Hyvää Päivää- NEW!
Hyvää Päivää- NEW!
Hyvää päivää from the North, this new soap greets with a happy hello! In Finnish päivää means ‘day’, but it is also the folk-name for the deity of the Sun. The cheerful scent of Lemongrass mingled with bright Coriander, the green of Fir Needle and Clary Sage, and a gentle grounding of Carrot Seed are altogether uplifting. This blend gives ode to the Sun’s light and warmth and the role it plays in the cycle of growth and good health.
We hope this soap brightens your day and blesses your skin! Hyvää päivää!
For those who want to read more… Our local Finnish population instituted a festival which at its heart celebrates the return of päivää with a focus on the coming of longer, warmer, sunny days. The festival is called Heikinpäivä and takes place in the middle of January to mark the passing of mid-winter.
This uniquely Finnish-American celebration is based on folk stories from the homeland which depict this time as when ‘the bear rolls over’. Hinting at the hibernating habits of the northern bear, I also suspect it may play off the changing position of the ‘celestial Bears’ in the night sky. Ursa Major and Minor are directly linked to the ancients’ ‘wheel of time’ and were noted to mark the changing of seasons.
Much of the festivities take place outdoors in some of the coldest temperatures, with a parade, costumed dances, outdoor games, including the ‘Wife Carrying Contest’, and even a Polar Bear Dive! Indoors there are markets, music and classes on traditional Finnish crafting. Heikinpäivä participants show their Sisu by championing the Sun’s return and the lengthening of day, despite being surrounded by a frozen winter wonderland.
Everyday North soap is made ‘from scratch’, in small batches with quality ingredients chosen for their benefit to the final bar. Palm oil makes it hard and long lasting, coconut oil provides a quick, fluffy lather, and olive oil gently moisturizes the skin. Still, goat milk is the most outstanding ingredient in the mix! Loaded with vitamins and essential elements that nourish the skin, goat milk also breaks down the ‘glue’ holding dead skin cells together without drying or disturbing the skin’s natural pH. Thanks to the milk, this soap can ease inflammation and acne, soothe dry and damaged skin, reduce wrinkles, and delay signs of aging. Each variety contains a unique blend of pure essential oils or all-natural fragrance, providing options for all preferences. We proudly offer our goat milk soap and are confident it will become one you look forward to using everyday!