It's no secret that Ben Franklin had a thing for the ladies of France, but he had an even bigger love affair with the French bath.
When Ben Franklin came to Paris, he quickly fell in the love with the French habit of bathing several times a week. With his aches and pains, nothing made the aging statesman feel better than a soak in his tub .
So much so that his grandson wrote admiringly of his 70 year-old grandpa, "The warm bath three times a week has made quite a young man out of him. His pleasing gaiety makes everybody love him, especially the ladies, who permit him always to kiss them."
Whether it was getting clean for those kisses or soaking his pains away, Dr. Franklin's beloved bath would have been accompanied by a luxurious soap like this one.
Available in 1770 scent favorites of orange blossom, honeysuckle, and lilac, our version of Dr. Franklin's Soap is reminiscent of his era and his delight in his bath.
Weight: 3.9 ounces / 111 grams
Size: Approximately 2 7/8" in diameter, 1.25 inches high
Available in custom colors and scents for an extra $2 per bar. For more info on ordering custom colors and scents, go here.
Dr. Franklin, surrounded by the ladies
Contemporary print of his March 20, 1778 appearance at Versailles
This decor soap is carefully crafted from a glycerin-enhanced shea soap and shipped in bio-degradable shrink-wrap.
Once the soaps is removed from its bio-degradable shrink-wrap, it can absorb moisture from the atmosphere, resulting in beads of glycerin dew forming on the surface. It’s best to keep the soap in the shrink-wrap until it is used for washing or for display.
To maximize the longevity of this luxury soap bar, keep the bar dry between uses. A soap dish that drains works best. For extended storage, please keep the soap in a protective wrapper, storing it in a cool, dry place away from moisture and light.
This soap is for external use only. Be sure to keep the soap and soap lather out of your eyes.