Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Back again! With soap!

I just got back from a trip to Ohio--more about that later, but I had to post this adorable business card while I was thinking about it:

A round card! I love it! We were at the Rogers sale, because every trip home has to have a visit to Rogers in it, and I was patting myself on the back for not spending too much money and then I smelled it. The handmade soap booth.

I adore handmade soap of all kinds--my friend Bev used to make it for Christmas gifts, and that was quite a treat. We used to have a store in Columbus that sold handmade soap and I had to stop in and stock up every few months when I lived there.

This soap is completely fantastic, very soft and supple and great for shaving. It seems to hold together well and not dissolve fast the way some other handmade soaps do. There's no goat's milk in it, just lots of olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, stuff like that. And it smells unbelievable. I'm using the Orange Spice right now, perfect for fall.

It seemed that Ellie's husband was the guy running the booth, and I got a very strong Mennonite vibe from him (I can sniff out fellow Mennonites like a bloodhound...a Mennonite bloodhound) so if it's a Mennonite product, then you KNOW it's made with that Swiss-German precision and skill. Just like pies and quilts and barns.

Here's her shop: Ellie's Handmade Soap. Now go make her rich!