BoerBarn

Handmade Soy Candles, Soaps, Jewelry & More

Monroe, North Carolina · 466 Sales

BoerBarn

Handmade Soy Candles, Soaps, Jewelry & More

Monroe, North Carolina 466 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(176)

Announcement   New 6 oz. gold tins are now available. I've combined the 2 oz, 4 oz and the 6 oz tins into one listing. Also, don't forget to check for updates on upcoming sales events found toward the bottom of my shop. You can also find these at http://www.etsy.com/local.

I specialize in custom orders. Scent options are in the listings where available. If you're looking for something but can't find it, feel free to ask.

Don't forget to check out my custom and pick a scent section in my shop. Custom, made to order "Tree of Life" necklaces made great gifts. Personalize with birthstones for a "Family Tree" or request natural or gemstones in a certain color.

New scents are available! Be sure to check in the "Customize & Pick a Scent" section if you're looking for a particular item or a custom order including custom jewelry. Can't decide on a scent? Pick up to five sample sticks for only $1 with free shipping. https://www.etsy.com/listing/249068852/sample-scent-sticks?ref=shop_home_active_1

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.

I make cold process soaps including goats milk, vegan, castille, etc, soy candles, tarts, reed diffusers, unique handmade jewelry as well as natural saltpeter and charcoal-free incense and lip balms and other bath & body products. I use all natural ingredients whenever possible in my creations. I've also begun making tie-dye.

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 Jan 21, 2017

New 6 oz. gold tins are now available. I've combined the 2 oz, 4 oz and the 6 oz tins into one listing. Also, don't forget to check for updates on upcoming sales events found toward the bottom of my shop. You can also find these at http://www.etsy.com/local.

I specialize in custom orders. Scent options are in the listings where available. If you're looking for something but can't find it, feel free to ask.

Don't forget to check out my custom and pick a scent section in my shop. Custom, made to order "Tree of Life" necklaces made great gifts. Personalize with birthstones for a "Family Tree" or request natural or gemstones in a certain color.

New scents are available! Be sure to check in the "Customize & Pick a Scent" section if you're looking for a particular item or a custom order including custom jewelry. Can't decide on a scent? Pick up to five sample sticks for only $1 with free shipping. https://www.etsy.com/listing/249068852/sample-scent-sticks?ref=shop_home_active_1

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.

I make cold process soaps including goats milk, vegan, castille, etc, soy candles, tarts, reed diffusers, unique handmade jewelry as well as natural saltpeter and charcoal-free incense and lip balms and other bath & body products. I use all natural ingredients whenever possible in my creations. I've also begun making tie-dye.

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 Akers-McRorie

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Susan Akers-McRorie

Flavored Lip Balms - Free Shipping
$2.00
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
XL Blue Gradient Ombre V Neck T-Dye T-Shirt
$17.50
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
(176)
Rhiannon Fionn

Rhiannon Fionn on Feb 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We love Susan's candles, and we're glad to buy from a local source. Thank you!

jennifer lawrence

jennifer lawrence on Jan 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Flavor is fantastic and it keeps your lips hydrated alot longer than store bought ones.

jennifer lawrence

jennifer lawrence on Jan 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Flavor is amazing!!??

Nicole Lundy

Nicole Lundy on Jan 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you!! The tins are great quality!

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Updates

Just finished this custom order. Scented with cinnamon vanilla 3"x4.5" #soy #pillar #candle #orange #rust #red #maroon #black #swirl with #copper #pearlescent micas. The dark red candle with the black swirl has a animal print in pearlescent copper.
New 6 oz size in the gold tins are available! Also, I've combined the 2 oz, 4 oz and 6 oz customizable soy candles in the gold tins into one listing.

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NEW! Customizable Soy Pillar Candles. Sizes 2x3 to 3x9.5
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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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