TheVillageSoapsmith

Handcrafted bath and body products

North Carolina, United States · 292 Sales

TheVillageSoapsmith

Handcrafted bath and body products

North Carolina, United States 292 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(76)
Bonnie Howard

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Bonnie Howard

Cloud Nine bath bomb, bath fizzy
US$5.00
Rock Star Red bath bomb, bath fizzy
US$5.00
Black bath bomb, bath fizzy, charcoal bath bomb
US$5.00
Kitchen/Gardener Soap with coffee
US$6.00
Turtledove for sensitive skin (all natural)
US$6.00
Rearing Horse glycerin soap
US$8.00
Amazing Grace (type) Soap
US$6.00
Lemon Salt Scrub and Odor Remover
US$15.00
Fresh Mango Emulsified Sugar Scrub
US$5.00
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How cute is this? Now available in our shop.

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Three new fragrances available: pomegranate Apple, Lavender Martini, and Lemoncello.

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Loofah in Glycerin Soap
US$6.00
New batch of bath bombs just packaged and ready to go

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About

From Retired to Inspired

After a long and successful career in commercial real estate and property management, I retired to Pinehurst, NC to follow my dream of becoming a scratch golfer. Playing golf 5 or 6 days a week soon became old and I became interested in becoming more self-sufficient.

The first eleven years of my life were spent on a farm in West Virginia where my wonderful grandmother did everything - cooked, gardened, canned, raised chickens and pigs, butchered, made lard and then soap from the lard. I wanted to be more like her.

So I set out on a wonderful journey. My first step was to plant a garden and learn everything I could about gardening and eating healthy. I was already an excellent cook and pretty handy with a needle and sewing machine.

The magic happened when I heard about a class for soap making. I jumped at the opportunity. At first I thought I would just make plain utilitarian soap - the kind my grandmother made in a big kettle. Only mine would be in a small pot in the house. From my very first batch I was hooked - I was fascinated - you could turn oils into soap. I had never thought about the process before.

Very quickly I moved from plain soaps to artisan type soaps. I love playing with the colors and mixing scents. Even my plain soaps are embellished with botanicals or a simple design on top. I want my soap to look good and smell good (but not overpowering) while making your skin feel wonderful.

As a bonus, using my soaps cleared up the eczema on my hands. That got me interested in other skin care products and my line expanded to include lip balms, then hand cream and body butters, then sugar scrubs and bath salts/soaks.

I have been selling at our farmers market and at craft fairs and festivals for over three years now and have been blessed with many loyal customers who buy and promote my products.

There is a saying: "do what you love and you will never work a day in your life." Well I am doing what I love and it is not work - I look forward to going to my studio each day in anticipation of a new creation or hearing from a customer wanting more of their favorites.

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