We believe that purposes of apothecary products are cleansing and nourishment, but we are also assured that they should be natural, aesthetically pleasing and capable to create the feeling of ritual. Karen Kim, the founder of wonderful Binu Binu soap house, probably had the same thought in mind when started to create these simple and beautiful, skin-benefiting soap bars in natural tones. Named after “binu”, the Korean word for soap, Binu Binu soap bars, and formulations are inspired by the ritual and simplicity of the Korean public bath. Karen’s desire was to “simplify the soap bar form into something minimal but beautiful that would add interest to wherever it was placed, and be pleasing to hold.”
Cold-processed Binu Binu handmade soaps are made in small batches and all use the same base – boricha, Korean roasted barley tea rich in antioxidants. Other botanical ingredients and essential oils used in soaps are 100% natural and free of fragrances or any chemicals. Same ingredients are also responsible for the wonderful tonal palette of these beautiful monolithic bars that with their philosophy, aesthetic and ingredients are capable of turning daily cleansing into a ritual.
Binu Binu Soaps are available also at Mohawk General Store
Karen Kim and Binu Binu Soap House were recently featured on Steven Alan blog / read the interview here