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You may also visit my website at
www.stoney-river.com

You can find me on Etsy also as "artsybazaar", where you can see some of the paintings I do and the photographs I take and jewelry I make. https://www.etsy.com/shop/artsybazaar?ref=search_shop_redirect






My passion for crafting and creating started when I was very young.
I grew up in the very charming little town of San Secondo, near Parma, Italy (http://www.comune.san-secondo-parmense.pr.it/)
My parents owned a tobacco-toy-candy store right downtown my darling hometown.
Since I was always busy making things, it was wonderful to have a place to display…

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  • Joined January 5, 2011

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olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, lye, essential oils, shea butter, cocoa butter, lots of different vegetable oils, natural pigments and materials

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About

You may also visit my website at
www.stoney-river.com

You can find me on Etsy also as "artsybazaar", where you can see some of the paintings I do and the photographs I take and jewelry I make. https://www.etsy.com/shop/artsybazaar?ref=search_shop_redirect






My passion for crafting and creating started when I was very young.
I grew up in the very charming little town of San Secondo, near Parma, Italy (http://www.comune.san-secondo-parmense.pr.it/)
My parents owned a tobacco-toy-candy store right downtown my darling hometown.
Since I was always busy making things, it was wonderful to have a place to display and sell my creations from an early age.
In 1986 I had just graduated from college with a major in psychology, when I came to the United States on vacation with four girlfriends, and met my husband, in the streets of New Orleans.
After many adventures and four beautiful kids later and a couple of precious grandchildren, we have been making our nest among the fields and hills and woods of Wisconsin.
As I decided to stay home with my children since the very beginning and homeschool them, I also took the time to pursue many different things and interests, involving my children in the fun of exploring and creating as I went along.
I enjoy painting, knitting, photography, sewing, quilting, making jewelry (https://www.etsy.com/shop/artsybazaar), baking and cooking many different kinds of food, hiking and studying natural remedies and healthy living; I have a diploma as a naturopath, and for the last twelve years I've been making natural soaps and bath products. What started as a fun experiment, turned into a much loved home business.

We use our products for our family every day. I notice the difference in the way my skin feels right away when I'm away from home and I have to use other soaps. My skin becomes dry.
Three of our kids have in the meantime grown up and moved out, and our oldest daughter and her husband have blessed our lives even more with their two babies.
We enjoy life as it comes, with its ups and downs, through laughter and tears, striving to keep things in perspective and relying on the Lord Jesus for strength and perseverance.
Our faith is what we center our lives around and we strive to do our best to glorify Him in every area of our daily walk, including our businesses.
May what we do be a blessing to you.

Evelina
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Why handcrafted soaps?

Why you may ask, should I buy handmade soap when I can get more soap for less money at the grocery store?

Generally, the commercial soaps carried at most chain stores are full of chemical additives, additives that not only dry out your skin but can lead to rashes and other irritations.This is not only because of the synthetic additives in the soap, but also because most soap companies take the glycerin out of their soap. The commercial soap bars in most grocery stores are actually synthetic detergents.
Handmade Soap is soap in its true, pure form. It gently cleanses away excess oils and bacteria, but doesn't strip your skin of its natural oils.
Using commercial soaps over time leave your skin dried out. Natural handmade soap, that only uses natural ingredients, can restore the moisture to your skin, while still getting you clean. You will be amazed at the difference!

Handmade soap is a cleanser made with simple ingredients that are good for your skin. In the handcrafted soap making process, oils and fats are combined with lye to produce soap and glycerin.
Once the process of saponification is complete, the lye and oil molecules have combined and chemically changed into soap and glycerin. There is NO LYE remaining in the final bar of soap. Saponification is the chemical reaction created by combining these oils or fats with lye and water.
The soap maker must calculate the correct amount of lye for the specific oils used in each recipe. If too much lye is used, the bar may be hard and crumbly. If too little, the bar becomes soft and will become rancid faster, due to the natural oils that are used in handmade soap.
Soap cleanses the skin while glycerin moisturizes it. Most of my soaps also contain essential oils, some contain clays, honey, oats, goatsmilk or charcoal.

Handcrafted soap is best stored out of water so that it air dries. Rest your soap on a draining soap dish or stand it on its side, out of the spray range of the shower head. If left in water, handcrafted soap tends to dissolve due to the soap and glycerine molecules that wash clean with water.



You may visit my website at www.stoney-river.com

You can find me on Etsy also as "artsybazaar", where you can see some of the paintings I do and the photographs I take and jewelry I make. https://www.etsy.com/shop/artsybazaar?ref=search_shop_redirect

Also on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ArtsyBazaar?ref=hl

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