themuddymoose

Goat Milk Soaps & Lotions, Beeswax Balms, Bath and Body

Penfield, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2008

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themuddymoose

Goat Milk Soaps & Lotions, Beeswax Balms, Bath and Body

Penfield, Pennsylvania | 2,430 Sales

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Note from shop owner We are currently participating in The Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA. The festival runs from June 30-July 8th. Please check back after that date when we plan to reopen.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 28, 2019

We are currently participating in The Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA. The festival runs from June 30-July 8th. Please check back after that date when we plan to reopen.

Deborah A Ruhf

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Deborah A Ruhf

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About themuddymoose

Sales 2,430
On Etsy since 2008

Obsession turned Profession!

The Muddy Moose Bath Boutique, a small cottage industry , started out just like you might imagine: as a hobby. I wanted to learn how to make REAL SOAP....you know, using lye and everything. This desire set me on a quest, to learn how to do it the right way. I became, well, obsessed with everything soap making. I would like to dispute the fact that I was obsessed, but my husband would have to say otherwise. So I read and reread soap making books, researched online, talked to other soap makers and joined many online soap forums. Once I had compiled all the proper equipment and had the ingredients, it was time to make my first batch.
So on Christmas vacation one year, my sister-in-law, Cathy, and I set out to do just that. We stirred and stirred and stirred some more and finally that magical moment arrived: trace. This is the exciting stage during the soap making process that you get to add all fun stuff into your soap: herbs, scents, oatmeal and just about anything else your heart desires. Now, I can't necessarily attest to the qualities of that first batch, but we had achieved what we had set out to do: make soap. And I can't really say whether addictive personalities run in our family or if it is just my inner chemist coming out, but I must admit from that point on, I was hooked!

So, I started doing more research. I began to learn which oils contribute special properties to the soap. And each time I learned something new, I would break out the soap pot and begin to create! Now, for those of you unfamiliar with how to make soap, you simply cannot make a single bar of soap...it is make in small batches. So what ended up happening was with one fell swoop of the soap stick, I would have 13 bars of soap....and that can add up FAST! Just ask my husband....I slowly began encroaching into his "man cave". So I started to give it away. I gave it to family.....to friends.....to friends of friends....heck, I even gave it to complete strangers! (OK,OK...maybe that last part is a bit of an exaggeration...but you get the point) Then something strange started happening....just when I thought people would start to run when they saw me coming.....THEY started to come to ME...ASKING for more soap! That is when I had what you call my "AH-HA moment" and the rest, is well, history!

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  • Deborah A Ruhf

    Owner, Soap Maker Extrodinaire

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Last updated on Apr 24, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We gladly offer custom, personalized favors. We also can add your logo to any of our items for private label to offer in your bed and breakfast, cabin, business or retail store. All label design and printing is done in-house so we are able to work closely with you to design something special just for you. Message us for pricing and further details.

Wholesale availability

We gladly offer wholesale pricing, please feel free to contacts us for pricing and our terms and conditions.

Who makes your products?

We do it all! We have carefully formulated each and every product recipe, meticulously analyzed the each product, and once we are completely satisfied with the end result, we release the product to the public for purchase. We only use high quality ingredients and obtain as many local ingredients as possible. We never test on animals.

Do you offer expideted order processing and shipping?

Our current processing time is 5-7 business days unless otherwise specified in the listing. If you are needing the order in a hurry, please contact us and will gladly work with you to speed your order along in any way we can. Upgraded shipping is available. Additional costs may be incurred.