Friday, April 12, 2013

Why Homemade Soap?

I know many of you already know the magical quality of our homemade soap here at Wildflower Soapworks. But for those of you who are new here is a look at the WHY:
We handcraft our soap using Coconut, Olive, and Palm Oils. So your skin reaps the benefits of the natural oils which leave your skin soft and smooth. Then we add natural fragrance oils to make them smell heavenly but they also add a special effect of their very own. It may be for relaxation, stress relief, to relieve skin irritations, help with respiratory distress, or inflammation. Our skin is the largest human organ so it is very important we care for it each day!
I don’t know about you, but I can never pronounce many of the ingredients on the soaps available at your local big box store. That isn’t a problem with the soaps here at Wildflower Soapworks!!  

We also make bath salts and bath bombs that will make the bath water very soft and soothing for your skin.  It is such a treat to give yourself after a hard day at work, exercise, or when you are feeling a little under the weather.  We also have lotions that correspond to the soaps, so you can have a matched set!

Another magical thing happens when you purchase our soaps. You are supporting a family run business in beautiful Northern Michigan. Teresa is the creator of this small venture. She in turn is able to hire Madeline, Victoria, and myself, Cousin Lori! We all have families to raise, and groceries to purchase, and soap to buy!! So a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for supporting this wonderful company!

Please stop in our little store in downtown Elk Rapids, or give us a call, or order on the web. I know with absolute certainty you will fall in love with the magical bars of soap created just for you!!

        Please share the wonderful qualities you have discovered after using handcrafted soap! We don’t want anyone to feel left out of the magical experience we are fortunate enough to experience!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

We had a face-lift today!!!  It was a lot of clicking, checking, deciding, screaming, re-doing, deleting, asking,  breath holding, re-checking, re-checking, deleting, deciding, and finally smiling!!  Wow!  I will be doing this in my sleep tonight.  But we are still not done.  I have lots of great information that will be added in the coming days and weeks.  Also some photos and whatever else I come up with!  So peek often, and watch our little blog grow up!  Please sign up to our email and you will be notified of all our new posts.



Welcome to Wildflower Soapworks

Welcome to the Wildflower Soapworks Blog!  I know, I know a whole blog about soap?? That’s what I thought when my cousin, Teresa, asked me to write it. So, I thought and thought and thought about soap. How many times a week, or even a month could I come up with something about soap. I was afraid the blog would be a dud before I even began. And then, BAM, it hit me! SOAP! It is incredibly necessary. We use it every single day. Often, (hopefully anyway), multiple times a day. Ok, now I see the light.

I proposed the theme around her Wildflower Soapworks blog would be about LIFE. Life, like what do people do each day. The special moments that touches us through sight and scent. The work hard and get real dirty stuff. The fun times in nature, which we are blessed to live in Northwestern Michigan stuff! The treat yourself special because you deserve it more than you give yourself credit for stuff! Life. It is such a beautiful word. And beautiful is a word I often use to describe Teresa’s hand crafted soaps. So there you have it: Life, Soap, and the pursuit of cleanliness!!

Check in often, and please leave any comments, compliments, or constructive criticism you can share with us here at Wildflower Soapworks! It will be a fun adventure and we would love it if you came along for the ride!! I’ll be sure to share a little about the crew, Northern Michigan, and of course the wonderful world of soap making in the months ahead.

        Do you enjoy following a special Blog? I’d love to learn what your favorites are. There is such a wonderful and diverse community out there in our world wide web of life! Leave a comment and I’ll check out your guilty pleasures!!