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Real handmade soap is different!  So different in fact that people who use it actually take the time to write us thank you letters.  We're all proud of our "thank you files." Here are a few snippets from them:

Handmade Soap from
Rocky Corner Soapworks

I tried handmade soap for the first time when a friend started making it. I gave it a try hesitantly because I have extremely sensitive skin. I will NEVER go back to soap from the shelf again!! My skin has never felt better; it's not flaky or itchy from our harsh New England weather. And I have not had any problems with allergic reactions since it is made with all natural ingredients. Thanks Karen for allowing me to try and enjoy your soaps!
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~Rachael, NH

 

Handmade Soap from
Carolyn's Natural Soap
Carolyn, I just love your face soap. I have such dry skin and on the farm I am always in the sun. Your face soap not only cleaned my face but left it soft and moist. I couldn't believe it. Thank You!
~~Theresa T., KS

 

 

Soap Alchemy

Handmade Soap from
Soap Alchemy
I haven't used a bar soap in many years as I find them to be drying to my skin. NOT with Soap Alchemy! What did I love? 1) The incredible, luxurious, almost sinfully copious amounts of lather! That sample is a little bar! where DO all  those bubbles come from?!  I've used a lot of  "luxury" brand cleansers - they don't hold a candle to Soap Alchemy!  2) The soft, smooth, moisturized feel of my post shower skin. I used  it to shave my legs - bliss!  Even my FEET feel pampered! 3) Unscented means unscented!  I didn't walk out the door (and into yoga class) smelling like anything more than soap and water. Thanks for a great product!
~~Melissa M.,  FL

 

Barcelona Bath and Body

Handmade Soap from
Barcelona Bath and Body
"I tried the Hand Soap Duo, two 3.5 ounce bars packaged beautifully in a rectangular box with a clear lid. The bars are emblazoned with the Barcelona logo which makes them especially beautiful, and of course this is great for branding. They are made with shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil and other oils and the lather is frothy and moisturizing. You can tell that a great deal of care goes into the manufacture of Barcelona products and the packaging is simply outstanding."
~~Donna Maria C-J., NC

 

Soap For Goodness Sake

Handmade Soap from
Soap For Goodness Sake
"These are the best soaps ever made!!! ;)  And the best soapmaker around!! ;) I won't buy any other soaps! I am hooked!!!!"
~~Deborah, FL

 

Balm of Zarahemla

Handmade Soap from
Balm of Zarahemla,
"My mother bought me soap at LEAF a few years ago and I used up all but one bar, the Poison Ivy Soap. I hadn't had a use for it until one night, after being out in the yard all day, we had some friends over. Half way through dinner one of my friends looked at me and said, "Christine, what is all over your arm?" It was Poison Ivy and over the course of 10 minutes it spread all over my body... and I mean EVERYWHERE - face, arms, legs, body - I was itching like crazy! I remembered my last bar of soap sitting up in the bathroom and excused myself. I jumped in the shower, lathered up, waited a minute or two then rinsed and jumped out. By the time I toweled off I was TOTALLY free of every inch of the rash!!!!! When I came back down to join my guests they were all amazed - there was no signs of ever having poison ivy. I told them it was my miracle soap that did it! So, thank you for coming up with this amazing concoction. Many Blessings to you,"
~~Christine, NC

Bunny's Bath

Handmade Soap from
Bunny's Bath

 "I really, really like the soap bars – they leave my skin feeling so clean and fresh!"
~~Christopher, NJ

Patti's Potions

Handmade Soap from
Patti's Potions

"Patti’s soaps are the best! I don’t use anything else and my friends would be SO disappointed if I didn’t give them soap at birthdays and holidays. I like trying the different scents each time I need a new bar."
~~M.P.S., MN

