TheVillageSoapsmith

Handcrafted bath and body products

Pinehurst, North Carolina · 719 Sales

TheVillageSoapsmith

Handcrafted bath and body products

Pinehurst, North Carolina 719 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(165)

Announcement   Welcome to our shop. Please feel free to browse and let us know if we can help. We love custom orders so don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for visiting.

Announcement

Last updated on May 7, 2017

Welcome to our shop. Please feel free to browse and let us know if we can help. We love custom orders so don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for visiting.

Bonnie Howard

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Bonnie Howard

Lavender and chamomile handcrafted luxury soap

Lavender and chamomile handcrafted luxury soap

$6.00

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Unscented Aftershave Splash

Unscented Aftershave Splash

$8.00

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5 out of 5 stars
(165)
enchester

enchester on Feb 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for making these for us!

Pamela

Pamela on Feb 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This smells lovely and moisturizes so well! I just had casts removed and couldn't find a lotion that helped my poor, dry skin. This is perfect! My skin was instantly moisturized without feeling greasy, and the scent is perfection.

Lavonne

Lavonne on Jan 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered these for shower and loved them. They are even nicer then they look in the picture. They were well constructed and packaged nicely. They have a very nice baby powder scent.

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Updates

Oatmeal milk and honey bath bombs freshly made. They are comfort food for your skin. Why not try one today?
We make the sample size foaming sugar scrubs to order. Which ones would you like to try?
We just listed a couple new soap dishes. Also available in cobalt blue and dove gray.
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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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