1 bar of soap hand crafted in a small batch by Red Antler Apothecary inspired by J.C. Ayer Co.’s “Cherry Pectoral”, the first product by the firm. Cherry Pectoral’s marketing targeted children’s health and claimed to cure lung conditions such as influenza and consumption. The first version worked due to an opium derivative legal for medicines at the time. This soap doesn’t have an opium derivative and won’t cure lung conditions, but does have a soothing cherry smell! It may contain: saponified castor, coconut, vegetable oils, milk, oatmeal, honey, beeswax, eggs, roots, leaves, barks, essential oils, sap, charcoal, water.
NOTE: Photo shows two bars of soap to show packaging and soap, but order is for ONE BAR of soap only. Soap measures approximately 3.5″ x 2″ x 1″.
All sales benefit the “Ghost Signs Alive” project, a 2-week exhibit to bring a J.C. Ayer’s “ghost sign” back to life via projection.
DIY Lowell was founded in 2015 by two community members after extensive discussions with leaders across the city. We are a grassroots group dedicated to helping community members make small-scale projects and events happen together. We connect people with ideas to funding, technical assistance, and most importantly to one another. Ghost signs are fading, historical signs on brick buildings. We’re bringing these signs back to life! We’ll share photos, stories, and facts about the signs. The centerpiece will be an illuminated, animated projections of a sign on a building. Sales of postcards and special soap inspired by our first sign, the J.C. Ayer Co., will help fund this free exhibition.