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Transport yourself to a magical otherworldly forest

Matariki Rising


Take a walk through an otherworldly forest while looking up at the glimmering stars during Matariki, the Māori New Year. Limited edition luxurious butter blend soap with added charcoal, clay and coconut milk, with an intoxicating essential oil blend of the rare and precious Oud, mixed with Sandalwood and other forest-themed scents.

Matariki Rising soap bar was created to honour and celebrate the Māori New Year. It boasts a blend of luxurious skin-loving butters & oils, enriched with coconut milk, charcoal and clay. This gives the soap a luxurious silky feel when it comes in contact with water. 

Unlike most naturally scented soaps, the captivating scent will stay on your skin once dry, due to the rich base notes used in the blend. 

Limited edition due to very limited availability of the Oud essential oil, individually numbered x/20. 

Key ingredients & their benefits:

  • Shea butter for a luxuriously soft feeling skin
  • Cocoa butter for its antioxidant and regenerative properties
  • Coconut oil for its superb cleansing and ability to create magnificent bubbles
  • Rice bran oil for its conditioning as it's rich in vitamin E and antioxidants
  • Olive oil for nourishing and moisturising sensitive skin
  • Essential oils of Oud, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Cypress and more, blended with calming Vetiver and relaxing Patchouli to transport you to a magical otherworldly forest

Matariki Rising is:

  • Plant based / vegan friendly
  • Packed with skin-loving oils & butters 

All bars weigh around 100g but due to the handmade nature of them, there is some variance.

    Naked or wrapped?

    It's no secret that BAR OF HOPE is all about sustainable practices and reducing waste. This is why we offer 'naked' bars which come with a product information leaflet and not much else. But if you'd like something a bit more fancy as a gift for someone (or yourself!), we offer a sustainable wrapped option using recycled paper and cotton twine. 

    BAR OF HOPE products are crafted, cut and prepared for you by hands, not machines, so there will be some variation and uniqueness to each bar.

    Ingredients: Sodium Cocoate (Coconut); Aqua; Sodium Oleate (Olive); Sodium Cocoa Butterate; Sodium Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter); Sodium Ricate (Rice Bran); Sodium Ricinoleate (Castor); Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk; Sodium Soybeanate, Hydrogenated (Soy Wax); Essential oils of: Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Cedrus Deodara (Cedarwood), Cupressus sempervirens Leaf/Stem Oil, Abies Sibirica Needle Oil, Agarwood oud oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli), Pinus sylvestris (Pine) Leaf Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Santalum album (Sandalwood) Oil, Vetiveria Zizanioides (Vetiver) Root; Apple Cider Vinegar; Bentonite; Citric Acid; Sodium Lactate; Indigofera Tinctoria (Indigo) Root Extract.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews

    Indescribably exquisite fragrance. Woody scents are my thing. Have to admit my soap is still in a drawer permeating clothes with scent. I’m holding off using it until my equally good Concrete Jungle is used up.

    Anna M
    Let it be Matariki all year

    I never though of myself as a soap fanatic though I do appreciate a nice scent. Then Matariki Arising arrived in my bathroom. I find myself walking in there just to sniff it. I’m a woody, spicy smell person and so many soaps are too flowery for me. This is just perfect. I LOVE it. I want to wash with it five times a day.