TuffBetty Soaps

Handmade Soap from
TuffBetty Soap

"I love TuffBetty Soaps! I live in the high desert in Colorado where it is very dry. As a result, my skin was so dry it was flaky. I started using TuffBetty soap, and my skin is just as soft as I would like it to be. I particularly like the Lavender Bar because of the gentleness to the skin, the amount of suds, and the lovely aroma. This is the first soap I have used on my face in thirty years, and I won't use any other. I have also ordered a custom batch of soap to use as gifts, and I was extremely pleased with the results. I find TuffBetty soaps to be of high quality, and the Tuff Betty "crew" extremely accommodating."
~~Jessica, CO
 

Sisters Making Scents

Handmade Soap from
Sisters Making Scents

"I love it! It smells sooo nice and is very sudsy. After using it for just one week my hands are much softer. I wash my hands with your soap every opportunity I can - the smell makes me feel so good. You have found a loyal customer."
~~Linda F., B.C., Canada


Handmade Soap from
Arcadia Aromatics

"I like these soaps much better than the ones in the store. They smell better and they last longer."
~~Tom L., PA


Leslie's Garden

Handmade Soap from
Leslie's Garden

"I absolutely loved the Embraceable You, as it seems to soothe my dry skin..."

~~Rebecca, VA


Handmade Soap from
The Purple Sage

"It's the cottage industry individuals such as yourself that take the extra time & effort ensuring quality that make the specialness of a custom-crafted product a luxury to those of us who are able to appreciate it. You do an awesome job, thanks for your art of love & the care with which you prepare it.  A product like yours that is able to enthrall the mind & ravish the senses is a rare treat, indeed. That is what makes it so special. forget "Calgon!" I'll let The Purple Sage take me away instead."
~~Paul, IL

 

White Fawn Herbal Soaps

Handmade Soap from
White Fawn Herbal Soap

"I just love your homemade soap. I tried washing my hair with it and it was awesome. It lathers up rich, thick and creamy and leaves my hair feeling extra clean and shiny. I’ve tried all the shampoos on the market and nothing compares to the homemade soap that you sell. Thank you for providing such a quality product."
~~Shannon, NY

 

Handmade Soap from
Lavande de Bois
Your soap is amazing! I have tried a lot of different soaps over the years and these soaps win hands down. My kids absolutely love the scents and are begging for chocolate soap so I will be placing another order shortly.
~~Amanda, MA

 

Handmade Soap from
Corris Soaps
I have always had problem skin with itching, scaling, balancing the oily spots and the dry spots. I scanned the grocery store for different soaps regularly and tried all the most popular advertised soap; nothing worked with my skin.   I loved Corris Soap from the first time I bathed with it. I got out of the shower with my skin glowing; it also felt soft, healthy and clean and for the first time in years, I did not have to use an anti-itch lotion. I would not go back to using any of the soaps found on the market since using Corris Soaps.  I recommend it highly to others who are looking for an excellent, first-rate soap. Thanks Corris.
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Ann H., MS

 

Total Bliss Gourmet Soap

Handmade Soap from
Total Bliss Gourmet Soap
Thank you so much for your wonderful hand made soap. I hadn’t slept well in months due to my extremely itchy dry skin. After numerous visits to the dermatologist, a friend at work asked if I had ever considered it might be my soap causing my skin problem. He gave me a bar of Total Bliss Soap. He said it had cleared up his red sores on his arms and legs and it was worth a try. I used your soap that night and got the first full night of sleep in months. My skin stopped itching and has now healed completely. My family is using it now and all rave about how soft it’s made their skin. Thank you so much for such a wonderful product!!!
~~Sarah B., VA

Sensatia Botanicals

Handmade Soap from
Sensatia Botanicals
"My husband and I were on vacation in Maui and stayed in a Bali styled B&B which had fabulous outdoor tropical showers for each room. The soap provided was this luscious creamy soap that enveloped you in the soothing and at the same time exhilarating scent of cinnamon and clove. We laughed that we spent 5 minutes bathing and another 10 minutes just filling our senses with the experience. Before we left I saved a soap package with the website address and then ordered from home on a rainy Seattle day. When it arrived I was so excited to relive just a few minutes of our vacation in the tropics. I would highly recommend the product and have given it for gifts as well."
~~Barbara S., WA

