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The Soap Tribune, Issue #153--cozy up for holidays
November 17, 2022

Soap Gift Sets

A few shoppers asked me if I had soap gift sets so they could get one shipped to a friend, who is an Ithaca Soap lover.

I thought about it for a while, since building a website can be challenging. I wanted the sets to be what our community of Ithaca Soap users would actually appreciate.

We can ship them right to your gift recipients. Simply put their address in the where to ship section of the shopping cart. Of course you can also get a set for yourself.

Soap Gift Sets

Ithaca Farmers Market

I can't believe it's the middle of Nov. already. It's time to plan to warm your home or someone else's with good food and great conversation.

The Ithaca Farmers Market is bursting with late Fall harvests of purple, orange, white and green cauliflower. I made the most beautiful fermented purple cauliflower from Stick and Stone Farm. You will have to click the link to see the color of the brine.

New hours!

Saturdays and Sundays 10-2pm starting Saturday Nov. 5th

Last Saturday Market is 12/17/22 (the Rutabaga Curl) Last Sunday Market is 11/27/22

Andy will be there til the very last!

Come to the Ithaca Farmers Market to get colored cauliflowers while they last. Say hello to us in booth 6. fermented-vegetables.html


Wool washing and Free Sweater Pattern

I am getting all of my sweaters ready for Winter by washing them and drying them outside in the cool late Fall air. Give useful gifts this year.

Are you a knitter or know a knitter? Do you have wool looking for a pattern? I missed the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival this year due to family obligation, but not in spirit.

I am giving away one of my sweater patterns. Get a free pdf of Andy's Jersey Sweater with every purchase of 4 quarts of Instant Liquid Soap.

Click the links below for hand washing instructions and to get your free pattern.

Instant Liquid Soap



Buy in bulk

Last Saturday, while I was doing running the Ithaca Farmers Market booth, so many people stopped in to see me (Andy was elsewhere). It's always great to visit in a great setting. It was a lovely day on the waterfront.

So many of my visitors said the same thing...

It takes me forever to go through the soap! The bars last forever and the liquid soap also lasts a very long time.

This year, as we pay closer attention to the economy and where it's headed, more product for your spending dollars is key. You can buy in bulk and give useful gifts that go a long way, increasing the value of that gift.

Buy in Bulk

Ithaca Soap

House cleaning

The nights are cooler, and the days are getting shorter. We are spending more time indoors. That means more time spent cooking and cleaning.

One bag of Instant Liquid Soap, diluted to 2 gallons is an excellent soap to clean the house.

Click the link below for simple zero waste house cleaning tips.

Instant Liquid Soap

Small business rocks!

Do you go to The Egg in Albany, otherwise known as The Concorse?

Check out the Taste NY Store and Visitor Center. Everything in the store is NYS made by small business.

LiXTiK Lip Balm is at the checkout!

speaking of sweaters, yarn, and Rhinebeck, if you re going to Woodstock and Phoenicia make sure to stop in at The Nest Egg for some Ithaca Soap bars and LiXTiK Lip Balm.

Beeswax Lip Balm




Since shipping is out of our hands, I have adjusted our free shipping offer to keep up with the changing times.

Because you are Soap Tribune Subscribers, you have a free shipping coupon for orders of $75.00 or more.

Simply copy and paste the coupon code in the shopping cart. This is the code "freeshippingtribune"

I apologize for this extra step in the checkout process.

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