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2020 Last Minute Gifts – Pick-up only, near CCU

Please don’t order from this page. Contact me because supplies are somewhat limited now. The surest way to reach me is to call me. Then we can talk about what is and is not in stock at the moment. 843.333.9930. You can try text or FB messenger but I do not always get those messages right away. 

I have almost all soaps in stock, bar and liquid. Skin food and Slather in many but not all scents. Candles too. Roll-on perfumes in all scents. I am out of shampoo and conditioner and Magnificent Moisture Mist. Also out of Simply Shea.  (Will have them again as soon as supplies arrive, supply chains are backed up.)

If you have made an order, all have been shipped or are ready for pick-up.  

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    Soap Bars

  • Dahlia's are colored with natural indigo and scented with Lavender EO. Sunflower is scented with Frankincense and Ylang Ylang Essential Oil and colored with beta carotene, Rose and Heart and colored with Rose Kaolin Clay and scented with Rose Fragrance Oil. The scents ae all heavenly!

  • Liquid Soaps

  • Phat coconut is almost the same soap as Orange Sunshine but without scent. I have to say that for some of us it just doesn't have the same magic as the original Orange Coconut, on the other hand, some people like it better. You can add your own essential oils and make it your own magical soap.

  • I would never have expected to love a liquid soap, especially after using Orange Sunshine for years which is the only soap - or cleaner - a person needs. However, this soap is truly lovely. It feels wonderful on hands and body and the scent really holds. I always have some on my bathroom sink now.

  • Moisturizer

  • Skin Food is a delicious concoction for your skin made from 75% Organic Unrefined Shea Butter and 25% Organic Unrefined Coconut oil and whipped to make a delightful moisturizer that you can use wherever you have skin. It is packaged in a 4oz tin.

  • Simply Shea is just that: The highest quality shea butter with the scent of your choice, or no scent at all. You'll find 100 uses for it.

  • Slather has a whole page description of it's own, here.

  • The moisturize Mist in the unmarked bottle is the one I told everyone about as a fantastic spray on moisturizer. It's perfect on wet skin after a shower or on dry skin any time. It also turns out that it is a good leave-on hair conditioner.

    The second product (on the left) is a bar of shampoo (syndet, not soap. That means it's make out of the same type of ingredients as high end shampoos but it's not soap based) . It is a fabulous shampoo but - as it turns out - it also has everything you'd want in a body wash!

    The third product is a hair conditioner bar. This too has some chemicals that I didn't used to use in my products but if you want to condition hair you will need processed products to do it. This fits the bill wonderfully for that and I'm told it's also good for shaving your legs, so these three little items that I made rather reluctantly because of the "chemicals" in them turn out to be 3 of the best things in ages, items that will cover most of what you need and you're really lucky I changed my mind and started looking into some healthy - if not totally natural - chemicals. (and face it, there isn't anything that isn't chemical. Water is a chemical)

    Moisture Mist (Label & ingredients coming soon) 8 oz. $10.

    Shampoo Bar $9

    Conditioner Bar $10

    These items have been tested but they are new for sale. They should last a very long time but for these items only, if you let me know within 14 days that you are not happy with them, I will refund half your money in a credit toward your next purchase.

    The complete ingredients for these products are listed at the very bottom of this page

  • Wonderful little 10ml bottles of your favorite Essential Oils or Fragrances in a base of fractionated coconut or jojoba oil.

    $7 each or Buy 4 for $24



Scents used in Scented Soap Gel, Slather, Skin Food, Perfume Roll-on Scents:

    • Lemongrass & Eucalyptus
    • New Moon (Patchouli & Amyris)
    • Patchouli
    • Lavender
    • Sandalwood*
    • Amber Vanilla*
    • Nag Champa*Grapefruit & Clove
    • Unscented

*denotes fragrance oil (instead of or in addition to EO: essential oil)

Soap Ingredients:

Castile: olive oil, water, sodium hydroxide

Olive & Coconut Soap (now with highfalutin Palm) (aka Trinity Soap)
I’ve modified the formula this year. I always knew that the addition of palm oil made better soap that lasted longer. I was never willing to use it because of deforestation and what it did to the orangutans. There’s been some sustainable palm oil but I just didn’t quite trust it. Over the years, because we’ve been asking for it, it’s been improving. I’m now willing to trust the RSPO and buy some of their certifies palm oil. It doesn’t save me any money in making the soap because I buy the organic, sustainable RSPO certified but it will save you some if it lasts longer. bars cut from a loaf. These are about 5.5 ounce bars. Bigger than the Soleseife bars and now might last longer than our  Soleseife which is a long lasting soap.

