Buying Handmade Products Locally

There are many wonderful and varied reasons to buy handmade things, and handmade soap is no exception. There is nothing to compare with the value, the purity, the safety, and unparalleled beauty of handmade items. Beautifully handcrafted soap will bring a new appreciation into your life of all things natural.

The handcrafted soap and other items from Made by Elizabeth are made with ingredients that are completely free of harsh chemicals and unhealthy preservatives.

This soap produces a fine creamy lather that is gently cleanses the skin while also moisturizing. They are beautiful and special, just right for you or just right for a thoughtful, one of a kind gift.

Choose from guest soaps a little smaller than four ounces, or from molded or wrapped soaps that are larger that four ounces.  Each bar of soap is unique.

Not only can you purchase this soap online at www.madebyelizabeth, but these products are also available in several boutiques and other stores all across the United States. 

Posted in Natural Handmade Soaps, Natural Ingredients. Tagged as Guest Soaps, Wrapped Soaps.

The Relaxing Scent of Lavender

The fresh scent of relaxing lavender can fill the air with a beautiful aromatic scent that can ease even the most troubled of minds. The pleasant aroma is generally regarded as an easy to take, and subtle smell; which may be the reason it has been a largely popular fragrance for soaps, essential oil perfumes, and home sprays. But, the mystique of Lavender may go much deeper than a simply pleasant odor. It is believed that lavender actually triggers a reaction in the human brain that stimulates relaxation.

Lavender is a flowering plant that is part of the mint family. The flower produces oils that have been used medicinally for centuries. The general consensus remains to be that lavender offers a relaxing and aromatic scent that can actually aid in sleep and can be used as a calming agent. A medical study found that the smell of lavender, when inhaled, slows the nervous system slightly which is what produces the calming affect that many people report.

Lavender has long been used as a fragrance in handmade soaps. Handcrafted soaps that contain lavender essential oils should be used each night prior to bet to promote a better sleep. The smell, during a shower or bath, and the after affects of the lingering scent can help calm the anxiety of most anyone. Additionally the slowing of the nervous system can help the body ready itself for sleep.

In folklore lavender is often used to cure the restless mind. Stores of pillows being stuffed with lavender to promote a good night's sleep date back for centuries. The general believe that lavender is calming has been proven true by medical studies. The use of the essential oil extracted from Lavender has also shown signs of promise in treating Alopecia. Its potential use in treating anxiety disorders is still in trials.

It is believed that the majority of sleep problems in our current society are caused by screen time which has tricked the body into not producing the calming agents needed to facilitate sleep. Lavender handmade soaps and oils have been used for centuries to calm the active mind and slowly drift the affected party into blissful sleep. Lavender was even used in hospitals during World War 1 to calm soldiers who were injured in battle!

Purchase a lavender soap here

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Handmade soap with Natural Ingredients

Natural Shea Butter is extracted from a nut found inside the fruit of the African Karite tree. The trees are not farmed and cultivated but instead grow wild and may live for hundreds of years in regions of Western and Central Africa. However it does take approximately 30 years or more before a Karite tree will bare fruit. Therefore the tree is protected from destruction because it is a valuable food source, it supplies medicinal properties and is particularly beneficial as a skin and hair emollient. The tree provides a source of income for primarily African women who are employed in the laborious production of shea butter.

The benefits of shea butter seem nearly endless as it naturally includes vitamins A, E and F. Each of these important nutrients work wonders at soothing, moisturizing and balancing the hydration of the skin. The fatty acid properties of shea butter also cause it to be easily absorbed, bringing about healing and softening of rough, dry and chapped skin. It is known that because of its natural moisturizing advantage, shea butter may help to reduce premature aging and help fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The emollient, skin softening ability of shea butter has even been credited to relieving the itch and inflammation of dermatitis rashes and recently has been found to help those bothersome skin conditions, psoriasis and eczema.

