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I have recently had a new website built, which includes my blog.  Please follow me at mountainfarmssoap.ca/darlenes-blog/

Thanks for reading 🙂

Darlene

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Soaps for Father’s Day

This Sunday, June 16th is Father’s Day.  I truly hope you honor and appreciate the men in your lives.  I sadly lost my Father 2 and a half years ago, but I still have my Father  in Law, My wonderful husband, and my three sons.  I love to make products for them, and here are some of their favorites.

My father in law really loves my soft soap shaving cream and my Lavender Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap. This whipped shaving soap is a cream soap with added Argan Oil, to help soothe irritated skin.

shavingcream2013logh2012 My sons favorites are my Oceanus, Jojoba Silk Shampoo Bar and my Dead Sea Mud soap.

silkshampoo2013oceanus2013deadsea2012c And my husband, being the good and supportive man that he is, loves everything I make 🙂 .  Seriously though he really does like the Leave in Spray Conditioner for hair.

sprayinconditionerMore and more men do come into my booth at the farmer’s market.  They too, like nice products for their skin, so why not give them a personal treat.  Whatever you decide to do for the men in your lives, I hope you have a special day celebrating with them ~Darlene

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Some New Soaps That Are Now Available

I have been so busy this past couple of weeks.  Last week my Mother was here, visiting with me, and that was really nice, as I only get to see her a couple of times a year.  So when she is visiting, I like to spend all of my time with her, so that means I don’t get a lot done in the way of working on my products, etc. Plus the market season is starting up this weekend, so I’m trying to get ready for that.  All of that being said I have been remiss in posting the soaps that are now available and on the website.

emu soap1This is my Unscented, Emu soap made with full Goat’s Milk.  It is designed for those with sensitive skin.

HST2013aHello Sweet Thang, a remake is now back in stock.  This soap is fairly sweet, and is loved by teenage girls.

bluesugar1Blue Sugar, this one is New.  This one in my opinion, is more of a sultry scent.  I personally really like it.  It would make a nice unisex soap

pomegranate1Pomegranate, I love this scent.  If you like fruity scents, then you will love this one.  This one is a glycerin soap.  I did make a test batch of this scent in cold process, but it just faded away.  The glycerin soap, holds the scent nice and strong.

satsuma2013aSatsuma, is a lovely fresh scented soap.  A combination of citrus scents, this one is a favorite for anyone who like citrus scents. Nice a clean.

mangopapaya2013aAnother remake – Mango & Papaya – This one is also very popular.  I just put this one on the website, and it is already almost gone.

Well I think that is everything I have done in the past little while. Next week it is back to restocking, bath products.   Have a nice week – Darlene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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What’s In Your Soap?

It seems that many people still do not understand the benefits of vegetable based, handmade soaps.  I have had people at Craft Events come up to me and comment on my sign that says” Our soaps are good for your skin.”  They say to me “Really!  I thought they just looked pretty and smell nice”  Then I go on to tell them how they contain all of their natural glycerin, and how many of the oils have benefits to their skin.  Our handmade soaps all contain a very high percentage of Olive Oil.  You will notice that this is the first ingredient on all of our soap labels.  

Olive oil, is not only benefical in your diet, but has many skin benefits too!

Here are just some of the benefits;

Rich in Vitamin E and Beta Carotene, Helps to stimulate new skin cell growth, It is extremely mild and may be helpful to people with skin conditions.  It is also an antioxidant.

Another fine ingredient we add to our soaps is Coconut Oil.  This is always the second ingredient you will find on our soap labels.  Coconut Oil produces soft creamy lather.  It also helps to make the soap white and is a great cleaning agent.

The third ingredient in our soap is Sustainable Palm Oil.  (Due to our concerns that the production of Palm Oil by some manufacturers is causing damage to the environment and those that live among it, we only purchase Palm Oil that is from a Certified Sustainable source, which must meet strict standards to ensure it is being produced in a way that is healthy to the environment.)  Palm Oil helps to make a harder long-lasting soap.  Also a very good skin care oil. Palm Oil is very high in fatty acids, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and magnesium. (Some soap makers use Tallow, which comes from animals, instead of Palm.)

Other oils we use in our soap are Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Sunflower Oil, Neem Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Emu Oil which is only used in our unscented Luxury Emu Soap.  These are all Luxury Oils than have many skin benefits.

So when you purchase a handmade soap from Mountain Farms Soap, you can be sure that you are getting a quality bar of soap, that if used properly (not left in water) will last you a very long time, and is kind to your skin and the environment.  Just one more note, – our bars are Big.  Weighing in most cases 150 grams or more, we feel you get good value for your money.

So please check your labels and know what you are putting onto your skin, the body’s largest organ.~Darlene

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Elemental Swirl

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Soaps I Made Yesterday

 

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Some New Soaps and a Little Tour

 

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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