Ingredients:  Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Organic RBD sustainable Palm Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide Castor Oil and EO or FO as noted

  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass & Eucalyptus
  • Cinnamon Sandalearth
  • New Moon (Patchouli & Amyris)
  • Patchouli
  • Unscented

Soleseife (zo•luh zy•fuh)

These are the bars on the right side of #9. They are square bars made in molds. These are about 4 ounces but last longer than the other bars, generally.

This soap is a very long lasting soap made from coconut oil, sea salt water sodium hydroxide and the Essential Oils or Fragrances as noted. If you know about soap ingredients, let me assure you that this soap has plenty of extra coconut oil to keep it from being drying.

  • Sunflower (Frankencense & Ylang Ylang EO) only in the  flower
  • Sandalwood*
  • Amber Vanilla*
  • Nag Champa*
  • Grapefruit & Clove
  • Lemon Blossom
  • Unscented

Skin Food

Always a popular seller but only shipped in cooler months.  75% Organic Unrefined Shea Butter and 25% Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil are whipped together (without heating or cooling) until it reaches the consistency of magic to make a “beyond body butter” confection for your skin.  Essential Oils are added to the scented varieties but unscented it has the wonderful aroma of shea with a small hint of coconut. You’re going to love this!  4 oz. tin.

Simply Shea

This is so simple that I didn’t even think to make it for years. It is the highest quality shea butter (the same that is in my skin food), mixed for consistency but not whipped. It goes into a roll-up tube with nothing but a scent, if you want a scent. It does a lot of things. It is fantastic on any dry patches. Winter cheeks, elbows and heels love it. Some people use it on their hair and I’ve heard of it being used on beards. Reports are that it is great to shave with. Sunburn also appreciates it (though my new spray on moisturizer is what I’d use for that.

The Magnificent Magical “Moisture Mist for Hair & Body” This is a wonderful moisturizing spray that was intended as a body spray. It is perfect on set skin after shower or on dry skin anytime. It also turns out to be a great leave-in hair conditioner spray – new this year!!

contains: water, aloe juice, sodium lactate, glycerin, hydrolyzed oat protein, panthenol, BTMS 50, cyclomethicone, dimethicone and Liquid Germall Plus as a preseecative.

Slather is  lotion   Please see this page for complete information about Slather

Soap Decks?

Handmade soap (and any soap) needs to be able to dry and stay dry between uses. This will make it last much longer. My wood soap decks serve that purpose by allowing the soap to drain. Made by me or more often by Ken when I say “Honey, where is your miter saw?”  😉 These are not sold individually, they come with some of the gift sets.

Roll-on Perfume

Roll-on Perfume  is a base of jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil mixed with essential oil or fragrance.

Liquid soaps – needs more editing and info about concentrated soaps.

I’m not one to brag (I don’t think. Am I?) but I am compelled to tell you that I am the High Priestess of liquid soap. Over 3500 people have downloaded my tutorial for concentrated liquid soap. I have built a whole different – and more simple and more natural way to make liquid soap and people from you to big deal soap makers love it. I’ll bet you didn’t even know there were that many people making soap.

There are two types of liquid soap. One is the heavily concentrated soap like my beloved Orange Sunshine which can clean the planet and everything on it. The other type is a more domesticated type that is just the right dilution for bodies, faces and hands and lives peacefully in your sink or shower without having to be diluted, without clogging the pump and without letting your kids turn your neighborhood into soap world. (Though that does sound kind of fun, doesn’t it?) This one is called “Scented Soap Gel” though it is also available as “Unscented Soap Gel” Let me tell you, the way this soap feels and the the way the scents linger will make you notice!! (Please remember to never walk out of the bathroom smelling your hands… people will think you are weird – unless they use my soap too.)

The Coconut Soap is made of coconut oil, water, sodium hydroxide, and beta-carotene with Sweet Orange and Tea Tree Essential Oils.

The Scented Soap Gels are made with a combination of olive and coconut oils, water, sodium hydroxide and whatever scent you choose.

True Castile is a soap that is make with 199% olive oil, for mildness. There are no other oils in it, it has only water, sodium hydroxide.

Shampoo Bars – These bars lather great and feel wonderful. Ingredients: sodimy cocoyl isethionate, cocamidopropyl betane, SLSa, BTMS 50, sodium lactate, hydrolyzed oat protein, panthenol and liquid germall plus, a preservative.

Conditioner bars – Ingredients: BTMS 25, cetyl alcohol, cocoa butter, shea butter, avacado oil, coconut oil, cocamidopropyl betane, panthenol, dimethicone, cyclomethicone, cetrimonium chloride, and Germall plus preservative.