Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vintage Handmade Soaps Feature & Review (with Giveaway Link)

My family and I recently  had the opportunity to try out several varieties of handmade soap made by Heather from Raising Mighty Arrows. We love it! Not only does it sud so nicely, smell wonderfully, and leave your hands feeling clean and refreshed, you can also rest assured that this soap only has quality ingredients that are good for your skin.

Heather has recently started up a home business making and selling her wonderful soap. Now those of us who either don't know how to make soap or simply don't have the time, can enjoy the benefits and blessings of homemade natural oil soap with natural essential oils or fragrance oils. Vintage Handmade Soaps are made in the comfort of home, mixed by hand, poured into molds, hand cut, and cured for at least four weeks before every batch is tested to ensure satisfaction guaranteed.

And now I am delighted to introduce you to the sweet lady who makes this beautiful soap!

How and when did you become interested in your craft?
I first used handmade soap last year and fell in love with it.  I knew that I never wanted to use store bought soap again, although I have.  I have used handmade soaps from a few different makers and have enjoyed it all. 
What inspired you to open your business?
I wanted to be able to do something that would bring in extra money for our family; to somewhat lift my husband's burden.  Since I enjoyed using handmade soap so much and didn't know of anyone directly in our area that makes them, I decided to try my hand at making them.  I knew right away that this was something I wanted to get into not only making and using, but also selling for others to enjoy.

Have you taken any courses or classes?
Everything that I have learned has come from books, the Internet, and asking questions of other ladies that make soap.

Is there something that you do differently than other people in your craft?

I use Silk Milk in my soaps and haven't seen much of that elsewhere.  The Silk Milk has added vitamins and minerals and adds a creamy, moisturizing effect to the soaps.

What is your favorite item in your shop?
The Sweet Orange is my FAVORITE, as is the favorite for a lot of my customers.  The Chocolate/Mint is also another favorite.

Why do you do what you do?
I love knowing that the soap my family is using is not only safe for our skin, but is also beneficial in that it has cleared dry, itchy skin. 

How do you make time to craft?
I usually try to make soap in the evenings when my husband is home and can tend to the children.

What advice would you give someone just learning your craft?

Read everything you can on soap making before diving in.  Be sure this is something you're ready to try and PRAY before you do anything, as well as seek the advice of your husband (or parents if you're not married).

Aren't they lovely? They smell just as good as they look too. :) I especially love the ones made with essential oils! The mint ones are my favorite so far!

Come check out Vintage Handmade Soaps for yourself! You can also find Heather on Facebook, and I'm told that there is a coupon code just waiting for anyone who "likes" Vintage Heritage Soap.

You don't need to have a Facebook account to find a coupon code though. Heather has sweetly offered my readers a coupon for 20% off their purchase! Just use the code joyfulservice at checkout to receive your discount.

Would you like the opportunity to win a $15 gift code to Vintage Handmade Soap? My good friend Anna who blogs at Feminine Adventures is hosting a giveaway right now, so hurry on over and enter!


Raising Mighty Arrows said...

Sarah, thank you for doing an outstanding review/interview of our soaps! You are such a blessing to me. :)

Anna @ Feminine Adventure said...

Wonderful review and interview! Thanks so much for linking to the giveaway. :)

Melanie Ski said...

I love making soaps, especially with fresh goats milk! I know the artistry that comes in making soap. Great talent!

Jenn said...

That was such a lovely review--nice with the interview as well! We love Heather's soaps...the Oatmeal scrub especially is great!

Miss Sarah said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm honored to have the opportunity to feature Vintage Handmade Soaps and share with others Heather's lovely soaps!