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THE DISTILLER - Star Anise Soap

This tonic and stimulating moisturizing soap, just like the appetite inducing star anise essential oil that it contains, may bring you back some fond memories of the intoxicating Ricard or Sambuca drink! Its licorice smell is clearly exhilarating!

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6.49 $

This tonic and stimulating moisturizing soap, just like the appetite inducing star anise essential oil that it contains, may bring you back some fond memories of the intoxicating Ricard or Sambuca drink! Its licorice smell is clearly exhilarating! It uplifts and relaxes both the mood and the body.

It's a 100% natural soap, made with pure olive oil in the beautiful Eastern Townships area. We handcraft all our products with care for you and for the planet!

Tip from the Soapmaker: It has been noticed, on rainy days, that the Distiller is the number one choice amongst our customers. Hmm, is this an urban legend?!

Ingredients: Olive oil, organic coconut oil, beeswax, water, sodium hydroxide, star anise essential oil, iron oxide (red color).

Do you know Émilien Vallée and the reason why he was called Rednose? Follow the scent of this Legend! Print it by downloading the .pdf file under the "Download" tab.


This story takes place in 1922, in the Township of Potton, along the US border. In those days, Émilien Vallée, a farmer by trade but mostly an inveterate drinker, found himself wrestling with prohibition. To serious drinkers, prohibition was quite a blow – alcohol was very hard to find on the shelves of local general stores. Émilien had run dry, so he decided to make his own moonshine. He called it his “stave juice,” and for good reason. His recipe called for ageing cheap alcohol in old oak whiskey barrels. The concoction sold like hotcakes on the black market. Émilien’s bootleg business flourished so rapidly that he sold his calves, cows and pigs to invest in it. Even Americans were crossing the border to buy the heady liquor made by the man they called Rednose.

Before long, he had run short of barrels. He rushed to the Port of Montreal to buy a shipment recently arrived from Europe. Upon his return, he worked feverishly to remove the bungs to add his 45% alcohol, but much to his surprise, the smell of liquorice wafted out of the bung holes. With orders backed up, Émilien had no choice but to use the new barrels, despite the fragrance of star anise. He called his new brew “Le pique-nez,” unaware that by using the liquorice barrels, he had invented an anise liqueur. Everyone who tried it revelled in its unique taste. And of course, when it came to swigging down his amber elixir, Émilien left no quarter – a taste-tester’s job was never done!

His reputation spread so far and wide that when prohibition was repealed, he proudly – and legally – bore the title of Liquorist.

Author : Carol Laperrière
Proofreader : Venise Landry
Translator : Christopher Carrie

Copyright - Savonnerie des Diligences 2012

 

THE DISTILLER - Star Anise Soap THE DISTILLER - Star Anise Soap   :
Ma découverte beauté, fraîcheur, bonheur! Je ne peux me passer de ce savon pour toutes ses propriétés mais également pour son odeur. Je vous avoue un secret... j'en ai même un dans mon coffre à gant de voiture afin de me balader avec cette odeur partour avec moi! Comme dirait ma mère: "Ca sent le propre!"

Si un jour une gamme de produit est faite à cette odeur, je veux être au lancement!
THE DISTILLER - Star Anise Soap THE DISTILLER - Star Anise Soap   :
Je n'ai jamais senti un savon à l'anis étoilé ! Ça doit être vraiment spécial... Je vais assurément l'essayer bientôt ! Le personnage sur l'illustration est tellement beau !!
THE DISTILLER - Star Anise Soap THE DISTILLER - Star Anise Soap   :
Oh ! Et je viens de lire la légender reliée à ce savon... Vraiment amusante !
J'aime beaucoup le concept des légendes ! C'est magique !
THE DISTILLER - Star Anise Soap THE DISTILLER - Star Anise Soap   :
Avec ce savon c'est l'aromathérapie mon amie....garanti !!! oubliez pas de vous lavez...de respirer...et surtout de relaxer !! Ce savon garde son odeur jusq'au dernier petit morceau :)) ....