Day Creek Rain: This is a twist on traditional lavender. This one is my favorite. Slightly masculine if you need a soap for a gentleman.
Teatime in Day Creek: This fragrance smells like a whiff of fresh Meyer Lemons mixed with beautifully romantic Bergamot. It is heavy on the citrus, light on the tea notes.
Peace Meadow: A fragrance with floral notes encompassed by the aroma of fresh green foliage.
Wenatchee: This is a fun - and it's sure to be popular with the kids! This scent is actually a blend of a few varieties of Red Apple scents, along with some notes of Green Apple to temper the sweetness.
Kentish Rain: Rainy, salty mist green notes made up of basil, green leaf and ozone notes with added notes of muguet lily, rose and jasmine bring out the touch of violet in the blend for sweetness.
Halloween in Sedro: This fragrance is a sweet, candy-like fragrance that smells like a jelly bean. With notes of Tangerine, juicy peach, lemon drop and cotton candy.
Neighbor’s Blueberries: This Blueberry Fragrance is a traditional Blueberry fragrance. Because of its supporting notes of marionberries, leafy greenery and light musk.
Lard resembles the structure of human skin cells which is composed of saturated fats. Lard soap is closer to our skin than plant-based soaps.
Some people wrongly assume that lard soap will clog pores and damage the skin. This is not true. Lard may actually benefit the skin because it is mild, moisturizing, and conditions very well.
Lard makes a very mild, conditioning soap that is great for your skin. Unlike commercial soaps, where the glycerin is removed and sold as a separate bi-product, homemade soap retains the glycerin, which is very moisturizing.
Lard makes the bars of soap very hard and therefore long lasting.
Rain water is used to make soap since this is the softest water and doesn’t contain anything that might react with the rest of the ingredients.
Note: Lard doesn’t lather very well though, this is the reason I add a little bit of castor oil (about 5%).
Why I make and use lard soap
I am far from being a soap expert, I started making soap from the lard of our hogs because it was a sustainable option, I like doing things the old fashioned way and I am a firm believer that natural hygiene products are much safer.
I was surprised at how well my first batch turned out, lard soap is very silky and conditioning. I started giving soaps to friends and ended up to start selling them at a local store in Sedro and at our little store due to their popularity.
Nowadays, lard is considered a waste product, by using it, we are helping reduce the waste and make the most of the life of an animal that was killed for other reasons.
I have always tried to stay away from chemicals that might be harmful such us Parabens, Phthalates and petrochemicals. All of these are found in most commercial beauty products and some are known to be carcinogens. So, making my own soap would guarantee that none of the above were in it.
The ingredients of my soap can be easily pronounced and are completely natural with the exception of the fragrance, which is 5% of the soap’s weight.
All the fragrance oils I use are Phthalate free!
I do not add any coloring, differences in color are due to the fragrance oil.