The 12 soaps of Christmas: Day 11

Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, but the hours the sun is in the sky are pretty amazing. Here in the northern hemisphere, we rejoice on the days the sun is shining bright—it makes the cold seem a little less, well, cold.

There are also a lot of holiday parties (i.e., eating occasions) this time of year. Maybe at one of those functions someone will bring a dessert featuring cranberry and fig. Don’t expect to see one of those fancy desserts if you come to my family’s house; the fanciest thing we make is pumpkin pie using an old, family recipe—the one featured on the label of the can of pumpkin.

But, if you do happen to stay as a guest, I will have Winter Solstice on hand for you to use when you shower. Not only does this soap look and smell lovely, it contains several moisturizing oils that will soothe your dry, itchy skin (and maybe your soul after your exposure to the insanity that is my family).


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