This soap is made with bay & cypress essential oils. The Bay tree is related to Allspice, & is native to South America. It is used to make "bay rum," shaving cologne, & is reputed to be a remedy for hair loss. It is scented like cloves, cinnamon, & nutmeg. Cypress oil, from the Mediterranean evergreen, has also been used in men's colognes. It was used in Egyptian & Chinese medicine, & the Chinese associated it with contemplation because its roots grow in the shape of a seated man. The Greeks dedicated the tree to Pluto. Its scent is smoky, pungent, pinelike, & spicy. Aromatherapists say it treats low blood pressure & poor circulation, is antiseptic & deoderant, & eases insomina and grief.

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