What better way to decorate your Christmas tree than by using handcrafted ornaments from the widows in Kenya? These ornaments are made out of soapstone. Named after it's smooth, soap like feel, soapstone is a rock found in Kenya. After the stone is carved and sanded down, it is then painted by hand. We think they are beautiful and hope you do, too!
Decorate your Christmas tree knowing that you are helping women in Africa with every ornament you put on it.
What is Soapstone?
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock consisting mostly of the mineral talc. It is a relatively soft stone, a calcium carbonate.
As the talc in soapstone is soft to the touch, it gives you the smooth feeling of rubbing a piece of dry soap. Thus the name was derived as “soap” stone.