BoerBarn

Handmade Soy Candles, Soaps, Jewelry & More

Monroe, North Carolina · 496 Sales

BoerBarn

Handmade Soy Candles, Soaps, Jewelry & More

Monroe, North Carolina 496 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(185)

Announcement   Everything here is handmade by me. I specialize in customization. Get a custom made candle, diffuser or a piece of jewelry. I'm working on adding more items all the time.

Four new scents available! Cake, Orange Blossom, Sea Salt and Orchid and Sparkling Pomelo have been added. Try these in a custom made soy candle or in a diffuser. These new scents are also diffuser compatible.

I make natural cold process soaps including goats milk, vegan, herbal and castille. I also make custom soy candles, tarts, reed diffusers and unique handmade jewelry. I also make fantastic lip balms and have gotten rave reviews. I use all natural ingredients whenever possible in my creations. I've also begun making tie-dye.

Can't find what you're looking for? I specialize in custom orders. Check out my "Custom and Pick a Scent" section in my shop. Whether it be custom jewelry, diffuser set or custom made candles. Options are in the listings where available. If you still can't find what you're looking for, feel free to ask.

Custom, made to order "Tree of Life" necklaces make great gifts. Personalize with birthstones for a "Family Tree" or request natural or gemstones in a certain color. Please allow some extra time on shipping for custom made to order items. If you need an item by a certain date, please let me know.

Don't forget to check for upcoming sales events found toward the bottom of my shop. You can also find these at http://www.etsy.com/local. Follow me on Twitter (@boerbarn) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/boerbarn) for news, new items and coupon codes. I'm also on Instagram and Pinterest. http://www.instagram.com/boerbarn
https://www.pinterest.com/boerbarn/handmade-by-me/

All of my candles and tarts are made from all natural soy wax and lead free wicks. I use eco-friendly, sustainable supplies and recycled containers whenever possible. Most if not all of my scent oils are pthalate-free. The reed diffuser base is also DPG-free and VOC compliant. The reeds are 3mm in size and all natural, responsibly harvested rattan.

Benefits of Goats Milk Soap:
Goats milk has many vitamins and other essential elements to help nourish skin. These include vitamins A, E, C, some of the B vitamins, amino and citric acids, unsaturated fatty acids and zinc. Goats milk is antimicrobial, Natural creams in goat's milk soap help keep moisture in skin better than commercial soaps.

Goat's milk soap contains caprylic acid, making goat's milk soap an alkaline product with a low pH, close to the pH of human skin. This allows better delivery of moisture and nutrients from the soap and prevents dryness and other negative skin reactions. Additionally, goat's milk soap contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid commonly included in skin rejuvenation products. Alpha hydroxy acid helps slough off dead skin cells, leaving smooth new cells at the surface.

In the commercial soap manufacturing process, glycerin is typically removed because the substance is valuable to sell for its moisturizing properties. Goat's milk soap contains glycerin for luxurious skin softening.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 26, 2017

Everything here is handmade by me. I specialize in customization. Get a custom made candle, diffuser or a piece of jewelry. I'm working on adding more items all the time.

Four new scents available! Cake, Orange Blossom, Sea Salt and Orchid and Sparkling Pomelo have been added. Try these in a custom made soy candle or in a diffuser. These new scents are also diffuser compatible.

I make natural cold process soaps including goats milk, vegan, herbal and castille. I also make custom soy candles, tarts, reed diffusers and unique handmade jewelry. I also make fantastic lip balms and have gotten rave reviews. I use all natural ingredients whenever possible in my creations. I've also begun making tie-dye.

Can't find what you're looking for? I specialize in custom orders. Check out my "Custom and Pick a Scent" section in my shop. Whether it be custom jewelry, diffuser set or custom made candles. Options are in the listings where available. If you still can't find what you're looking for, feel free to ask.

Custom, made to order "Tree of Life" necklaces make great gifts. Personalize with birthstones for a "Family Tree" or request natural or gemstones in a certain color. Please allow some extra time on shipping for custom made to order items. If you need an item by a certain date, please let me know.

Don't forget to check for upcoming sales events found toward the bottom of my shop. You can also find these at http://www.etsy.com/local. Follow me on Twitter (@boerbarn) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/boerbarn) for news, new items and coupon codes. I'm also on Instagram and Pinterest. http://www.instagram.com/boerbarn
https://www.pinterest.com/boerbarn/handmade-by-me/

All of my candles and tarts are made from all natural soy wax and lead free wicks. I use eco-friendly, sustainable supplies and recycled containers whenever possible. Most if not all of my scent oils are pthalate-free. The reed diffuser base is also DPG-free and VOC compliant. The reeds are 3mm in size and all natural, responsibly harvested rattan.

Benefits of Goats Milk Soap:
Goats milk has many vitamins and other essential elements to help nourish skin. These include vitamins A, E, C, some of the B vitamins, amino and citric acids, unsaturated fatty acids and zinc. Goats milk is antimicrobial, Natural creams in goat's milk soap help keep moisture in skin better than commercial soaps.

