Triggers and Memories

 D•Lead Soap from Natural Pigments.

Have you ever been caught by surprise by a clear sensory memory? Or transported back in time? That’s what happened to me today while using D•Lead hand soap for the first time.

My Father was an Industrial Art's teacher at the same Jr. Sr. High School my sister and I attended. Yep, he knew everything that went on at school, couldn't get away with anything. :) We'd often hang out in his office after school and help with a project or prep for the next day of classes.

The soap in the machine shop was orange, gritty, and dispensed by a metal container centered over the trough style sink. The dispenser had a push button bottom that you pressed with the palm of your hand, it made a distinctive sound when bumped.

The minute I started rubbing my hands together and felt that gritty texture, the industrial smell of the soap – I was 12, washing my hands in my Dad’s classroom. It caught me by surprise with the clarity of the memory. Miss you Dad, you’re with me every day!

 

About the Soap

D•Lead Abrasive Hand Soap. I recently bought a tube of Stack Flake White, a lead white paint from Natural Pigments that is made the way the Dutch Masters did centuries ago. This soap removes lead, cadmium and many other heavy metals from the skin.

Natural Pigments has a wonderfully detailed article on the process used to make the Stack Flake White pigment.