Thursday, July 15, 2010

Press Release
Nokomis, Florida ~ Handmade soap may be an unlikely ground-breaking product but it is a part of the cultural movement toward buying products that are healthy and eco-friendly.

Consumers Love Handmade Soap
Handcrafted in small batches, natural soap is gaining converts across the USA. Customers are snatching it up in record numbers. Since I started my business a year ago, sales have increased greatly each month. Soapers, as we call ourselves, are finding success with creative marketing strategies. For example, I display unpackaged, narrow-banded bars of soap in baskets and vintage suitcases boosting my sales. Shoppers can't help but approach the display and pick up the soap. They inhale the aroma, admire the natural ingredients listed on the back of each bar, and then buy it.

How Handmade Soap Is Made
At Natural Garden Soaps I, Paula Parrish the master soap maker, do things the old fashioned way. I hand select natural ingredients, blend them in small batches and pour them into wooden molds. All of my handmade soaps are made with olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, pure essential oils, pure distilled water and my own backyard botanicals. My backyard botanicals include herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers from my own organic garden.

What Makes Handmade Soap Awesome
Many people complain about commercially made soap making their skin feel dry and itchy. They reach for lotion as soon as they get out of the shower. Glycerin is a humectant. When I create a batch of soap, saponification occurs and natural glycerin is created. That means my soap attracts moisture to the skin. Many commercial soap makers extract the glycerin and sell it to be used in higher priced beauty products. This leaves their soaps drying to the skin.

Care For Your Body With TLC
The skin is the largest human organ. It is the body's first line of defense against dehydration, temperature, infection and harmful substances. Handmade soaps give your skin the care it needs making bathing a naturally gentle and soothing experience.

Handmade Soap Is Good For You
The evidence is plentiful in regards to the healing powers of handmade natural soap, particularly when essential oils are included for their aromatherapy benefits. Eczema and psoriasis sufferers, people that have sensitive skin, or have skin allergies often find immediate relief by switching to handmade soap. Handmade soap is very mild due to how it is made, but also because of what is NOT in it. In my handmade soap, there are no artificial colors, fragrances or preservatives.

Choosing The Right Soap
To improve your skin's health you, the consumer, should carefully review the ingredients in the soap you are currently using. If you can't pronounce the ingredients or if your skin is dry and/or irritated, you should consider switching to handmade soap. Visit to learn more about choosing which natural soap bar is best for your skin type.

A Healthy Revolution
A green consumer revolution is gaining ground across America. The public gains more knowledge of the quality and benefits of handmade soap. Small, ecologically sustainable businesses like mine are suddenly on the radar screens of large corporations; but more importantly are "in the showers" of the consumer who purchase at local fairs, festivals, markets and online. You can buy soap that is made right in your own community and all across the USA!

Paula Parrish, Natural Garden Soaps
249 Matisse Circle North Nokomis, Fl 34275

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the effort you took to expand upon this topic so thoroughly. I look forward to future post.
    The Natural Health field is growing at a phenomenal rate throughout the world. And millions of Americans -- aware of the detrimental effects of drug-based western medicine -- are joining health oriented people around the globe in embracing an alternative natural approach. Encompassing the core building blocks of all living organisms, an holistic lifestyle promotes the building, repair, and maintenance of health. Careers natural medicine