Just in time for the holidays!

 One Piece Soap Tray/Soap Combo:

Our one piece, slotted soap tray made of beech wood paired together with your choice of a vanilla or oatmeal, milk & honey scented four ounce bar of soap tied together with a lovely ribbon.
Price: See Products page for pricing

Two Piece Soap Tray/Soap Combo:

Our stylish, two piece soap tray made of beech wood paired together with your choice of a vanilla or oatmeal, milk & honey scented four ounce bar of soap tied together with a lovely ribbon.
Price: See Products page for pricing

Soap Trays

This stylish, two-piece soap tray made of beech wood is wonderful for the bathtub, shower or next to the kitchen and bathroom sinks. The top part of the dish allows for complete drainage and the base captures the draining water, keeping your sink dry. The base also has four cushioned feet that elevate and prevent the dish from sitting in water. Dimensions: 5.5 inches long, 4.75 inches wide, 1 inch high. Price: See Products page for pricing.

This curved, slotted, one-piece soap tray made of beech wood is great for the bathtub or shower. The slots allow for proper drainage and the curved style keeps the soap in the tray where it belongs! Dimensions: 4.5 inches long, 3.75 inches wide, .75 inches high. Price: See Products page for pricing.

What is Lye Soap?

Exactly what is lye soap? In reality, it's any soap that is made with sodium hydroxide, also known as lye. That's pretty obvious, right? Unfortunately, over time this true definition has been somewhat altered.

If you spent any time making your own soaps, or learning about soap making, you probably know that almost all handmade natural soaps are made with lye.

Lye is an essential component in the soap making reaction because its hydroxide ion combines with the oil or fat to form the soap. The only exception to sodium hydroxide soap would be the occasional liquid soap that is made with potassium hydroxide. Potassium hydroxide, however, is also a type of lye.

So does this mean that all homemade natural soap is lye soap? Basically, yes.

Some people mistakenly think that the definition of lye soap is any soap that is caustic and harsh. They couldn't be more wrong! Many people don't understand how lye, which is an extremely harmful chemical, can be used to make soothing and mild natural soaps. After all, for non soap makers, lye is known most for its drain cleaning abilities!

So how exactly does it work? If you had high school chemistry, you may remember that when you mix a base with an acid, you form a neutral. This is exactly what happens in the soap making reaction. The base (lye) mixes with the acid (oil or fat) to form a neutral (the soap).

Furthermore, before the soap making process was perfected, soap was often extremely irritating because the amount of lye needed to react with the oil was overestimated. This caused lye pockets to form within the soap that burned the skin.

Although lye soap making today avoids this negative trait, some people still think it is harsh because of the horrible memories of "grandma's lye soap".

Reality, however, is quite the contrary... the main benefit of homemade lye soap, and the reason people love it so much, is actually because of its soothing properties, courtesy of the glycerin that forms during the oil and lye reaction.

Glycerin is (unfortunately) removed from most commercial soaps and sold as a byproduct because of corporate concerns to pass last quarter's profits. Most homemade soap makers are more concerned about producing a superior product... So they keep the glycerin in the soap.

-Soap Making Resource, www.soap-making-resource.com

New Lotion Fragrance

We are now offering our fabulous lotion in the subtle and sweet fragrance of oatmeal, milk and honey. The oatmeal, milk and honey fragrance is a favorite in our soap and sure to be just as popular in the lotion. Try some today!

Mother's Day

What better way to pamper that special mother in your life than by giving her natural products for her skin? Better yet, let us wrap your purchase in a beautiful custom gift basket. You can choose from either of the two options below or place a special order. Place your order now by emailing us at blessingsofnaturesoap@gmail.com  or calling us at 248-802-8382.

4 wrapped four ounce bars of soap, 1 eight ounce lotion, 2 lip balms - See products page for pricing.
(Baskets and Bows may vary)

1 wrapped four ounce bar of soap, 1 eight ounce lotion, 1 lip balm - See products page for pricing.
(Baskets and Bows may vary)

Vitamin E in Lip Balms

We have added Vitamin E to our lip balms!

"You might have noticed that vitamin E is a common ingredient in many skin care products, such as body lotions, anti-aging serums, moisturizers and lip balms. This nutrient clearly has a good reputation when it comes to skin care, but you might wonder what exactly it does for your lips.

One of the reasons vitamin E is included in so many skin care products is that it acts as an antioxidant, which means it fights against the skin cell damage believed to be caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules in the body that may harm cellular processes, and their presence in the skin is most often a result of exposure to pollution and ultraviolet rays from the sun. Because they work against free radicals -- which many scientists believe contribute to signs of aging -- antioxidants are often found in products advertised as anti-aging [source: American Academy of Dermatology].

Beyond its effects as an antioxidant, vitamin E also is believed to protect skin from damage directly caused by ultraviolet rays. Your lips are often exposed to the sun and don't contain the protective pigment melanin, so choosing a lip care product with vitamin E can help protect your lips during the day and possibly repair damage after the day is done [source: American Academy of Dermatology]. So, as an ingredient in lip balms, vitamin E may help you maintain the soft, youthful texture of your lips by reducing the signs of aging."

-Discovery Health(www.health.discovery.com)


Spring is almost here...a busy time for baby and wedding showers, year end ladies events and so much more! Looking for a unique idea that everyone is sure to love? What about giving natural skin products? Our 2 ounce, fragrant bar soaps decorated with pretty flowers make wonderful party favors. Or how about combining vanilla scented lotion, soap and lip balm together in a basket for a delightful prize? The possiblities are endless. Click on our "Products" page for pricing and information on our current products. We look forward to making your next event a little more special.

Lip Balm

We are now offering Natural Lip Balm.

"Shea Butter" Lip Balm Ingredients: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Beeswax

Flavors Available:
Strawberry - Pleasantly divine
Bubble Gum - Lip Smackin' good
Root Beer - Simply delicious
Cucumber Melon - Subtle and sweet
Peppermint - Cool and refreshing (made with organic peppermint essential oil)
Natural - NO flavor

See Products page for pricing.

Caring for Natural Soap

Our handmade soap is in its pure and natural state. It does not contain synthetic preservatives or artificial hardeners. With just a little care you can prolong the life of your soap.

Do not let your soap sit in a puddle of water.

Give your soap plenty of fresh air between uses.

Use a well drained soap dish to keep soap dry.

The use of a wash cloth will extend the life of your soap.

It's best to use your natural soap within six months of purchase.

Store unused soap in a dark, dry, relatively cool location.

Vanilla Lotion

Try our newest product.... Vanilla Lotion (Ingredients: Water, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Phenonip and Fragrance)
You will love how soft and smooth your skin feels after using it as well as the subtle hint of vanilla fragrance. See Product page for size and pricing.