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The Soap Woman and Artisan Soaps are devoted to creating handmade soaps, lotions, scrubs and body butters that will make your skin feel like you treated it to a day at the spa. Each product is made by hand with the finest ingredients to delight the senses. Our soap bars are made with olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter, acai berry butter, mango butter, and/or cocoa butter. We use fabulous essential oils and fragrance oils to create an incredible aromatherapy experience.

What are the differences between handmade soaps, lotion, body butters, etc., and commercial products?

Here are some of the facts:
  • Most commercial companies use animal fats (lard and/or tallow) to create their soaps. Except for our Goat's Milk Soap, Artisan Soaps only uses plant oils in its products.
  • When soap is made, it naturally produces glycerin, a humectant that not only draws moisture to the skin, but protects it from the harshness of our environment. Commercial companies press out the glycerin from their soaps to use it in other products such as lotions, shampoos, foods and more.  They make more money by using their glycerin elsewhere. The end result for you, the consumer, is dry, unprotected skin that, over time, shows its wear. You then slather on a commercial lotion that contains all kinds of chemicals you've never even heard of to help the dry, itchy skin. Your pores are blocked, clogged, and your skin loses its vitality, not to mention the chemicals that are absorbed into your system with sub-par products.
  • Remember - your skin is the largest organ in your body. It breathes,  takes in oxygen and absorbs whatever you put on it. Over time, putting products on your skin that contain such things as aluminum, DEA, FD&C colorants, parabens, phthalates and a variety of other chemicals have been shown to cause illness - including respiratory problems, links to cancer and other diseases. Treat your skin well. It ingests what you put on it.
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It's been a great 2014 and we are looking forward to 2015 with open arms and lots of bubbly smiles and personalities! 

We ended this year with some great holiday soaps that sold out in an instant.  In fact, our Candy Cane soap never even made it to the website; it was purchased from locals and was gone before we could offer it online.  For that, and so much more, we are grateful.  Each time we hear from new customers that they have switched over to our soaps and our soaps alone, or we hear from a current customer with great reviews, it pushes us to strive even harder to make more quality products that are safe and luxurious for the skin.

We put a good deal of time into research and development.  And that means that some things take longer than others to be offered on the website.  Artisan Soaps/The Soap Woman is a small business that researches and tries everything before making it available to the public.  We also occasionally send out samples to willing customers who provide feedback so that we can make our products even better. 

Here's to a wonderfully prosperous 2015 for all of us and to a year filled with love, joy and more bubbles and lather than ever!

Happy New Year from The Artisan Soaps Team and from The Soap Woman.