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News — Spring

Eco-friendly teamwork

Arcadia Valley eco-friendly people Spring

Handcrafted soap that ships in paper shreds, pretty flowers from composting paper shreds and handmade paper from using shredded paper.

First published April 29th, 2014

The first soap business I started almost 15 years ago was Botanical Earth.  It is everything I love – essential oils, organics and raw ingredients with no synthetic fragrances or preservatives.  It’s completely minimalist to the best of my ability.  One of the challenges of running it, or any business for that matter, is to find ways...

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A day of firsts

Arcadia Valley donations Lavender Soapmaking Spring

It’s the first day of spring.

Anyone that follows me on facebook knows I have been looking forward to planting again and the passing of cold.  Secretly, I will miss the snow glittering pass the street lights in the evenings as the town looks so peaceful.  It was just the cold feeling that bothered me.  Having lived in Florida and the deserts of Arabia growing up, I’m some what of a sun loving, heat person.  I use to make fun of the tourists that would come to Florida in November or January complaining...

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Welcome to Arcadia Valley Soap

Arcadia Valley Soapmaking Spring

It’s March.  It’s finally sunny.  It’s time to start fresh.

My tulips are beginning to poke their heads up through the previously frozen ground and that always reminds me that all things are possible.  So, welcome to the start of the Arcadia Valley Soap Company’s blog about all things soapy, herbal scented and wonderfully Missourian.

I’ve been handcrafting soap for quite some time now (pushing the 40 year mark) so I’ve worked under a couple of different names and brands.  Sometimes I have only done private label work for spas and resorts, sometimes simply custom work for families...

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