Goat's milk soap contains caprylic acid, making goat's milk soap an alkaline product with a low pH, close to the pH of human skin. This allows better delivery of moisture and nutrients from the soap and prevents dryness and other negative skin reactions. Additionally, goat's milk soap contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid commonly included in skin rejuvenation products. Alpha hydroxy acid helps slough off dead skin cells, leaving smooth new cells at the surface.

In the commercial soap manufacturing process, glycerin is typically removed because the substance is valuable to sell for its moisturizing properties. Goat's milk soap contains glycerin for luxurious skin softening.

Susan McRorie

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Susan McRorie

Galaxy Print Black Leggings Size M (7-9)
$20.00
Flavored Lip Balms
$1.50
Lavender Cucumber Sage Soap
$4.00
Celtic Knot Iridescent Sparkle Jar Necklace
$20.00
Reed Diffuser Set - Choose a Scent
$15.00
Mini 2 oz Reed Diffuser Refill Set Choose a Scent
$7.00
Mini 4 oz Reed Diffuser Set Choose a Scent
$10.00
2XL Blue and Brown Crumple Tie-Dye T-Shirt
$15.00
Pick a Scent Two Soy Clamshell Tarts or Wax Melts
$5.00
Diffuser Refill Set - Choose a Scent
$12.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(185)
Jodi Riedesel

Jodi Riedesel on Apr 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Smells wonderful and I enjoy the refill option!

charles spires

charles spires on Apr 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The seller was awesome and the diffusers smell great, I'll be back for sure.

Jodi Riedesel

Jodi Riedesel on Mar 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love my coconut scent and the bottles are very nice!

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Updates

Size M (7-9) Galaxy Print leggings now available

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Galaxy Print Black Leggings Size M (7-9)
$20.00
New! Blue and Fuschia Shibori Tie-Dye Tank Dress -size M

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Custom 4"x6.5" soy pillar candle. New size! This one turned out beautiful.
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About

From There to Here

I've always had an appreciation for pretty things and things that smell nice. I think most girls do. As I got older I began to have an appreciation for making my own as well. I've always had a "Do it Myself" attitude anyway. My mother was very creative. She was a fantastic painter and seamstress and as I got older I came to have more of an appreciation for her creativity and talent.

After two kids and a failed marriage I went back to school and studied to be a Systems Administrator. After around 20 years in Information Technology, I lost my job. I did everything that was expected of me, was told I did a great job and was a valued employee but they had to cut costs. It was devastating.

Well, I could either wallow in self pity or I could do something. I now see this life changing devastation more as a blessing in disguise. I began to get more into gardening, herbalism and natural remedies and learned how to make candles. Eventually, I researched and taught myself how to make soap. Ever since I was a kid I suffered from eczema and between this, having new grandbabies and my mother being diagnosed with cancer and having skin issues I wanted to make soap that was good for your skin and gentle. Something that we all could use and enjoy.

Eventually I branched out into jewelry as well and now I'm also making lip balms and tie-dye. I've always loved jewelry. Its in my blood. My great-grandfather was a jeweler and a clock maker. I've found a profound sense of accomplishment as well as joy in making beautiful yet useful things. I seem to be gravitating more toward customization here lately online. Want a quality handmade soy candle in a certain scent? Want a certain type, size, color? No problem. Want a particular scent in a beautiful reed diffuser? Want a custom Tree of Life pendant? Sure. Feel free to ask. I'm all about options.

I make things that I like, things that I hope others will like as well. I get inspiration anywhere and everywhere.

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    IT pro in another life... now I make cool stuff.

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  • Rising Hope Farm Fair Arts & Crafts Festival 2017

    Rising Hope Farms, 3775 Bethany Church Rd

    Claremont, NC

    Apr 29

    Join us for a 2nd annual Rising Hope Farm Fair Arts and Crafts Festival! Handmade, home baked, vintage and local small business vendors, food, fun, live music and horses. Rising Hope Farm is a non-profit therapeutic riding facility and use equestrian activities for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of those with disabilities. Therapeutic riding is also an opportunity for education and recreation that otherwise may not be available. Rising Hope Farms is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.

  • ITUMC Spring Festival

    indian trail united methodist church,

    Indian Trail, NC

    May 6

    This is the first year for Indian Trail United Methodist's Church Spring Festival. Contact June Neigum for info: jrgn47@gmail.com.

  • Beachfest Matthews

    Stumptown Park, 120 South Trade St

    Matthews, NC

    May 12–13

    Join us for the 9th Annual BeachFest Matthews, as we bring the Carolina coast to Downtown Matthews! BeachFest Matthews takes place in and around Stumptown Park, which is located at 120 S.Trade Street Matthews NC 28105

  • Mint Hill Madness

    Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park,

    Mint Hill, NC

    May 26–28

    8850 Fairview Rd. Mint Hill, NC The 2017 Mint Hill Madness will return Memorial Day Weekend 2017. Mint Hill Madness is a festival to celebrate the founding of the Town. Mint Hill Madness has something for everyone in the family; delicious food; great music ranging from country to rock; a fantastic family carnival; an arts/crafts fair; an all-American parade; and of course, a spectacular firework show.

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