Emily's Handmade Soaps Blog

Anniversary Giveaway - Free Wooden Soap Dish

Anniversary Giveaway - Free Wooden Soap Dish

We're so excited to be celebrating our 4 year anniversary this month! To spread the joy, we're giving away a Pacific Northwest made Wooden Soap Dish this month with the purchase of 4 bars of soap (limit 1 per order, while supplies last). No coupon code is required, and bundled soaps (like our Lavender Lover's Soap Trio and 4 Soaps for $30 deal) all count toward the 4 bar purchase. Our Wooden Soap Dishes are the perfect accessory for getting the maximum use out of your hand crafted soaps, and we know that you'll love them as much as we do.

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Fall Favorites are Here!

Fall Favorites are Here!

Fall is here and I can tell because I now have enough ponderosa pine needles in my yard to build another house! I'm not complaining, though. I love this time of year. The leaves are already turning the most gorgeous colors, I have my instant pot, crock pot, and grill all going at the same time, and I even broke down and had a pumpkin spice coffee the other day. Hey, 'tis the season!  It smells particularly delicious around here these days,and I'm giving credit to my limited edition fall favorites. Here's what's cookin'! Pumpkin Soap Not only does is...

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Big Changes in Little Des Moines

Chakra Soaps New Items Store News

Big Changes in Little Des Moines

Emily's Handmade Soaps is closing our retail shop in Des Moines, but we're still open for business and have some lovely new soaps coming your way!

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More Soap, Sister!

More Soap, Sister!

We have an exciting development in our brick and mortar shop! As many of you know, our own products make up the majority of our in-store offerings, and that hasn't changed. You'll still be able to pick up beeswax candles by Big Dipper Waxworks or whimsical greeting cards by Honeyberry Studios, for example. What we have added is more bath and body products made locally by Sister Scents.  Jolynn and Kim are actually sisters in law, but they work together to make candles, soap, lotions, scrubs, lip balms, and so much more. Since Emily's Handmade Soaps creates almost exclusively vegan soaps, we were...

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Artist Collaboration with Going Stag

Artist Collaboration with Going Stag

One of my very favorite things about owning my little soap biz is getting to meet so many fantastic artists and crafters. I met Marybeth Kelly during a particularly chilly outdoor event this winter and was in awe of her talent for woodworking. Her Portland, OR based business, Going Stag features artfully crafted signs, frames, trays and more. I was so drawn to her rustic and elegant designs that I was thrilled when she reached out to collaborate with us on a Mother's Day special. From now until Mother's Day, every bath tray from Going Stag will come with 4 bars of...

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