. But it's the Dune Shack that will get you! (At least it does me...) This earthy, musky scent makes you feel as if you're in the outer Cape dunes and have the time worn cottage all to yourself. You imagine yourself a writer, pounding on an old Remington with the sound of distant surf for punctuation.
I left a bar of Dune Shack in our shower over the winter. When I opened the back door to our cottage in early April, I noticed a tantalizing scent.....what could it have been? It was the bar of soap from Summerhouse - and all the memories of six summer decades on Cape Cod came flooding back, this from a small, seemingly insignificant bar of soap.
Try this soap, almost any scent will rock your morning.
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