We make cold process soap and soy candles to sell at local Farmers' Markets, in our shop on Mann Road and on line at www.wild-roses.com. We sell antique glassware, fine 18th and 19th century reproduction items as well as Native American goods in our walk-in store. Most of our glassware is from the Depression Era.
Our soap products are luxurious, spa quality soaps with a vintage flair.
We make luxurious soap from fine oils, botanicals and lye. These are combined until a chemical reaction called saponification takes place, a majic transformation of the ingredients to a luscious and creamy spa quality soap. Once saponification takes place, we add luxurious ingredients that enhance the bath or shower, like gentle essential oils, fragrances or skin soothers like goat's milk or rose french clay.
Although our grandmothers made soap from wood ash and animal fats, it was far superior to the mostly detergent products in groceries today. Our soap may have a fine white sheen on the top of the soap. This is natural soda from the wood ash that naturally rises to the top, and will wash away once you put the soap in water. Our wooden molds are hand made in the shape of a loaf, and we cut the soap to as uniform a size as possible. Our soap is never remelted or repoured. We use all of our scrap pieces for laundry detergent, as samples, and even as gifts. We love our soap and we know you will love it too.
About our SOAP:
Essential Oils – We use pure essential oils, including lavender, patchouli, tea tree, rosemary, peppermint, lemon, lime, eucalyptus, rose, sandalwood, lemongrass, ylang-ylang, rosewood to name a few. I use essential and fragrance oils at the rate of 1 ounce per pound of soap. Soap bars weigh approximately 3.5 to 5.5.
Fragrance Oils – Favorite scents include English Rose, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Hyacinth, Violet, Sweet Pea, and Pearberry to name a few.
Colorants and Clays – I use only the finest natural colorants, such as carrot juice and honey where possible, and other fine colorants purchased from soap supply houses where I can’t provide a natural botanical or vegetable source. My imported clays are French Pink Clay, French Green Clay, and Morrocan Red Clay for natural color and removal of impurities. We use sea salt for luxury foot soaps and scrubs.
Herbs and Botanicals - Oatmeal, poppy seeds, and lavender buds, chamomile, peppermint, sea salt, calendula blossoms and other herbs are used to make my luxury soaps. I grow many of these herbs in my yard, or purchase from reputable soap suppliers.
Oils - We use olive, sesame, palm, coconut, castor, cocoa butter, shea butter, canola, and soy and beeswax, all in different combinations. These oils and butters are mixed with a sodium hydroxide solution to form a chemical reaction called saponification that turns the oils into soap. The finished product contains NO lye. We use a generous amount of coconut oil and castor oil, both of which provide luxurious creamy suds.
Goat's Milk - we recently began adding goat's milk to our soap, due to customer request. The milk is alleged to have superior skin softening properties.
Local Honey - We use honey in very small amounts in several of our varieties. We purchase our honey from local vendors in the Morgan County Indiana area.