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The Soap Woman is 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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November is a funny month.  We're still trying to hang onto Autumn with it's evening bonfires, smatterings of Indian summer, the scent of falling leaves and crisp apple cider.  Instead, we reluctantly accept the onslaught of colder days, brisk winds and  snow (at least here in Michigan!).

Preparations for the holidays really start in November as we close out October with Halloween and All Saint's Day festivities and look forward to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year. 

Our Pumpkin Souffle' soap will be available through the end of the year.  We extended it's stay because it has become so popular and wanted to keep it available through the entire holiday season. 

This week, Artisan Soaps will be adding more holiday soaps, including Sleigh Ride (a fabulous combo of fir trees, mistletoe, berries, clove buds, lily, and pineapple - exquisite!!!!!!), Frankincense & Myrrh (so soft and enticing a scent, that we look forward to making this one every year!), Candy Cane (a heady peppermint made with peppermint essential oil!), and, Pomander (orange clove - ahhhh!). 

May your days be happy, exciting, busy, satisfying, relaxing and joyful!