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Happy 4th of July!

Posted by [email protected] on July 2, 2017 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Summer is in full swing and Sara's Suds has been busy, busy, busy. We have added many new scents to our page and have some exciting new surprises coming in the near future. We will be attending a new event added to our calendar on July 16th. This will be at The Greater Johnstown Saddle Club in the Windber/Salix area. If you are looking for a way to spend an awesome family day, come out and enjoy the horse show (9-?), craft /vendor show (9-5), and delicious chicken barbecue (starts at 11.00). Wonderful food is being served in the kitchen all day as well starting at 7:30 am. We will be debuting our new leather soap for those who like the smell of saddles and motorcycle jackets. This event will take place at 316 Saddle Club Rd, Windber PA 15963 and is free to attend. 

Here at Sara's Suds, we wish you all a very Happy 4th of July and hope you all enjoy this beautiful holiday weekend!

Don't be fooled!

Posted by [email protected] on April 23, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

How can you tell if the soap someone is selling is the real deal?

1. Feel it!

Handmade soap will feel silky, and hard, while melt and pour soap will feel soft, sticky, and may make your hands sore or itchy.

2. Ask about the ingredients!

If they can't tell you the ingredients or start reading off a long list, BEWARE!

3. Ask how it was made!

If they can't give you a straight answer or a basic explanation, RUN!

At almost every show we do, there is a booth selling melt & pour glycerin soap. Now, while this should not a big deal, it does become a problem when sellers claim it to be "all natural". No soap is 100% natural; however handmade soap is between 85-98 percent natural depending on what additives are used. Unfortunately, melt & pour glycerin soap has very few, if any natural ingredients, as most melt & pour bases are imported and contain some of the same harmful chemicals found in commercial detergents. Please learn how to protect yourself when buying soap by asking the three simple questions listed above.

Craft Show Season

Posted by [email protected] on April 19, 2016 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, we are heading into the thick of craft show season; which means we will be busy, busy, busy! We have been making soap like crazy and selling like crazy! If you've been following our posts, you know how busy we've been making soap in the evenings, but we've been just as busy selling too. We had two day craft shows these past two weekends in a row and boy are we burned out. These were on top of online and phone orders. Luckily, we now have two weekends off to recoup until we start again. Unluckily, we have quite a few orders to pump out in the mean time. So, wish us luck that we continue to keep our energy up during this busy time, as we need to push our selling skills to the max!


Making Soap

Posted by [email protected] on April 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This week will be a busy week of making soap as we have lots of craft shows coming up. Last night we made 2 batches of goat's milk soap. The first batch was made with olive oil infused with annatto seeds & calendula petals and scented with lemongrass & orange essential oils then topped with calendula petals. The second triple batch was scented with lemongrass essential oil and has lemon grass mixed in. It was a productive night and smells amazing in the house.



April Morning

Posted by [email protected] on April 4, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

As I walked to my barn on this beautiful April morning, I could hear the birds singing and smell the crisp frostiness of the day which had only just begun. I started feeding the goats which supply the milk for our handmade soap and I began to wish that I could capture this wonderful aroma and duplicate that smell into a bar of rich, moisturizing goat’s milk soap. I want all of our customers to be able to close their eyes in the shower and smell exactly what I am enjoying at this moment. I will work to duplicate this wonderful scent and when I do, I will let you know.