I craft my handmade soaps in small batches using both cold and hot processes. I mostly use the hot process method because I love being able to control what oils I ‘superfat’ with (the extra oils left in that does not turn to soap). Aunt Dee’s soaps are not made from a purchased soap base. They are truly hand made, mixing quality oils and fats with lye and water and adding skin loving oils & butter to produce a great soap that lathers well and full of natural glycerin. I also use clays, botanicals, essential oils, natural silk, sea salts and skin safe fragrance oils and some cosmetic grade micas and oxides for colorants in the soaps. The soaps are cut and set aside to cure (which takes weeks) resulting in a gentle, handmade, oil enriched soap bar.
I also use those same wonderful oils and butters to make solid lotion bars, body butter made with organic unrefined shea butter, bath bombs, lip balm, shave soaps, beard and hair oils, facial soap (people love the Charcoal and Sea Clay facial soaps). I even sell the loofahs I grow in my garden as crops allow!
Because so many people have a wide variety of allergies, and they want to know what they are putting onto their skin, I put a full ingredient list on all items I make. I am also a member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild (HSCG). HSCG a not-for-profit trade association that represents and supports the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry.
Where can you find Aunt Dee’s products?
Other than the website auntdeessoaps.com, I sell at different craft fairs throughout the year. Saturdays that I am not selling at a craft fair I am set up at the Warren County Farmer’s Market in McMinnville, Tennessee. I also have stores in Smithville (Button Willow General Store) and McMinnville (Red Door Boutique) that are carrying some of Aunt Dee’s products.
If you are looking for a location to meet with me personally you can always look at the Aunt Dee’s Soaps and Lotions Facebook page for my set-up location or text, call or message me.