Nubian Heritage Peppermint Bar Soap softens, purifies and refreshes with crushed almonds and baking soda.?Mentha Piperita, also known as Peppermint, is one of the earliest documented medicinal herbs cultivated by ancient Egyptians. Renowned for its cooling, astringent and purifying benefits on the skin, Peppermint also has a stimulating aromatic effect on the mind. Legend has it that Cleopatra used the gel of the Aloe Vera plant in her bath water and in the colorings for her eyes and lips. Aloe, the "Plant of Immortality," is an essential botanical first aid treatment dating back to 4th century BC when ancient doctors obtained Aloe from islands in the Indian Ocean. For over three thousand years, over 300 species of Aloe Vera have been known to promote healing to damaged or dry hair and skin.