This is the very first time making a Apple Cider Vinegar + Raw Honey Goat Milk Soap!
I have always hear about it, requested by customers, and ... skeptical about the ACV soap. But here it is, i finally remembered to pick-up a bottle of Nature's Intent Organic ACV from the grocery store and gathered my ingredients to give it a try.
Here are the skin-loving ingredients in this bar of goodness:
Organic coconut oil
Sunflower seed oil
Local raw honey
Aloe vera extract
Essential oils ( bergamot + tea tree )
Surprisingly, the soap hardened and tested at PH7 with in the first 24 hours ( usually within the first week or so, the soap is at PH9-10 ). I gave it a try as a shampoo and face wash with in the first 48 hours.
The raw, unrefined ACV is known for hair rinse to promote hair and scalp health. Its nutrients and enzymes helps to smooth and strengthen hair as well as remove hair product build up on scalp . This is a very useful wash for individual who often use multiple hair products and with dandruff and hair loss issues. RESULT: If you are a fan of Chloemason beer soaps as hair wash, you will L.O.V.E the ACV soap! My hair was clean, light, and amazingly shining! I also tried the soap on longer hair on Chloe ( shoulder length ), her hair is not as tangled in the morning, and its also amazingly silky and shining!
PS... This is an excellent preventive ACV hair shampoo for lice. Spring season is coming up and it is perfect time to get started on the lice prevention.
I still strongly recommend to use acidic rinse at least once to twice a week: 1:1 of water : lemon juice (ACV). Rinse your hair with warm water throughly after acidic rinse.
SKIN / FACE WASH
ACV is an inexpensive, traditional ingredient for skin health such as used in toner for individual with acne and oily skin. The acidity helps to cleanse and remove the toxins on skin, as well as balance your skin PH. It also helps to remove dead skin cell and brighten dull skin.
The raw honey, aloe vera, and essential oils are perfect to combat oily and acne prone skin. It is antibacterial and soothing!!
RESULT: Though I don't have major acne issues, the soap leaves my facial skin CLEAN...squeaky clean!! It is not any less than the clay or activated charcoal soap.
The scent of this soap is sweet and mild... i will be posting this amazing find on the product page soon!! Give it a try !!
When the weather changed, cold, sinus and congestion hits schools and work places in no time!! Many little ones come home with sniffles and many has experienced episodes of cold / flu like symptoms.
During winter season, a salt steam and herbal balms are must... and they are ALWAYS in stock! Here are the two most important items we keep close:
Yarrow & Eucalyptus Breathe Better Balm
Cold & Sniffles Congestion Relief Salt
The Cold & Sniffles Congestion Relief Salt is a FACIAL SALT STEAM blend that utilized the antibacterial power of dead sea salt, epsom salt, and Himalayan pink salt, as well as combination of dry herbs and essential oils that sooth and relieve upper respiratory congestion. The inhalation of warm salt, arometic steam helps to open the upper respiratory passage that helps you breathe easier.
Additionally, after the salt steam, we highly recommend to use Yarrow & Eucalyptus Breathe Better Balm. This is a herbal balm made with infused dry yarrow herb in olive oil. Along with essential oils, the balm is applied at the front of chest as well as on the back. There are no petroleum oils or anything synthetic in this formula.
HOW TO USE FACIAL SALT STEAM:
To use as facial steam ( highly recommended for symptoms of congestion ): Scoop 1-2 table spoon of salt mixture to a facial steam bowl that is heat-proof, add hot / boiling water to the bowl that covers the mixture. I usually add at least 1/2 to 3/4 of the bowl of hot water. Cover this mixture and steep for 1-2 minutes before use.
When you use as a facial steam to help congestion, place the hot mixture on a flat surface where you can comfortably sit and lean your face over the bowl. I usually use my desk or dinning table for facial steam. Let the warm steam hovers your face for 10-15 minutes (Hold you face couple inches away from the bowl. It will also be helpful to use a towel or large fabric cover your head to immerse the steam around your face).
For younger children (age 2 and up), we recommend to use as part of bath rather than hot facial steamy. Adults supervisions need it during the progress.
Dear Family and Friends,
For those of you helped me voted yesterday ... I truly appreciate you!!! This means so much to me and Chloemason Soap Company!!
As you know, I started this soap journey in October 2015 due to Mason's eczema. At the time, the Doctor or I had no clue on how to help Mason get better except starting on a tube of hydrocortisone. I called on my mommy instinct and decided to research and find a better way. At the time, Chloemason started off with a soap loaf of Honey Oats Brown Sugar soap and a jar of Mason's Favorite Avocado Balm.
Today, we have 100+ all natural skincare products online and continue to create unique handmade soaps on daily bases. We have gone a LONG way!! I am SO proud of Chloemason and especially thankful for my family, friends, and super supportive customers who encourages me along the way... and of course, David Lee,my husband who always helps me at my booth and build the most unique wood pieces to present my products.
A few months ago, we submitted the Coffee Kitchen Dish and Linen Soap for Texas Works Award competition. Out of hundreds of entries and 10 categories of unique products handmade in Texas, we are selected as semi-finalist!!!!! This is a huge milestone for the company as well as myself!
Going forward, Texas Works are asking for individuals to vote online for the People's Choice award portion. You may vote every 24 hours!! So I am asking for your help. Here is the link to your next vote (and every 24 hours through November 16th):
If you loved the Kitchen Coffee Soap and has done wonders in your home, please help us spread a few good words as well as invite others to vote for your favorite soap artist! We sincerely thank you for your support!!!!
Hi friends! If you are thinking to order soap loaf for the holidays... it is time! From the day the soap is made to ready-to-use, it takes approximately 4-6 weeks. Because there is no hardening agents or synthetic additives in Chloemason's natural soaps, it takes sometime for the soaps to get ready. A well cured soap has better texture as well as last longer in the shower... our all natural soaps are just much much healthier for your skin!
Each loaf cuts in to 12 pieces of full size bars ( 5 oz pieces ). They are perfect for small gift exchanges or give aways during the holiday. Here are some all time best sellers from Chloemason:
HONEY OATS BROWN SUGAR ( None scented, for sensitives skin, a great starter soap!)
ROSE PATCHOULI CLAY SOAP ( This is the all time best seller since the very beginning.)
OAT MILK HONEY LAVENDER SOAP ( Love the honey comb? This soap wins by design.)
BEER SOAP ( We have done SO many types of beer soap, tell us what you would like to add in your beer loaf.)
GIFT (Bright yellow olive oil soap with activated charcoal and dead sea mud.)
You can also contact us to customize a soap loaf just for you.
**For all order placed between this week and next week will receive a week before Thanksgiving.** The orders can be picked-up or shipped. I will contact you will shipping pricing once order is placed.
Feel free to text, email, or call us to place orders. Here is the loaf options online :
This blog is made by Sharon Lee, an artist, soap-maker, and a mom of two beautiful children, Chloe and Mason!!