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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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Welcome, Summer!  With that, we have our Limited Edition Watermelon soap available and will soon be launching a couple of other summertime soaps:  Cotton Candy and Bubblegum.  Kids love these soaps, as do most adults.  Fun, whimsical, a salute to carnivals, fairs and blowing bubbles. 

Our foaming sugar scrub is now available and it is fantastic!  Mixed with real soap, skin-loving oils and pure cane sugar, this is packed with goodness.  You will love it.  We've scented this with Crisp Anjou Pear, a light fruity scent, that everyone will love.

We've launched our Liam & Lucas series and, so far, it has been well-received.  Currently available are individual soaps made with pureed organic carrots, olive oil, a touch of coconut oil, and chamomile and calendula infused avocado oil.  It is extremely gentle and would even work well on sensitive adult skin.  And it's 100% natural!  We also have our 100% natural baby powder and diaper cream.  Check it out; you won't be disappointed.

Finally, we are hoping to celebrate birthdays here at Artisan Soaps.  Message us your birthdate and email and on your birthday, we'll email you a gift certificate.  We sincerely appreciate our customers and want to show them that with this token of gratitude.

Until next time,

- The Soap Woman