Made by Elizabeth, Handmade Natural Soaps are crafted from exceptionally fine ingredients, and then poured into rare French molds. Shea Butter is a key ingredient in one of the available types. The shea butter soaps gently cleanse and create rich, luxuriant lather that leaves the skin silky soft and moisturized. There are twelve wonderful fragrances and colors to choose from. The beauty aid and body benefit of these soaps make them a useful, thoughtful, pretty and affordable gift for giving away to your friends and loved ones, while at the same time treating yourself to a bit of emollient elegance you so deserve. Our natural handmade soaps are chic, please stop by and visit us, see them for yourself at

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Natural Soaps

Natural Handmade SoapHave you ever found that soaps that you purchase at the grocery store are not meeting up to your expectations?

Conventional soaps are made with harsh drying chemicals that aren't good for your body or the environment. Using a traditional soap will leave your skin feeling dry and rough. These soaps don't help your skin, but essentially do more damage than good.

People with typical skin may find that after using them, their skin may feel dried and poorly treated. People who are already suffering from skin conditions such as acne or eczema may find that the standard soap will only heighten the issues that already plague them.

Soap's purpose is to leave you feeling clean and fresh but when a soap is doing the opposite, you need a new solution. You may be saying to yourself, "Sure, I'd love to purchase fancy soap, but it's so expensive. How do I know that it would even made a difference?" The difference is in the experience. There is an alternative to harsh store brand soaps.

You can choose to treat your skin the way it deserves to be treated. Your skin will be with you for life and it's the first aspect of you that people see. Why aren't you treating it well? There are natural options out there. Soap making is an art form and it takes someone who knows what your skin needs and how to treat it to make the products you need.

Elizabeth Connor has spent her life developing hand-poured soaps that will pamper you and leave your skin feeling luxuriously treated. She imports the best molds from Europe and create soaps that you deserve at prices you can afford. Best of all, these products are made from all natural ingredients such as goat's milk. Handmade natural soaps such as these are created to allow your skin to keep it's moisture and to leave you feeling clean and well kept. Best of all, these soaps are beautiful and have heavenly smells.

Many all natural products have the reputation of being green, but not luxurious. That is simply not the case with the soaps (and candles) you'll find at These soaps cleanse and moisturize; leaving you feeling fresh and pampered. They're practical enough to use everyday but lovely enough to give as gifts to family and friends. The price is comparable with the soaps you find at the store, but you'll get so much more!

Posted in Natural Handmade Soaps, Natural Ingredients. Tagged as acne, Eczema, Goats Milk, Luxurious Soap, Skin Moisture, Soap Mold.

Benefits of Using Natural Handmade Soaps with Shea Butter

Shea Butter SoapOne of the benefits of using natural handmade soaps with shea butter to wash your entire body is that your skin will completely absorb the moisture from the shea butter. After you use soap with shea butter, your skin will be rejuvenated. Most synthetic soap products contain ingredients that will rinse off your skin. This means that if you use these products every day, you are not properly moisturizing your skin. Your skin should to be moisturized on a daily basis. When you lather with soap that is made from shea butter, your will instantly feel softer. After you step out of the shower, your skin will feel like silk.

Dry skin that is exposed to the wind and sun should be cleansed with natural handmade soaps with shea butter. Shea butter will soothe your skin and make it very soft. Your skin will not show signs of redness or irritation when you cleanse it using natural handmade soaps with shea butter because shea butter is an organic ingredient. Most people with dry or sensitive skin are unable to use regular soap because it will cause their skin to have an allergic reaction. Shea butter is very gentle on your skin and will not dry it.

Using natural handmade soaps with shea butter will help your skin look younger. Because your skin is able to absorb all of the moisture from the shea butter, you will look revived. Your pores will be smaller and your skin will glow. Any fine lines will look smoother, resulting in a more youthful appearance. After just a few days of using soap with shea butter in it, you will notice a dramatic difference in the way your skin feels. Shea butter will calm your skin and give your complexion a vibrant tone. Taking care of your skin by using natural handmade soaps with shea butter will help your skin look and feel its best.

Posted in Natural Handmade Soaps. Tagged as Natural Handmade Soaps, Sensitive Skin, Shea Butter.