On May 18th, 1980 Mt. St. Helens erupted sending a 40 mile wide cloud of ash into the sky. Occurring between Seattle and the location of our newest Blackbird store in Portland, we've chosen this momentous occasion as inspiration for our very own Blackbird soap product: The Mt. St. Helens Blackbird Soap Set.
The soap's lather takes on a blackened, ash colored hue, compliments of the charcoal, and has a distinct woodsy-mint fragrance from the bouquet of Oregon peppermint, Washington geranium, Portland rose, and Pacific Northwest cedarwood contained within. These ingredients are fused together into two black cubes, one for Seattle and one for Portland, and signify for us the symbiosis of the two cities via the now dormant volcano that stands out there in the middle.
Harry R. Truman, famous for refusing to evacuate the impending eruption that subsequently claimed his life, had run the Spirit Lake lodge in the shadow of St. Helens for 52 years. His terminal stubbornness granted him folk hero status in the months leading up to the eruption as he was convinced that a mile distance and a lake between him and the volcano would spare him. Rest in peace Harry.
Blackbird - Mount St. Helen's Soap Set
DETAILS: This set includes two black 2.5" x 2.5" cube soaps with images of Harry R. Truman, an aerial view of Mt. St. Helens, and the date '18th' stamped on all six sides of each. Ingredients include saponified olive, coconut, palm kernel oils, shea butter, beeswax, activated charcoal, essential oils and fragrance. Handmade in Washington State. Never ever tested on animals. It is packaged in a striking white lidded 5" x 2.5" black box with images of the eruption's destruction emblazoned on its top and sides.