Soap Can Be A Work of Art, Too!
If I were to tell you what item I get asked about the most in my boutique – it would probably be the small, soft and fuzzy things that smell so good…
“What ARE these? What do you DO with them?”
They are Felted Soaps! Yep, Felted. I had not seen them before I opened my shop, but have carried these by several artists over the years. And, they are so cool!
Tam Pirrman makes her goat milk and honey soap from all natural ingredients. She and her family operate River to River Farm in Johnson County. Her soaps are made with olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, sodium hydroxide, goat milk and honey.
After Tam makes her soaps, she covers them with all natural sheep’s wool and works the fiber together by hand to create her “Felted Soap Stones.” So as you use the soap, it’s like having a soap and washcloth all in one. As the soaps gets smaller with use, the felted wool shrinks down with it. Pretty neat!
She adds lavender and other natural items and fragrances to many of her soaps.
More and more people are looking for products made from all natural ingredients. Perhaps you are one of them.