10 Nisan 2012

MIS SOAP

MIS SOAP

These pieces of ornamentation, still seen in the houses of Edirne, leave a sense of refreshment with their appearance and outstanding scent.

Fruit shaped soaps were used both as ornamentation and for cleaning in the past. These soaps are produced in the shape of apple, peer, peaches, grapes, cherries, banana, melon, strawberry, lemons and others fruits with each one carrying a unique scent as they stand out to be the essential trading good of Edirne in the 19th century. It is now a well known fact that the oils of plants and vegetables are easily consumed into the body through the nose, lungs and skin, which turns out to be of great assistance to the bodily health.