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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

MAY

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Bethlehem Farmer’s Market @ Campus Square (Corner of New & Morton Streets, Bethlehem PA, Every Thursday 11am-3pm)

May 3-4 Strawberry Festival (Peddler’s Village, Lahaska PA, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm)

May 4 Home and Garden Festival (Chestnut Hill, 8000-8600 Blocks Germantown Ave, Sunday 11am-5pm)

May 10-11 49th Annual Downtown Bethlehem 2014 Fine Arts & Craft Show (Historic Main Street, Downtown Shopping District, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm)

May 17 Parkland Festival of the Arts (Parkland High School Quad, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown PA, Saturday 10am-4pm)

May 23-26 Mayfair Festival of the Arts (Allentown Fairgrounds, Ag Hall, Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday-Monday 11am-7pm, Admission Fee TBD)

May 31 Pending Acceptance

JUNE

June 1 Arts in the Park (High School Park, Elkins Park PA, Sunday 10am-5pm)

June 1 Dublin Day Art Festival (Dublin Technology Enterprise, North Main Street, Dublin PA, Sunday 12noon-5pm)

June 5, 12, 19, 26 Bethlehem Farmer’s Market @ Campus Square (Corner of New & Morton Streets, Bethlehem PA, Every Thursday 11am-3pm)

June 7 Pending Acceptance

June 21-22 Pending Acceptance

June 28 Pending Acceptance

June 28-July 6 Kutztown Folk Festival (Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown PA, Saturday-Saturday 10am-8pm, last Sunday 10am-5pm)

June 29 Art in the Park (Catasauqua Park, Catasauqua PA, Sunday 12noon-5pm)




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