Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Saturday, February 28, 2015


My daughter and her husband are putting a hobby to work for them and just opened an Etsy store for their handmade, all natural soaps.

Cove Lake Soap Works* offers a variety of soaps to meet every need. The soaps are produced in small batches to maintain quality, using molds they made themselves and are cut to shape with a cutter they designed.  The soaps are vegetarian and Vegan friendly; no animal products and are used.  Their ingredients are provided by reputable suppliers of high quality and renewable resources.

We have been using their soaps for a while now, testing quite a few for Christina and Walt, and we love them!  (In fact, neither Kitty nor I want to leave the shower.)  These artisan-created soaps stand high above any commercial soaps we have tried.

Because of the handmade process, the soaps can vary slightly in weight, from 5.0 to 5.5 ounces.  Each bar is generous (3.25" x 2.75" x 11/16") and will last a long time.  Soaps currently available on Etsy are:
  • Lavender/French Green Clay (antibacterial, antifungal, and exfoliating with a silky feel to the lather and antioxidant properties
  • Tomato (provides minerals, vitamins, and silkiness to the skin; has a big bubbly lather)
  • Peppermint (peppermint and orange essential oils with dried peppermint flakes gives this soap an invigorating scent and an exfoliating texture)
  • Pine Tar (I scoffed at this until I tried it, and WOW!  It provided a strong outdoorsy scent and a generous lather.  This may not be for everyone, but I love it.)
  • Lavender & Bentonite (bentonite clay contains minerals that are beneficial to the skin and remove toxins and impurities from the skin; the strong lavender smell instills calmness and relaxation)
  • Grapefruit Calendula (a citrusy soap that is long lasting and gentle on the skin; the calendula is known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits)
  • Simple Vegan Soap (unscented soap made with olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, castor oil, distilled water, and lye)
They are working on other types of soaps, so expect the offerings to change as new batches are made.  They will also fill custom orders, making a unique soap on request.

Check out Cove Lake Soap Works on Etsy.  After you use their soaps, you'll probably want to buy some to use as gifts.  They are that good.


*Why the name Cove Lake Soap Works?  Simple.  They live overlooking the Chesapeake where Cove Lake runs into the Bay.

1 comment:

  1. Don't know how they got to Gulf Breeze Florida but I am glad they did. I have purchased several soaps from them and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I'm sure your very proud.