Why should you buy Natural Handcrafted Soaps

by Patty Smith

You may be accustomed to purchasing soap at the grocery store or at the mall in a brightly packaged container or a convenient dispenser, but before you buy, pay attention to the labels. The first thing you will notice is that you aren't buying soap, you are buying a moisturizing bar, a body wash or a beauty bar. They don't contain the ingredients that qualify them to be labeled as soap. Instead they are detergents, containing ingredients created in the lab to make them lather and other chemicals that you can't pronounce and really have no idea what they are or what they do.

Typically, glycerine is removed by the commercial soap manufacturers because it is profitable to sell the glycerine independently to be added to lotions and moisturizers. After using the commercial body bars, your skin will be crying out for moisture that has been stripped as you bathe.

Your skin is porous and absorbs whatever it comes into contact with. Chemicals and toxins that we use on our bodies, hands, and face over time can actually cause issues with skin conditions, rashes, and accumulate in our lymph nodes, body fat, and even brain tissue. In addition, these chemicals are not good for the environment.

A natural handcrafted soap, made from quality oils and organic ingredients is great for your skin and good for the environment.

When purchasing handmade soap, these are the things you should know. There are three ways of making soap - "melt and pour", "hot process" and "cold process". Not all handmade soaps are created equal. The oil mixtures vary from soap maker to soap maker. Even with handmade soap it is still very important to read the labels.

The cold process method takes the most time, but is undoubtedly the best method for producing the highest quality soaps and this is the method we use at The Country Escape.

Cold process soap bars are made using a combination of oils or fats and lye. The caustic effect of the lye is removed during the saponification process. Glycerine is created during this saponification process. The oils that are used will determine how hard or soft the bar will be and how well it will lather.

The best soap for your skin and for the environment is an all-natural, cold process soap made with organic ingredients. Trust us, your skin will thank you.

New Product - Alcohol-Free Body Spray

by Patty Smith

We are excited to introduce our new Body Spray http://thecountryescape.net/skin-care/body-spray-mist-choose-your-scent-alcohol-free-lots-of-uses

This alcohol-free scented body spray leaves you feeling refreshed and smelling great!

They can be used as a perfume, but have many other uses. You can use our Lavender Body Spray on bed or pillow as a sleep aid. Our Peppermint Spray can be used to repel unwanted spiders. The Tea Tree Spray is an all-natural anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal product. Rosemary is helpful in stimulating focus. The possibilities are endless!

We also have customer favorite fragrance scents available in addition to the essential oil scents.

The purse-size bottle is perfect for travel for freshness on the go!

It's About Time...

by Patty Smith

It has been a whirlwind summer and we have been busy.

We have been busy creating some new products and new scents for the summer - with the All-Natural Insect Repellent Lotion Bar being an instant fan favorite. Mosquitoes do not like it and that makes me happy!

We have also added new candle and melt scents to our line-up. I personally like the Ginger & Pear and the Ginger & Lime scents. We have also added some wonderful new soaps - again the Ginger & Pear is high on the list, but the Frankincense & Myrrh is going to be a new favorite with customers with all of its amazing benefits. We even have whipped up a batch of Naked Cowboy soap to go along with the lotion, melts and candles in this signature scent. Speaking of lotions, we have added several varieties as well.

This summer we have had some wonderful opportunities to do wedding and shower favors too. We did a custom label featuring a customer's sonogram on candles for shower favors, which turned out really great and the customer was very pleased. We have made custom sugar cubes and soap favor bars, too. It is such fun to be a little tiny part of their special event.

The summer is all but over. School starts this week for most and has likely already started for you. We will be rolling out our holiday candles in the next few days and gearing up for the holiday season. We would be delighted if you would consider some of our products for your friends and family or just to pamper yourself.

Use coupon code holiday2014 to save 10% on orders of $30 or more. We appreciate your business!