The Franciscan Padres brought the almond to California in the mid 1700's. However the moist, cool weather didn't provide the optimum growing conditions. It wasn't until the late 1870s that successful cross-breeding and research inland provided the almonds we know today. At Alabu we've taken the delightful, spicy aroma-filled almond essential oil and added it to our fantastic all-natural soap. This wonderful fragrant skin-moisturizing lather is sure to soothe and relax you. Our almond essential oil comes from real California-grown almonds! More nutrients in fresh goat milk results in an ultra-moisturizing soap that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.