RR 1, Star, Alberta, Canada T0B 4E0

Welcome to my soapy world!

About Me

Back to Basics

I live on a century-old family homestead and have heard many stories of the trials, tribulations and accomplishments our grandparents and great-grandparents endured. I was interested in learning about some of the old ways and processes used on the farm that provided many of the things we take for granted today. Soap, in particular, was made from mixing a combination of refined fat (lard) taken from farm stock, and mixing it with lye. I haven't used lard in my soap yet but I plan to in the near future. Instead, I find environment-friendly and sustainable oils, such as coconut, olive, sunflower, palm, almond, avocado and castor oils. Shea, mango and cocoa butters may also be used.

 

I took soap making classes, experimented with recipes and spent many hours studying essential oils and aromatherapy. I am currently in my second year of studying to become a certified Aromatherapist. 


Learning about the different chemicals used in mass-produced soap, which are known to be harmful to our bodies, encouraged me to go back to the basics of soap making. I realized that creating beautiful scented soap was a fun hobby that could possibly become a business. 

Essential Oils

Adding pure genuine essential oils from respected international companies to the soap formulation makes each bar unique. Some of these oils are orange, peppermint, patchouli, lavender, anise, vanilla, cedarwood, ylang ylang, clove, cinnamon, grapefruit and lemon. There may be soaps made with fragrance oils as well, which have been purchased from reputable, soap manufacturing companies.

Small, unique batches

The recipes I use make between 8-20 bars which differ in size and weight. Essential oils and fragrances create the unique scents. Dried flowers, seeds, grains, and sea salt, may be used to give an exfoliant texture to the bar of soap. Once the soap is cut the bars must cure for a minimum of 4 weeks to ensure the soap is thoroughly hardened and will last a longer time.



Please note: content provided on this site is solely for informational purposes.  It is your responsibility to consult a licensed physician or qualified health care professional for advice, diagnosis, and/or treatment of any health related condition.

Subscribe

Sign up to hear from us about specials, sales, and events.

Privacy Policy

Information Collection, Use and Disclosure

  •  We use your personal information to process your order and provide you with customer service. Information is collected from you in several different ways on this Site. For example, it is used to
    • Help make the Site easier for you to use.
    • Help you quickly find information and products.
    • Help us create unique content relevant to you. 
    • Alert you to new products we offer.

Registration and Ordering: 

  • Before using certain parts of any Site or ordering products, you must complete an online registration form. During registration, you will be prompted to provide to us certain personal information, including but not limited to your name, shipping and billing address, phone number, email address, and credit card information. This kind of personal information is used for billing purposes, to fulfill your orders, to communicate with you about your order and for internal marketing purposes. If we encounter a problem when processing your order, your personal information may be used to contact you.
  • Cookies and Other Technology: 
    • Like many sites, the Site employs cookies and web beacons (also known as clear GIF technology or "action tags") to speed your navigation of the Site, recognize you and your access privileges, and track your Site usage.