Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Black Raspberry-Vanilla Handmade Soap

“Black Raspberry, dark plum and vanilla” -simply yummy in a handmade soap, for sure!

Our version is a soap that’s handmade with olive, coconut, sustainable organic palm and avocado oils.

We’ve added organic shea butter to make this soap extra-moisturizing to keep your skin soft and smooth this summer.

This soap will be available after June 15th, in our Lebanon, IL soap shop (located just 20 min. from downtown St. Louis, MO.)

Large bars weigh approx. 5.5 oz    98% Natural.   100% Guaranteed.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

New Product Line: Frillman's Beard & Body

Hello Everyone!

Here's an update on our new line of men's products:  Frillman's Beard & Body 

Long time, no post, I know...but I hope to get back to a more regular schedule of blogging, and spend less time on the dreaded Facebook.

This line started simply enough, with Man Soap and Beard Oil:

Next was Beard Balm (pictured) as well as Moustache Wax and P.M. Beard Conditioner :

Folks are loving our Shave Soaps, too, as well as conditioning After Shave Balm!

Needless to say, I can stay busy just keeping the rest of our brick & mortar shop stocked....adding a new line of products ups the pace to almost frantic!

It's all good, though!  ;)  Happy Soaping, everyone!   ~Becky

Monday, January 5, 2015

Heirloom Handmade Soap Happenings -January 2015

2015 January Handmade Soap Happenings

I had imagined that, after the crazy-busy of December, my January 2015 would be a month of chilling out, planning for 2015, and re-stocking/creating Valentine Soaps.  Well, two out of three ain't bad, right?

Planning soap is a blast, and ordering supplies can be exciting... but OH SO TIME-CONSUMING.
Does anyone else find price-checking 4 or 5 suppliers (so as not to over-pay) exhausting?  Yikes!

Now the fun starts, sitting back and seeing who ships fastest, and making soap!

Elements Bath & Body ( wins the "first order received" this time, and their Chocolate Fudge Brownie fragrance is the first I've used in my new Valentine Soap Cupcakes:

I am expecting the cupcake bases to turn a deep chocolate brown because of the chocolate fragrance oil, which should perfectly match the brown sprinkles.  The frosting is scented with Peppermint Essential Oil, giving a crisp, refreshing scent contrast to the chocolate fudge scent of the "cakes."

We have also had the honor this past week of being featured as Brambleberry's "photo of the week" with this shot:

You can read their kind comments in their recent post here if you like:

Thanks for the honor, Brambleberry! :)  Didn't see that one comi

We've recently launched our new men's line "Frillman's Beard & Body", and the products are selling well.  Excited to create new soap varieties for men, as well.

My man "guinea pigs" enjoyed the trial products, my nephew grew the fabulous beard you see on my Bear Oil label using my beard oil, and was kind enough to be "the face" of Frillman's Beard & Body.
What a guy! :)

Looking forward to soap-making in 2015, and I hope you all are too!

Keep Calm & Make Soap! ;)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

New Handmade Soap Gifts in St. Louis area!

