Generously speckled with marigold petals, lavender and chamomile, this practical washball is modelled on those available to the everyday person, whether made at home or bought from passing peddlers. It remains accurate through most historic periods from the late medieval onwards.
85g Washball: provided in a clear plastic wrap with historical notes
Based on authentically boiled all olive Castile soap, these washballs have a brown, speckled surface which is entirely normal for most herb based soaps. They have a subtle, herbal fragrance produced by the lavender, chamomile, marigold petals and rosewater used in their manufacture and make a great hand or bath soap. To preserve the life of the soap, make sure you drain it well after use. The soap will continue to harden and shrink slightly if it is stored for extended periods of time.
Notes for re-enactors:
Suitable for everyday use, based on washballs known from the Tudor period onwards and deliberately made using ingredients that would have been available to less wealthy households. Although they are not implausible for late medieval, they are most accurate for all periods from the 1500s onwards, common herb washballs were still in use
right into the nineteenth century.