Sudsations

Handmade Soap from
Sudsations

The Colorado winters are very dry and can be brutal on the skin, and, being a redhead, my skin gets particularly dry and itchy. In the past, I've had to slather body lotion on after my shower. Your soaps have made such a difference. My favorite is the calendula. Kudos and with gratitude
~~Robin M., CO

Herbaria

Handmade Soap from
Herbaria

"Holy cow!  I had no idea how different a bar of soap could be. I was really struck by the fact that it lathered really well and left my skin feeling 'squeaky clean' but, at the same time, incredibly soft. Even my elbows felt softer! I'm definitely hooked.”
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Jackie B., KS

Prairie Meadow Soap

Handmade Soap from
Prairie Meadow Soap Company

”My son gets dry patches and bumps during dry winter months AND sweaty summer months, but this soap (Aloe Baby) seems to help calm his skin, smoothing away the rough patches and bumps and bringing his skin back to baby soft. I also use the soap for my baby girl, and it keeps her tender skin as soft as the day she was born. As a bonus for mommy, it's also great for shaving in the shower!”
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Nicole S., WI

Great Cakes Soapworks

Handmade Soap from
Great Cakes Soapworks

"After buying your lye soap this summer, I have noticed that my teenage son's acne has cleared and my hands aren't nearly as dry as usual in the winter. My family's skin has always been sensitive and your soap has been a true blessing!...
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Kathy B., KS

MoonDance Soaps

Handmade Soap from
MoonDance Soaps

"I received my soap order today and I wanted to tell you how very pleased I am with everything!! The soaps are even lovelier than I had hoped. Initially I chose to buy from you because, after reading the info on your website, I liked your "politics".....of course, now that I know first-hand how fabulous your products are, I am certain that I will be a repeat customer!"
~~Andrea , NC

Suds By Sarah

Handmade Soap from
Suds by Sarah

"I have a girl 11 and boy 12, they are arguing to see who gets to choose the next scent we will order! They really love bathtime now. These soaps really hold their scent well and have a great lather. I am ordering a special one to hide in the closet from the kids just for me to use!"
~~Paula, IA

 

Handmade Soap from
Alabu Soap

"Dear Alabu, Heres goes another gift off to a friend suffering from /DRY/ skin! She was here visiting me and loved your soaps so much that I am now sending her some of her own. Yours is the only soap we have used for years. Thanks for such a great product."
~~Melissa, ME




Handmade Soap from
Following Seasons

"I have been using your soaps almost exclusively for a year and I really love it!! I can not use any "store bought" soaps anymore."
~~Becky, CA


Handmade Soap from
Simply Soap

"I didn't realize how many unhealthy ingredients were in most store soaps.  I'm sure that's been part of my problem with my skin because ever since I started using your soap I've had no problems at all!"
~~H. M., FL


Handmade Soap from
Simmons Natural Bodycare

"The aroma of the soaps is so refreshing and relaxing. I especially like the way my skin feels after each shower"
~~M. James, OR
 

Handmade Soap from
SierraSnowSoaps

"Cannot believe the difference in my hands since using the balm you gave me. The fleece is what is drying them out. Took my first bath with the soap bars and cannot believe how soft the ole bod is."
~~ Carol, NV
 

Handmade Soap from
A Wild Texas Soap Bar

"I've been freaking out because  I'd misplaced your business card and we had lost data on our computer, therefore I couldn't find you. I was cleaning out my wallet a few minutes ago and found your card! Yeah! I've been in withdrawal! Thanks! Your soap is Heaven on Earth!"
~~Deborah, TX
 

Handmade Soap from
Annabelles Natural

"Once you have tried hand made soap, you’ll never want to use commercial soap again."
~~Mel, Corrimal NSW

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