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I’m seriously interested in building a brand. Sweet Creek Herbs is here to stay!

Luxurious soaps, shampoo bars, herbal oils and salves made with my harvested herbs, lip balms that even I love, whipped butters, masks, and more.

Handmade right here in my home with recipes I’ve created through testing and trial over 9 years. I use all my own products and enjoy thinking them up and researching them thoroughly to produce something just delightful, healthy, and nourishing.

July 31, 2004 I poured my first melt and pour soap. Granted, that isn’t a lye soap; but that one little step opened a big, wide door to what I do today. While I admire the fancy glycerin soap art I see, that was not my path. The first five years I attempted to sell my soap locally, I would say “old-fashioned soap made the modern way”;…

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  • Born on May 29
  • Joined September 30, 2008

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good soil, fresh and dried vegetables and herbs, oils and butters, WATER, natural fibers, books and books, computer, beads

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About

I’m seriously interested in building a brand. Sweet Creek Herbs is here to stay!

Luxurious soaps, shampoo bars, herbal oils and salves made with my harvested herbs, lip balms that even I love, whipped butters, masks, and more.

Handmade right here in my home with recipes I’ve created through testing and trial over 9 years. I use all my own products and enjoy thinking them up and researching them thoroughly to produce something just delightful, healthy, and nourishing.

July 31, 2004 I poured my first melt and pour soap. Granted, that isn’t a lye soap; but that one little step opened a big, wide door to what I do today. While I admire the fancy glycerin soap art I see, that was not my path. The first five years I attempted to sell my soap locally, I would say “old-fashioned soap made the modern way”; meaning without lard and with luxurious oils, additives, and scent our ancestors did not have readily available and using stick blending to make sure it becomes soap rather quickly. I do have several very loyal local customers.

March, 2008 you began to see my product on eBay. I actually experienced quite a few sales, but lost a lot of money learning how to charge for shipping. Haha! In September of the same year, an eBay customer suggested I check out Etsy. As yet, this is my best move. I still hope to create my own site one day.

I am fortunate in that I know how to learn something. Research and experience are not only invaluable but standard tools in my approach. Customer feedback, especially personal two way conversations, is ranked equally as they are the ones with the biggest experience. I send a sample with every order.

I love what I do! It is the best job, not only because I’m creating, making and enjoying all these lovely herbal skin care products, but also because I am in charge of the whole operation. It is mine to win or lose, succeed or fail. It matters every thing I do. It is another step toward becoming the best I can be.

Thanks to you all ~ kathleen

Some materials used in my research.


Aromatherapy, A complete Guide to the Healing Art, Kathi Keville & Mindy Green, The Crossing Press, 3rd Printing, 1995, pg. 45-70
HERBS, Reader’s Digest Home Handbook, Lesley Bremness, contributing editor, Reader’s Digest Publishing Co., 1990
Medicinal Plants, Eastern/Central, Steven Foster and James A. Duke, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1990
The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook, James Green, The Crossing Press, Berkeley, California, 2002
The Big Book of Herbs, Arthur O. Tucker, Ph.D. and Thomas Debaggio
www.mortarandpestle.net/ingredients.html
http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.ca/lime-essential-oil-p-290.html
www.oneplanetnatural.com
http://www.botanical-online.com/Echinacea.htm
http://www.aromaweb.com/essentialoils/default.asp#essentialoilprofiles

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