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What does lather do?

Organic hand soap is filled with love and goodness. Lather is important. When a soap is natural, lather has a very useful function. A properly made natural soap bar will always lather you up all the way down to the sliver and never spoil or turn to mush. 

Here's how good hand soap works:

The lather collects excess oil and dirt, punctures and kills any virus and bacteria. It does so by by breaking down the outer virus and bacteria membrane, which exposes it to the soap's alkaline environment, causing the disease to die in 20-30 seconds.

Alcohol sanitizers take between 4-30 minutes. Minutes as opposed to seconds.

Clean hands feel good

Complete hand washing feels good and there's a reason for that. Why good soap? Lather from real soap also kills germs

Why I started making soap

I was simply tired of using natural soap that irritated my skin and my sense of smell. Many soaps aromas are so toxic, I would get headaches or a sore throat.

The word natural is liberally used and abused when it comes to personal care. Fragrance in our world means synthetic perfumes, usually made from coal tar and petroleum byproducts. Natural perfumes are made from plant distillates in a category broadly called essential oils

On my soap journey, I came across a fantastic simple natural soap. I loved it and thought I had arrived. I went about my life.

After I fell in love with the hand soap bar I began to rely on, it seemed to be in short supply at my food coop here in Ithaca, NY. Since I had a different business at the time, where I traveled to NYC regularly, I thought I would just get it there. That worked once. Then it was gone.

hand soap for the whole body

I like being clean, so I went back to the natural soap I had been using straight away. I was changed. Jaded. It didn't lather, and left my skin dry.

I tried lots of different hand soaps that I used for my whole body. Inexpensive, natural ones that lasted less than a week. More expensive perfume-y bars that gave me headaches. Liquid shower washes that instantly made my skin peel up in scales. I sneezed, coughed, and need lotions. Nothing relieved the dryness. 

I am a recipe maker and figure out how to make what's in my mind as the ideal solution to fulfill needs; mine or someone else's. So I went to work. I didn't plan on being a soap maker. It was a necessity. I was driven.

essential oils

roses from our 17th century damask roses bush. A few flowers fills the house with it's narcotic aroma.

By then, Andy and I were in a solid relationship, so I moved into his farmhand house. It was on a pasture edge of his family's 500 acre dairy farm, 60 miles from Ithaca. 

I read books, gathered my tools and ingredients, and raided my own personal essential oil perfume stash. Andy made soap in high school, so he understood the chemistry. Then I went to work in the 8’ x 8’ kitchen.

I made soap every day for a few weeks, tweaking each batch until I got nice lathery, solid bars. Then the next one, I put my intoxicating rose essential oil in it and cut it into fifty 2” squares. It was divine.  

give the gift of soap love

We went on a day trip to Ithaca. It was a blustery day in Dec. 1999. We packed up 48 of those rose bars of soap and gave them to our friends, who we saw while we were out and about town. To this day, those lucky recipients still remember that batch.

I continued to learn and refined my recipe for 2 years, until I found the exact mix to replicate the soap I fell in love with. I studied and experimented with a variety of ingredients. During that time, I also learned about essential oils. I discovered that my prized rose essential oil that I thought I could just replace was not exactly replaceable. When I was 15 years old,I paid $5.00 for 1 dram of Damask Rose Otto Concrete, that i bought in a NYC West Village apothecary. It was so potent, I could touch the rim of the bottle and it was more than I needed to be fully perfumed for weeks. In 1999 that dram cost $80.00, which was approximately $1360.00 an oz. Inflation…


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soap and money

How much soap money does a shower cost you?

Let's say you spend $3.00 on a bar of soap and it lasts for 7 days of showers. That's $.43 per shower. 

For your next bar of soap, you spend $8.50. That seems like a lot of money, except it lasts for 8 weeks or 56 showers. That's $.15 cents per shower. F.Y.I.: One bar lasts me and Andy 6 weeks of daily showers - 84 showers.

Good soap is cost effective. More

Liquid Soap Bar

This unique liquid soap in solid form is intentionally designed to be used as a liquid.  It will begin its transformation from a solid to a liquid on contact with water. Once it touches water, the dissolving process begins.

This creation is patent pending and available for license.

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soap and money

How much soap money does a shower cost you?

Let's say you spend $3.00 on a bar of soap and it lasts for 7 days of showers. That's $.43 per shower. 

For your next bar of soap, you spend $8.50. That seems like a lot of money, except it lasts for 8 weeks or 56 showers. That's $.15 cents per shower. F.Y.I.: One bar lasts me and Andy 6 weeks of daily showers - 84 showers.

Good soap is cost effective. More