Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring soaps are on their way!...

has geranium rose, sweet orange & clove bud essential oils
 and French red clay making it a light peachy pink color.
It's florally, warm, creamy & fresh!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Herbal Workshop Shea Butter Bar Soaps

coming soon…  Shea Butter Bar Soaps!

 I'm busy working on some shea butter soap recipes that are going to be really moisturizing. I'm really excited for them because I've tried some test samples so far and they are so creamy and bubbly and moisturizing. Shea butter is so beautiful.

I get my shea butter from a cooperative company based in Olympia, WA, called Agbanga Karite. They work with small, local producers in Togo. It is Fair Trade, pure and unrefined, and handcrafted, promoting indigenous African natural resources that are culturally, spiritually, economically and ecologically sustainable.

Shea butter is rich in essential fatty acids (vitamin F) and vitamins A, D, E, and K, along with other vitamins and minerals.

 a little preview…


with petitgrain and sweet orange essential oils



Thursday, January 2, 2014

Etsy Shop Grand Opening...

was today!!! I opened an etsy shop :) Feel free to order from whichever site you prefer, either one is great. I will continue making posts to this, my home blog. Thank you so much for your business. Happy new year ~ may happiness abound for you in 2014 ~

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Greenbank Farm Holiday Market

I will be selling all sorts of soapy items at the Greenbank Farm Holiday Market this year! The market is in their big red barn, with hot beverages available and all locally produced items. It is open for the four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 10am-5pm. That's:

- November 29 & 30, and December 1 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
- December 7 & 8 (Saturday & Sunday)
- December 14 & 15 (Saturday & Sunday)
- December 21 & 22 (Saturday & Sunday)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Herbal Workshop soaps now have an engraved stamping on them! And you can see how I uniformly cut the soaps with this amazing soap cutter I got from a woodworker on etsy in Missouri.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hi all,

Thanks so much for supporting me this farmer's market season! It is about to wrap up in a few weeks, with the Tilth market running through the end of October. You can still get veggies, soap, beautiful handcrafted wood cutting boards, handspun yarns, hand-dyed scarves, really sweet felted bowls, other knitted and woven goods, jams, garlic, flowers, organic scones and coffee, artwork, and a bonfire on the last Sunday of October. Good stuff! Plus it is a place where you can stroll around the grounds and just have a really nice time. Oh, but that doesn't mean you can't still order online! Or in Langley, WA if you are ever near there ~ at the Star Store Basics on 2nd Street. I am also scheduling to do some holiday markets this winter. I will post those when I know more.

Here is a fresh new look for what I was calling 'Fresh Spearmint' and is now 'Orange Spearmint' ! A new layering technique, so fun!

Triple-layered 'Orange Spearmint' soap that is curing
The orange is from just a little bit of turmeric, the green from Hawaiian spirulina.

I also just might be working on an updated label design. It seems like with every season, I design a new one! The aim is to get closer to the look and feel that I want customers to experience with the soap, and also just something I feel really good about. I still do really like the current label. Stay tuned! Oh yes, and a soap stamp is on it's way, so the soaps will now have a cool engraving on them.