Friday, August 26, 2016

Lebanon, IL Retail Soap Shop's 3rd Anniversary

Yippee!  Our retail handmade soap shop is three years old!  That's right, St. Louis Metro East's first handmade soap shop, Heirloom Soapworks, is celebrating its third year in historic Lebanon, Il this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.
Located inside Tiadaghton House at 111 W. St. Louis St., Heirloom Soapworks is filled with luxurious made-from-scratch handmade soap, natural paraben-free lotions, bath soaks, and aluminum-free deodorant.

"We have become pretty well known in the area for having premium quality products.  Whether you are looking for handmade natural bath and body products for yourself or for a gift, you are sure to find what you are looking for!

One of our most popular items these days (second only to our handmade soap) is our aluminum-free deodorant.  "I love it!" and "It REALLY WORKS!" are comments we hear about our deodorants every day.  

We have several new varieties of handmade soap ad well as aluminum-free deodorant debuting this weekend, ad part of our celebration.  We hope you can join us for the fun!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Anyone remember ths old Dunkin' Donuts commercial from the 70's?   Substitute "soap" for "donuts" some days...LOL!  Any soapmakers out there relate?

Friday, August 5, 2016

Stop by Lebanon IL's (St. Louis Mo. area) Visitor's Center today and/or tomorrow to enter the $100 Cash Giveaway Days!  Visit more shops to increase your chances of winning.  Drawings will be hels at 4:00 each day, and you do NOT need to be present to win.

Bring your entry to the Heirloom Soapworks Soap Shop, and smell our lovely new soap varieties while you're here.  Stock up and take advantage of our buy 6 get 1 FREE pricing. 

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!