Artisan Soaps, Handcrafted Candles, Bath Product, Crafts, And More
We have made a few changes in our products over the past couple of months. We have decided that we like the idea of making, selling and using Vegan products. Previously, we used animal products in our soaps, such as lard and milk. I do not have a problem with animal products, personally, as long as I know these animals are treated humanely. I can not know this if I am not using products from my own animals. Currently, our homesteading venture is on hold, so I am unable to use my own animal products. Therefore, I would rather not use them at all.
Our soaps are now made using our traditional vegan recipe, which consists of Soybean Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Coconut Oil and Castor Oil. We have not been using Palm due to the current environmental issues. We do have a couple of exceptions to this: One would be our Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Soap Bars, which does include Goat's Milk. However, the Goat's Milk used is obtained locally, and from small homesteaders whom we know treat their animals very well. The other is our Grandma's Old Fashioned Soap Bar, which replaces the Soybean Oil with Lard. We are only using lard rendered locally. Our soaps are soft and silky, with a creamy and bubbly lather. They are colored with pigments, micas and spices, when they are colored at all. We do use fragrance oils, which are synthetic, in most of our soaps, but they are all skin-safe and smell lovely. Not all of our soaps are fragranced. Also, we do not over fragrance, so they are not over-powering. Most bars are 2.5-3.5 ounces each, with some being larger bars weighing between 4.5 and 5.5 ounces, and are usually between $3.50 and $6.00 per bar, give or take, depending on the type and the ingredients.
Our candles are made using a para-soy blend, which is creamy, long-burning and holds fragrance very well. Prices are reasonable - about the same as other hand-poured candles!
Our craft items are all made by hand, using high-quality materials. We price our crafts based on the cost of materials, the amount of time needed to create the item, and still keep pricing within the range of other crafters selling similar items.
We are not here to get rich, so we aren't out to squeeze you for every penny we can get for each item. We use all of our products, and love them. We know you will, also. And we want you to be able to enjoy them at affordable prices.