Depending on your generation, you might wonder what all the fuss is about edible, All Natural Lip Scrub. Actually, it’s an overnight phenomenon three centuries in the making!
The year is 1719. Pirate John Rackam, better known as Calico Jack, receives a royal pardon for plundering the Seven Seas. The next year, he signs on a new shipmate, a slender crewman with keen business instincts who would help him on a new, tropical pirate enterprise. On an arduous voyage the two discover natives mixing raw, dried sugarcane into coconut milk. Late that night, the 1st Mate removes hat and garb and smoothes some of the sticky mixture over weather-worn skin. The next morning Capt. Jack is summoned for a big surprise. Calico finds his business partner in his chamber, disrobed and wait for it… a woman. Mary Read explained her ruse of dressing like a man to escape an arranged marriage and lead a life of adventure. Her idea was to take what she considered, the island’s wealth of nut butters, coconut milk and sugar and open a profitable trade route and the East Indian Trade Route was born.