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Welcome to A Natural Alternative Soaps & Toiletries 

My journey making soaps started 12 years ago and has led me down a path filled with science and wonder. I have studied chemistry, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, as well as marketing and small business management. This constant study allows me to make the best products I can and to be constantly making them better.

The ability to smell is one of our most powerful senses. Fragrance has the power to bring us back in time, to transport to a far away land, and to calm and comfort us in the present. Making soaps and toiletries allows me to tap into the power of fragrance. For me, it is not just the scent that is important, but the overall aesthetics of the item. Color plays an important role, as each fragrance invokes a feeling that can be better communicated using color. Texture is also important- the feel of the item as we use and apply it is as important as the ingredients found within. Flavor of items applied to the lips is another essential. Anyone who has ever had a head cold knows that fragrance and flavor go hand in hand. I am proud to be able to make a craft that can touch four of our five senses, all at the same time.

All of my products are inspired by nature. They are all free from preservatives (parabens) and detergents (sulfates and sulfites) as well as dyes and phalates. My soaps are made by a process called hand milling. This process takes more time, but produces a harder, longer lasting bar of soap that has a more luxurious lather. Most of my soaps are also all made with organic whole milk which improves their skin feel. All of my products are made from my own recipes; no premade bases or mixes of any kind are used.

I make what I love and I hope that you love it too. I am always available to make something special just for you.


2014 Event Schedule 

My 2014 event schedule is just starting to take shape so there will be a lot of “holes” to fill in as the first months pass. Check back often and let me know if there is any place you would like to see me.

Arts & Craft Shows, Vending Days, Farmer’s Markets, & Special Events

AUGUST

August 28 Bethlehem Farmer’s Market @ Campus Square (Corner of New & Morton Streets, Bethlehem PA, Every Thursday 11am-3pm)

August 30 Art Walk (Historic Main Street, Downtown Shopping District, Bethlehem PA Saturday 4-8pm)

SEPTEMBER

September 4, 11, 18,25 Bethlehem Farmer’s Market @ Campus Square (Corner of New & Morton Streets, Bethlehem PA, Every Thursday 11am-3pm

September 13 Farewell to Summer Fest (Emmaus Traingle Park, and locations on Main Street, Emmaus, PA, 10am-7pm)

September 21 Pennridge Gallery of the Arts (Main Street, Sellersville PA, Sunday 12noon-5p)

September 27 MVA’s Autumn Fest at Shady Brook Farm (931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley PA, Saturday 10am-5pm)

OCTOBER

October 2,9,16,23,30 Bethlehem Farmer’s Market @ Campus Square (Corner of New & Morton Streets, Bethlehem PA, Every Thursday 11am-3pm)

October 4 Very Merrie Halloween  (1803 House, 55 S. Keystone Ave, Emmaus, PA Saturday 10am-3pm)

October 11 Harvest Festival (Main Street Bethlehem PA, Saturday 11am-6pm)

October 18-19 Crafts in the Meadow (Tyler State Park, 10 Stable Mill Road, Richboro PA, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm, $6 entry fee)

November

November 1 – 2 Apple Festival (Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm)

November 8 Fall Festival (LCCC Community Services Center 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, PA 18078, Saturday 9am-4pm)

November 14-15 Handmade Hive (Leithsville Fire Hall, 1995 Leithsville RD, Hellertown, PA 18055, Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8am-7pm)

November 20-23 Christkindlmarkt 2014 (101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA Thursday & Sunday 11am-6pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-8pm, Adults $9, Child 6-12 $5)

November 28-30 Christkindlmarkt 2014 (101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA Thursday & Sunday 11am-6pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-8pm, Adults $9, Child 6-12 $5)

November 28-30 Cinnamon & Spice Holiday Open House (1150 W. Congress Street, Whitehall, PA, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm)




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