Patchouli with Aloe Vera Soap contains the tantalizing fragrance of patchouli plus aloe vera to be a gentle cleanser for the skin. Patchouli Oil first became known in Britain about 1820 (Queen Victoria 1819-1901) when used to impregnate Paisley shawls that Indian weavers made for export. They were not able to sell them if not scented with Patchouli. This is a fascinating fragrance enjoying tremendous popularity in the 1860's and said to improve with age. Aloe Vera has a even longer history--going back to Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and other ancient people. It is considered to have many benefits and today is widely used for cosmetic application. This combination makes for a Great (Grandma) Soap! Charming lavender-hued oval bar. All purpose: Face, hands, body. An engaging, fascinating fragrance combined with beneficial Aloe Vera.