handmade shave soap set
Our brick & mortar soap shop, located in the St. Louis, MO area (historic downtown Lebanon, IL to be exact) is especially busy this time of year.
Handmade natural soap makes a super Christmas gift for just about anyone, and we have plenty of exciting new varieties to choose from, including “The Heirloom Shave” Gift Sets (pictured above) which include:
1. 100% Natural moisturizing handmade olive oil shave soap in Lavender-Mint. The rich shea butter-olive formula provides excellent slip for a close shave, without all those nasty c…hemicals found in commercial shave cream.
 2. Handmade one-of-a-kind refillable shave soap cup, created by Zach Schnare of Downtoearthenware pottery. Made to last a lifetime, and glazed in the earthy tans & rich browns that guys love.
3. 100% natural boar bristle shave brush. Not synthetic, this is the real deal. Large classic painted wood handle is comfortable for man hands, and will get better and better with each use!
 All this, packaged in a vintage-style box and ready to give! $29.50
Hurry in to our brick & mortar shop in Lebanon, IL, as these are in limited quantities for Christmas (however, response has been so good that we will most likely add these to our “regular line” for 2015)owl soapdish
We also have some fantastic handmade one-of-a-kind soap dishes from our friend Zach Schnare from  Just check out this adorable little owl!
We also have room in our shop for lots of  new bath & face soaps: (left to right) “Lemon Dessert”, “Lavender -Citrus-Oat”, “Oranges from Santa”, “Spa Day” Salt Bar, Mint-Frosted Lemon-Poppyseed, “Blue Skies”, Pink Grapefruit, and Tea Tree-Mint!
new soaps in our brick & mortar shop st. louis (lebanon, IL) 2014
Perhaps a clean-burning Soy Candle with a whimsical name like “Santa’s Breath” ( a sweet cookie scent) would be appreciated by some of the folks on your Christmas list?We also have Elf Sweat (peppermint) , Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas), “Reindeer Farts” (apple harvest scent) -great gifts for teacher, hostess, etc!
santas breath
We hope you will stop by our St. Louis area brick and mortar Soap Shop soon, to see all the great handmade gifts.  We’re just a hop, skip and a jump from downtown St. Louis in beautiful historic downtown Lebanon, IL. where you’ll find lots of quaint little shops, boutiques, fudge and dining establishments.  Come for a day, and enjoy the St. Louis area’s best-kept secret:  Lebanon, IL!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Handmade Natural Soap: Halloween 2014

New Handmade Natural Soaps from Heirloom Soapworks

We’ve been working on Fall/Winter soaps, and our Halloween 2014 soaps will be available next week in our Lebanon, IL soap shop.  These are limited editions, so stop by soon so you don’t miss out:  Boo!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Handmade Soap in St. Louis: What's new at Heirloom Soapworks

Handmade Soap in St. Louis: What's new at Heirloom Soapworks

Where does the time go?  So sorry I haven't posted in quite a while but we have been busy creading new handmade soaps for our St. Louis area store (located in historic downtown Lebanon, IL.)

Between teaching soap classes and keeping the shelves stocked with classic customer favorites, new soaps and other bath time goodies -well, let's just say that time has flown in 2014!

Here are just a few pics of what we've been doing lately:
Chocolate-Almond Bundt Cake Soap

Key Lime Soap Pie
 Soap Classes are offered at our Lebanon, IL shop.

Had a blast teaching this mother-daughter duo to make soap!
 Custom Wedding Favor Soap in Yellow, Cream & Black
 New Citrus & Rosemary Gardener's Hand Soap
Soap Wedding Favors
...and more favors for Alexandra
and Hannah's rose-scented favors.
So now you've seen a bit of what we've been busy with here at Heirloom Soapworks.
I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love! :)
Happy Soaping, everyone!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

100% Natural Melt & Pour Soap Base!

100% Natural Melt & Pour Soap Base?  Impossible?  Not when I make my own! :D

That’s right, we have been wanting to add adorable, decorative kids soap to our product line, but when I researched melt and pour bases…..well….YIKES!!  Chemicals, chemicals everywhere!  NOT what I wanted to offer parents to use on their kiddos.

I even went so far as to order a “how to” book on melt & pour soap bases a few years ago.  Sadly, the recipes contained in the book were no more natural that the pre-made bases.

What’s a girl to do?  I was busy, distracted….the new shop, blah blah blah, and so the hunt stalled.   Well, my Dear Hubby recently expressed interest in the art of melt and pour soap making, so my hunt for a handmade natural melt and pour recipe resumed.

I am happy to report that I found a recipe online with NO artificial ingredients, I tweaked it a tad & it actually turned out!!  Here it is in the loaf mold cooling:handmade melt and pour soap by heirloom soapworks

 Here are a couple of experimental soaps using the base:handmade m and p flowers

While Hubby is developing new designs and learning the tricks of melt and pour soaping, this much we know for sure:  this soap is a healthy, fun soap that contains only pure, natural ingredients that folks can feel good about their kiddos using (and hopefully kids might wash more as a result? -We can only hope!)
Happy Soaping, everyone!   ~Becky