Cold Press Soaps – for sale

Cold Press Soaps – for sale

Soap bars cut

I have been making homemade soaps for about five years.  I wanted to make soap for a couple of years before that.  I didn’t do it because I was confused and intimidated by the chemistry mumble-jumble and the investment of equipment and ingredients.  Then I met my friend, Lynn, who makes very beautiful soaps.  She gave me lots of encouragement, sold me the ingredients for one batch and let me use her equipment.  I had a blast and my first batch of soap turned out wonderfully! 

My motivation to make homemade soap was to do something fun, have good homemade soap for our family, and to have extra soap to give away as gifts to family and friends.   Then a few members of my family and some friends have asked to buy my soap.  I love my soap and am flattered that others like it too. 

soap in basket

My Aunt Anita has been a good sales person for me, telling many people about my soap, selling my soap at her craft sale in her vacation home community.  My friends, Lila and Rhonda, are great customers and I love that they are sharing my soaps with others.  (This post was prompted by these women and their inquires to what I have available)

The ingredients:  Water (sometimes snow), lye, olive oil, organic coconut oil, palm oil and essential oils.  Some soaps will have exfoliants added, such as ground oatmeal or lavender flowers or cinnamon.

Cinnamon/Orange with ground cinnamon.

soap cinnamon orange

March Flakes (made in March with snow), ground lavender flowers, essential oils – lemon, lavender and rosemary. 

Sold out!

soap March flakes

Patchouli/Orange, ground oatmeal, essential oils – patchouli, orange, lemon.

soap patchouli orange

Lavender and Lemongrass

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soap Lavender & Lemongrass

This soap is an exception…I have cut small bars, each about 2 oz each and put them together as a set to equal 4 oz.

Top bar: March Flakes (made in March with snow), ground lavender flowers, essential oils – lemon, lavender and rosemary.

Bottom bar: Lemon/Lavender, ground cinnamon, essential oils – lemon and lavender.

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soap small bars

My newest soaps…

Juniper, Lavender & Rosemary

soap Juniper lavender rosemary

Lavender, Vanilla & Patchouli

soap swirl patchouli vanilla

Felted soap…

Essential Oils:  Lavender, Vanilla & Patchouli (these might be closer to 3 oz. bars)  $3

soap felted

My soaps weigh about 4 ounces/bar.  Each bar is $3.

A great gift for someone special could be soap and a small container of my Beeswax Body Balms or Healing Balms.

Beeswax Body Balm & Booty Balm – for sale

Beeswax Body Balm

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Booty Balm

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The Beeswax Body Balm and Booty Balm are essentially the same product except that the Booty Balm has no essential oils, for the extra sensitive baby or person or for the person who doesn’t like scented lotions and creams.

This balm can be great for dry skin from head to toe!  I have psoriasis on my scalp and when I have flare-ups I have put it on my scalp before going to bed and wash my hair in the morning. 

I have also used it for:

All over my body: especially on my lips, face, elbows, knees, very dry hands, feet and “chub rub” places.

Cradle cap.

Baby’s bottom during diaper changes for a moisture barrier.

Don’t laugh about this one:  I don’t ever wear perfume, but I will put this on my neck and behind my ears when I am going out and will be hugging my friends.

If you want something more healing check out my Healing Balm.

Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, and beeswax.  And essential oils.

Currently, I have three different kinds of the Beeswax Body Balm:

Patchouli, Orange and Lemon

Lavender, Rosemary and Lemon

Lavender and Lemon grass

I am able to make some to order with your choice of essential oils.  Leave me a comment and I can send you a list of the essential oils I have on hand.

A small container (1.5 oz)  – $4.00

A list of benefits of my ingredients:

6 Healthy Uses for Coconut Oil – http://www.care2.com/greenliving/6-healthy-uses-for-coconut-oil.html

Skin benefits of beeswax – http://www.livestrong.com/article/192009-skin-benefits-of-beeswax/

Benefits of Olive Oil On Skin Health – http://comluv.com/benefits-of-olive-oil-on-skin-health/

A natural alternative to Neosporin – for sale

Healing Balm

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My Healing Balm has antibacterial qualities similar to Neosporin. This healing cream will form a layer on your skin protecting it while carrying the active ingredients to the affected area.

Ingredients: organic coconut oil and organic olive oil infused with dried organic comfrey and dried calendula, beeswax, and essential oils – tea tree, lavender, and lemon.

Antiseptic properties of the essential oils include:

  • Tea tree oil: antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial
  • Lavender: analgesic (pain relief), antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial
  • Lemon: antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial

 Benefits of dried herbs:

  • Comfrey: stimulates cell growth and repairs while simultaneously depressing inflammation.
  • Calendula: has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, antifungal, antiviral, and immunostimulant properties making it useful for disinfecting and treating minor wounds.

Uses:

Cuts, sores, scrapes and bruises

Acne (before and after they pop)

 Mosquito bites (before and after they’re scratched) & Stings

Chapped Lips or hands

Wrinkles & puffy eyes

Cracking heels

Diaper rash

Sunburn

Eczema & dry skin

Poison Ivy

Anywhere your skin needs healing

I also have a body balm and a booty balm (click here for the link).

Updated:  New container, 2 oz., $5.

healing balm 2 oz

  

Aprons – for sale

Aprons

These are aprons I have already made and are waiting for a kitchen to cook in.

I also can make an apron for you out of my huge stash of fabric.  

Please feel free to click on the photo to see an enlarged version.

The child aprons can fit a child up to age 7 or 8.  The approximate dimensions are: 9.5 inces across the chest, 26.5 inches long, 21 inches wide, the neck strap is 21.5 inches long and the tie straps are 26 inches long.

The adult apron approximate dimensions are: 9 inches across the top, 30 inches long, 27.5 inches wide, the neck strap is 21.5 long and the tie straps are 27.5 inches long

Cost:  Child apron $12 and Adult apron $15

Child – Butterflies

 (100% cotton, lined & a pocket is on the belly area)

  Child – Sport balls

  (100% cotton, lined & a pocket is on the belly area)

Child and Adult – Fruit slices

 (Hancock Duck fabric not lined)

Child and two Adult – Green chilies

 (this fabric is a heavier cotton, Hancock Duck fabric used for pockets and straps)

Adult – Chocolate candies

 (Hancock Duck fabric not lined)

Adult – Dots

 (Hancock Duck fabric not lined)

I am willing to ship within the United States.

Please feel free to contact me at jvater@tds.net.

I have a large selection of fabrics already in my stash.  I can email photos of fabrics if you give me ideas of colors and/or theme you are interested in.