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Dorothy Reese Handmade Soap

Arcadia Valley donations Dorothy Reese Lavender people teachers


A couple of weeks back, I mentioned that I had made the new Dorothy Reese Soap and here it is!

Last month, I was asked by the Mina Sauk GFWC if I wanted to participate in their goody bag for their conference and was excited to do so. Plus, Lorelei Lee told me she would bake some apple muffins if I donated so there was no question – I wanted apple muffins!!   I have to say the response has been AMAZING to this soap!  I want to thank everyone for...

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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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Cleaning Copper Pots

Arcadia Valley copper eco-friendly MoSoap

As we work on fixing the shop at 119 S Main, I am also starting to pull together some of my display items.  One of the items for the windows is my great, great grandmother’s washing tub which is all copper.  There’s a long story behind why it’s copper and why it had to be copper but that’s for another post.  I figured I would share how it’s been kept clean for a number of years.   Lemon trees grew around us plus being in Florida, a pot of salt water made for easy clean up.  But since I don’t have lemon trees...

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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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