In this section, we offer a wide selection of Asian soaps. The choices range from Chinese soaps, such as the Shanghai moon soap which has a pair of soaps with longevity signs on the top and unique old poster illustrations on the cover of the box, to Japanese soaps, such as our green tea scented soaps.
We also carry the famous Bee Flower brand sandalwood soap. The cherry blossom scented soap favors are a must have for a cherry blossom theme wedding or event, or even an ideal gift for your loved ones. Our Asian soaps are exotic and ones you canít find just in any store. They are custom made and with unique scents. So why donít you pamper yourself and get one of our exotic soaps?
Sandalwood soap is a type of soap made with essential oils derived from trees of the genus Santalum. These essential oils are fragrant and aromatic and most often utilized to make incense and perfume, as well as soap.
Sandalwood essential oils calm the skin and often effective when applied to dry or irritated skin or any skin problems. Sandalwood is effective in speeding up the healing process of burns, cuts, scrapes and other flesh wounds, because of its antiseptic qualities. Sandalwood oils are used in aromatherapy to reduce stress and also for antiseptic purposes.When you wash feet which have ringworm or athleteís foot, with sandalwood, the fungal infection is eliminated. The antiseptic and microbial properties in sandalwood are because of a chemical compound called Beta-Santalol, which is major contributor of the characteristic woody aroma.
has a bright, spicy, woody fragrance, which relaxes you and also helps you to relieve stress. That is why sandalwood oils are often used in aromatherapy.
For more then 1000 years, China has been importing sandalwood. During that time, Sandalwood was a valuable perfume which was sacrificed to Buddha. Sandalwood came to China together with Buddhism, later on it spread to the inland from Yunnan, Tibet and coastal areas; devotees used to spend lots of money to buy a small piece of sandalwood for the burning of incense, in order to show their string faith in Buddhism . Sandalwood was later on, utilized in Chinese medicine, craftwork and high end cosmetics. In Lama Temple of Beijing, there is a Buddha statute carved with sandalwood wood; the Buddha is 26 meters in height and with a diameter of 3 meters. It was a big sandalwood tree purchased by the 7th generation Dalai Lama of Tibet, from Nepal in order to show his appreciation to the Qing Dynasty for ending a rebellion in Tibet. The tree was shipped to Beijing in three years by more than 1000 of serfs.
We have a great selection of scented soaps; you can either go for gensing, rose, jasmine or sandalwood. Our famous Bee & Flower sandalwood soap is a soap you must buy at any cost. The Bee & Flower natural sandalwood soap gives your skin a delightful and a lasting scent. The soap is a gentle soap made in Shanghai, China and is hand milled to give it a long life and freshness. It is a natural sandalwood soap and has no artificial fragrances. It makes your skin soft and moist with a long lasting pleasing fragrance.
You can also use our Bee & Flower sandalwood soaps as air fresheners, you can keep it in the closet or drawer or even your car. They give you such a pleasing fragrance. They are also beautifully packaged and ideal for gift baskets. The price wonít create a dent in your pocket; in fact the soap is worth every penny. Once you start using them, you wonít get enough of them. Our soap comes in a set of 12.