Jade does “quality control on it first”.
She sorts through and makes sure to remove any weeds or items we don’t want to use.
Then it gets passed to Emery who puts it through the food processor.
All the chopped-up jewelweed is then infused in organic extra-virgin olive oil. This is a multi-step process that we’ve developed over the years that does an amazing job of getting all of the valuable properties of the plant into the olive oil.
It’s a very big job that we do.
But fortunately it goes pretty quickly and only needs to be done once a year!
It’s a combination of several different fragrances that gives it a strong fruity smell, that almost smells of fruit juice.
This warm, rich, fruity smell puts you in the mood for summer!
Confetti is a mix of a variety of scents. While trying to come up with a name for it, everyone smelled something different! It has a strong spice smell (reminiscent of the Cranberry Spice soap) but we’ve also detected everything from floral to tropical.
We decided Confetti best described this complex scent.
The Almond is made with almond essential oil, and smells like sweet cherries. The OMH is scented with our popular Oatmeal Milk & Honey fragrance.
We only made about 100 bars of each scent. Be sure and let us know what you think of them!
We are getting LOTS of soap bagged!
During springtime floral scented soaps such as Honeysuckle, Emery’s Flower Garden, and Daffodil are popular. This month, we also have Red Clover Tea! It’s a lightly floral scented, refreshingly sweet bar, and a pale green color.
You can find Red Clover Tea on the GMS website.
This Spring we have a popular soap scent for women; Strawberries & Champagne! It is lightly scented, and is a dupe of the Victoria’s Secret scent.
Colter is in charge of making all the soap around here. This month in addition to Daffodil, Emery’s Flower Garden, and Spearmint Lime, we have Cranberry Spice! It has the sweetness of cranberries with the spiciness of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves.
This scent is so popular around the holidays that it sells out in a couple weeks. We have made some this spring so you don’t have to wait until this fall to get it!
For April, we have a brand new scent! Introducing Spearmint Lime. We have combined spearmint and lime essential oil to give it a fresh minty, fruity smell that sets you in the mood for Spring.
It’s always exciting releasing a new scent; everyone around the soaproom seems to like it. Be sure and tell us what you think!
Jade is unmolding shaving soap – actually she is catching it as the boys pull on the rope to unmold it.
When we moved from Charlestown to Scottsburg, he transported many of the flowers, and started a new one! This Spring, he has started one next to the barn. Only the Daffodils have started blooming so far.
This Spring, we have Emery’s Flower Garden scented soap! The scent varies each year and we love this one! It has a nice floral scent that is very reminiscent of Emery’s Flower Garden.
You can find Emery’s Flower Garden on the website. If you try it, let us know what you think of it!
We have a special Easter soap this year! Our newest limited edition soap is a special Daffodil Soap that is now cured and ready just in time for Easter. This is a new soap we’ve never offered before, with a mild floral scent that smells of spring and of daffodil flowers.
Colter has been making lots of soap!