What better way to start your day than smelling your favorite scent or using a soap that actually cleans and makes your skin glow? The superior quality of a handcrafted soap is beneficial to your skin in many ways. Mass-produced store bought soaps contains a mixture of chemicals and additives that might be harmful to your skin while handmade soaps only contains a hand full of ingredients such as glycerin, oils, butters, juices, sodium hydroxide, fragrances, natural colorants, and locally grown ingredients: honey, beeswax, sugar, herbs, or nuts. The all-natural beauty bars also have antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients, and the right pH levels (9-10) that are essential to a healthy skin. Not only your body will benefit from using handcrafted soaps but you will also support small businesses and entrepreneurial artisans.
It won’t be hard to find a local soapery near you. This line of business has been trending for the last couple of years as people are becoming more aware of the benefits of all-natural and organic products. If you reside in the great state of North Carolina, please visit – in store or online – these fantastic shops I’m featuring below. If you are a little further away, you always can make your purchase online. These stores have a wide range of handcrafted soaps, great feedback from their customers, and a user friendly website that will give you an easy online and pleasant shopping experience.
Any of these one-of-kind products are the perfect stocking stuffers. Purchase a full set or a basket and gift it to your special friend, wife, or a coworker!
Soaps, foaming hand soaps, sugar scrubs, shaving butters, lip balms, and much more. I love High Fidelity Soap Co. for the original and refreshing design of their merchandise, and how engage they are with their Instagram followers. “War Pigs”, “Pump it Up”, “Rock You Like A Hurricane”,”Pocketful of Sunshine”, “Long Haired Country Boy”, and “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)” are some of the products available in the fall/winter 2018 catalog. Ask for a copy of this catalog by messaging them on Instagram and order your hifisoap today! Scrubs and soaps start at $5 each!
Beautiful crafted soaps can be found at Farm & Field Soap Company. Cranberry Holiday, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and the Woodland soaps are the highlights for this season and will make a perfect gift for Christmas. Take a quick peek at the pretty pictures in their Instagram page and browse your soap options in the Farm & Field’s website.
If I had one word to describe Cambam Bath House would be: unicorns. I love how Cambam combines different bright colors in these bars, giving them a fun, groovy twist, away from the boring plain ol’ white. Cambam also offers lip balms, body balms and body butters. Oatmeal milk & honey, Galaxy, Coconut Lime, Juicy Apricot and the best seller, Detox Activated Charcoal Soap, are some of available options you will absolutely love to have.
The all-natural soap maker from Fayetteville can be found on Etsy. These gorgeous looking beauty bars are made with natural simple and ingredients, and they can be yours for only $8.00 per bar. Choose from Lotus Tea, Fresh Aloe, Pineapple, Avocado, Brown Jasmine Rice, Hibiscus, and more! hubbubb also offers scrub bar soaps that exfoliates your skin, and custom gift sets. A mini bar set is available for only $4 if you want to sample hubbubb before you commit to a full size bar. Isn’t that wonderful?
Faerie Made can be found in several stores across Western North Carolina, Illinois, Georgia and Ohio. If you are not anywhere near these locations, no problem! Visit www.faeriemadesoaps.com to get your order started. If you spend more than $65, the faerie will make those shipping fees disappear! Handmade soaps, toxin free nail polish, perfumes, scrubs, mineral salts, facial elixir, and other beauty products are available to you. All are handmade in Asheville, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Cary’s soap maker creates unique and fun combinations: Candy Cane, Cherry Sandalwood, Chocolate Lavender, Coconut Lime, French Lavender, Dragon’s Blood, Lemgrass, Molton Black Pepper or Rosemary Spearmint are just a few of the 30 available soap options you will find. Buy a bar of $8 or subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan where an exclusive soap bar will be delivered to your doorstep every month!
Mimi’s Soap has a wonderful collection of beauty products you don’t want to miss. With an extensive online catalog, Mimi’s also offers Soy Candles and its own has Men’s Department with beard oils and balms, lotions and handcrafted soaps with special masculine scents. You will also find a Holiday Collection with 8 different Christmas-inspired soaps to choose from. Mimi’s can be found online or at several locations across North Carolina including Charlotte, Eden, Winston-Salem, Hurdle Mills, Whitsett, Reidsville, and in the state of Virginia too!
The Clean Line Soap Company is not only big on soaps, but on bath bombs too. The vibrant and creamy goat milk soaps are priced at $6.50 with 19 available fragrances plus a gift set option, and a 5 Bar Sampler Set for $27.50. Don’t forget to check out the Face and Body Bars priced at $6.50 as well. Nothing can go wrong with scents like Fresh Baked Vanilla Bean or Snowfall Fresh Snow! The Bath Bombs start at $2.95! Visit this special soapery at the The Butcher’s Market or the CLTFind in Charlotte or online at www.cleanlinesoapcompany.com.
Check out Kitsch And Fancy! This store has a fun and colorful concept that will make you excited about spending your dollars. Well spent dollars. Just check out the reviews and the 5-star ratings from 800+ customers on Etsy. The owner also offers several gift sets for different occasions including Graduation, Maid of Honor, Wedding, Thank You Gift Sets and more.
You can find Artisan Soapery in the town where life is well crafted. The charming city of Hickory, N.C., is the home for this wonderful soap maker that specializes in products for sensitive-type skins. You will find a little bit of everything that is bath related including Vegan Soaps, Organic Soaps and Scrubs, Bath Bombs, Bath Salts, Facial Bars, Lotions, and Bath Salts. Under the Novelty & Gifts section, you will find a wide range of basket options. Don’t forget to check out the Special Sales section for great deals!