Monday, February 20, 2012

Good Morning!

Todays featured soap is:

Lemon and Tea Tree Oil Soap!

Tea tree oil has been prized for it's antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial qualities. For this, I give this soap a AAA rating! I can't say that this soap will be a cure for everything, but, tea tree oil has been called "Mother Nature's Cure All." Lemon essential oil is astringent and detoxifying, and rejuvenates dull skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating breakouts and various skin disorders. Lemon and tea tree oil are recommended for oily skin.

I believe this is going to be my go-to soap this summer with my skin tending to be a little bit on the oily side. 

Till tomorrow...


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hello Again!  Sorry for not posting for two days, but it was the weekend, and my family took a short trip to the ski hill. 

Todays featured soap is:

Vegan Coconut Milk Lime and Verbena!

This is a vegan alternative milk soap for my customers that don't want any animal products in their soap.

I started it off with coconut milk, then topped it off with real shredded lemongrass. YUMMM! This soap smells good enough to eat, kind of like an awesome girly drink that you might get on a night out with your girlfriends!

This one is moisturizing and vegan due to using coconut milk instead of cows or goats milk.  It has a nice creamy feel to it, I really love this soap. 

Tomorrow I will have a new bar to talk about, hope to see you back!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Welcome Back!  Todays featured soap is...


Chamomile flowers have TONS of healing qualities when used both internally and externally. It has antiaging, anti-inflamitory and antiseptic benefits that cleanse pores and help with skin regeneration. It is also calming to the skin and helps with acne. To give this soap super chamomile benefits, I added a very strong steeping of the tea, added ground chamomile to the soap and topped it off with whole chamomile flowers. This soap is scented with a light, floral scent.

This soap is pretty enough to keep out on your guest bathroom soap dish, smells great, and is just a nice all-around soap.  

Tomorrow I will be back to showcase yet another soap from my line.  Please do come back and visit.  Feel free to comment is you have time!  Thanks!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hello again!  I am back to show you another one of my soaps.  Todays soap is my Calendula with Goatsmilk. 

It is described as follows:

This 100% handmade goatsmilk calendula soap is made from goatsmilk from goats right down the road from me. Goatsmilk is very moisturizing and will benefit people with dry skin, excema and psoriasis. Added to this special edition soap are calendula petals known for having antiseptic, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties and for softening the skin. Lavender essential oil is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues. To add to the luxuriousness of this soap, I infused the olive oil with the calendula petal, and added extra petals to the top. This soap is TOTAL luxury. 

I started making this soap after a friend of mine told me that nothing that she bought would help her skin.  Every product she used would make her break out in either a rash from the harsh chemicals, get inflamed, or burn.  I tried to find the most nourishing and gentle ingredients I could find, and the recipe is AWESOME! 

I'll be back again tomorrow to share another soap with you.


Monday, February 13, 2012

From the Begining

Well, I guess I'm going to start out everyday describing one of my current soaps that I make.  I'll start out with my very first soap that I ever made.  It's called the Spa Bar with clay.   It has added Bentonite clay to remove excess oils from oily skin, and has a nice clean linen scent.  I sell tons of this soap every year, and personally use it on my face everyday.  So many people love this stuff! 

I made this soap because of my horrible breakouts that started after I had my firstborn.  My skin had really behaved quite well through Jr high and high school, then took a nose dive after my pregnancy with my son. 

I tried all of those expensive kits that those women sell you who wear entirely too much makeup to cover their not so nice skin that probably isn't that great because of all of the nasty chemicals that is added to all of those products.  Anyway, to make a long story short, I decided that maybe I could make something that would work that had fewer chemicals, all of which I could read and know what they were. 

After tweaking out a final recipe that worked for me, I finally started having my relatives try this soap out and see if it would work for anyone else.  Within a few months, I was trying out all sorts of new concoctions of herbs, essential oils and fragrances.  My family said that I must sell these soaps to others, and so my soap making business took flight. 

The first time I sold soaps was the week after 9/11 at a farmers market.  I thought for sure that the soaps were not going to sell with how afraid everyone was of what was still unknown about what was happening with the world, but the soaps still sold. 

I started selling soaps at local craft shows around Wisconsin the following year.  It's funny how you can develop a nice following here.  I have people who buy soaps from me every time they find my booth, and sometimes others only see me once a year and stock up for the whole year.  It's so nice to hear, "Oh, thank goodness you are here!  I need soap!!" 

Anyway, this is first of many soaps that I will start to post about.  I hope you like what you have read and come back tomorrow to read about another soap.  Feel free to comment on anything you read here, I would love to hear what you think!

Testing, testing, anyone out there?  This will be the first of hopefully many blog entries written to talk about anything to do with my soap making hobby/business.  From time to time I will also use it to talk about anything I think you might find interesting or funny, too.  
I hope you love what you read, and come back often to see what's going on.