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 www.Downtoearthenware.com:  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

Friday, February 14, 2014

Handmade Natural soap -St. Louis Style!

Handmade Natural Soap is selling well in our Lebanon, IL shop -just about 20mi. from downtown St. Louis, MO.

We have added quite a few new handmade soap and bath products since our grand opening last Fall: natural paraben-free lotions, natural body mists, fantastic-smelling bath grains, natural deodorants and more!

The pictures below offer a glimpse of the shop and products.   I am feeling truly blessed with the opportunity to offer my products in my own little retail setting -pinching myself occasionally to make sure it's all real.

Thank You to all who are enjoying our soap and bath products and supporting our small business!   We are planning lots of new goodies coming for Spring 2014 including hands-on Soapmaking 101 classes!

Happy Bathing, everyone!  ~Becky
:)
Heirloom Soapworks Lebanon IL

Rose Amore' Valentine's Day 2014
Rose Amore’
Valentine’s Day 2014
Heirloom Soapworks bestselling soap -now with a new label!
Heirloom Soapworks bestselling soap -now with a new label!
olive soap by Heirloom soapworks
Another new label for one of our all-time bestsellers!
Flirt Handmade Soap Gift Set by Heirloom soapworks
“Build-your-Own” Gift Sets were a hit at Valentine’s Day, so we will continue them through Mother’s Day!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Handmade Christmas Soaps are here!

Handmade Christmas Soaps are here!

There are few things I enjoy more than freely expressing my faith through my work. (Being self-employed does have it’s advantages!)  

Christmas seems like one of the best times to do so, as with all the hustle and bustle and secular distractions….well, it can take a person’s mind off of what Christmas truly celebrates -the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.

It’s this most blessed event which I hope to convey (albeit with the most humble of materials -soap) in this year’s Christmas Gift Set from Heirloom Soapworks:

True Christmas by Heirloom Soapworks

 

This set includes three full-sized bars of natural soap, with the tangy-sweet scents of citrus and pine. 

 Whether you’re looking for a gift for your Pastor, Sunday School Teacher, or a favorite brother or sister in the faith, this set is sure to be appreciated!  

Reserve yours now on our Facebook page, as supplies are very limited.

Happy Soaping everyone!  ~Becky

Friday, November 1, 2013

“Luke 2:7″ Christmas Soaps -your opinion, please…

To glitter or not to glitter, THAT is the question!

The limited edition “Luke 2:7″ Christmas soaps are on the curing rack, but I can’t decide on one thing:  are they prettier and more evocative of Baby Jesus’ glorious presence: 
with glitter or without?

Here’s a picture of both versions, with and without glitter. Please feel free to comment and let me know which you prefer:
"And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn"    Luke 2:7.

 The camera doesn't pick up all of the glitter, but I think you can get an idea of the different looks from the picture.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Soaping everyone!