PaperandPlow

Handmade Natural Soaps & Lip Balms

New York, United States · 91 Sales

PaperandPlow

Handmade Natural Soaps & Lip Balms

New York, United States 91 Sales On Etsy since 2013

0 out of 5 stars
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Josie

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Note from shop owner Paper and Plow took a long break in 2014 for a move, a wedding, and a honeymoon! BUT, I've been busy so far in 2015, so keep checking back! I'll be opening up very soon...

Questions? Send me a conversation or email (paperandplow@gmail.com)!

See you soon!
Josie

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Last updated on Feb 1, 2015

Paper and Plow took a long break in 2014 for a move, a wedding, and a honeymoon! BUT, I've been busy so far in 2015, so keep checking back! I'll be opening up very soon...

Questions? Send me a conversation or email (paperandplow@gmail.com)!

See you soon!
Josie

Josie

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Josie

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Kristen Anna

Kristen Anna on Dec 30, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Quick shipping! The item is exactly as described (adorable!!!) and well-made. Thanks!!! I'd shop here anytime.

Emily Shepard

Emily Shepard on Dec 24, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Works and smells great! A little goes a long way.

Emily Shepard

Emily Shepard on Dec 24, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful gifts! Smell terrific and great quality.

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About

Paper and Plow: Tiny kitchen, obsession with soap.

Welcome to Paper and Plow!

Paper and Plow started a few years ago after I realized I loved making soap a little too much (if that's even possible). It began in my tiny apartment in Sandy Spring, Maryland and moved right along with me to my tiny apartment in Brooklyn, New York. Notice a theme? Strangely, I love living in small spaces.

Side note: Working in small spaces can really get the creative juices flowing since you are problem solving right from the beginning: Where do I store all of my ingredients, tools and equipment, molds, shipping materials, and labeling supplies? (Let alone my sewing machine, fabric, yarn, and knitting supplies.) How do I keep from completely taking over the apartment and leaving a postage-stamp-sized-drawer for my husband and I to keep our clothes? (The answer to most of these questions is to get creative and use what I have as soon as I can!)

But anyway, after experimenting with batch after batch, first perfecting the quality of the soap and then trying out all the different combinations of scents I could think of, I had a LOT of soap. And I just wanted to make more and more! I've always been a person who is constantly making things but this was different. I couldn't (can't?) stop! Add lip balms and the occasional messenger bag and Paper and Plow is born.

I'm very much inspired by things that grow, good soil, people who make things, simple efficient design, and good food. I like to make useful things that are also fun and made with quality materials and ingredients.

I'm a farmer by day, so I think a lot about what I eat and put on my skin. In the soaps and lip balms, I'm careful to use high-quality ingredients that are all natural, almost always edible, and organic and fair trade when possible. All scents come from the best quality essential oils. I want the ingredients I use to be simple but exciting - and also pronounce-able.

Thanks for visiting Paper and Plow!

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P.S. I get goat milk from Folktale Farm where Abby milks her mini goats by hand! Check out her Nigerian Dwarf herd here: www.folktalefibers.blogspot.com

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  • Josie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    Hi there! I'm Josie and I love making soap, growing things, sewing, and knitting - and making more soap. (I can't stop making soap!)

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