viking (muscle pain relief)
Contrary to popular belief, Vikings and Norse people in general were extremely clean people for their age. Vikings regularly bathed and groomed themselves. They were known to bathe weekly, which was more frequently than most people, particularly Europeans, at the time. Their grooming tools were often made of animal bones and included items such as combs, razors, and ear cleaners. In fact, most Viking graves contain combs along with their weapons.
In fact, John of Wallingford, a monk in England during the Viking age wrote that the local women liked the Viking men because they were so clean! Wallingford wrote: “the Danes, thanks to their habit of combing their hair every day, of bathing every Saturday and regularly changing their clothes, were able to undermine the virtue of married women and even seduce the daughters of nobles to be their mistresses.”
Remnants of Norse soap have actually been found in the archaeological record and some recipes have been handed down from generation to generation in the Northern regions of Europe for hundreds of years.
This Norse soap smells absolutely fantastic. It is made from birch, peppermint and sea salt. This combination is refreshing as it is soothing. It is also in fact, quite medicinal. Birch is chemically related to aspirin. The peppermint opens pores. This ancient soap, besides smelling wonderful, is really a muscle pain reliever! Birch also has a history as being used to relax wrinkles too. The sea salt in it is full of minerals, reduces stress, and also has therapeutic and healing properties.
Wether dealing with muscle pain, or you simply enjoy the wintery ands refreshing scent, or you’re raiding the coast of Northern Europe in your longship, you are sure to love this soap.
made by jd bauer botanicals