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Ingredient Spotlight – Glycerin

I’m sure we’ve all heard of glycerin soap or you’ve seen the clear soaps at your local store, but do you know what makes it such a good ingredient for body care products? It is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture. So when you use a lotion or a soap that contains glycerin, it helps attract moisture from the air to your skin. We love to use a little bit in some of our products. You can also find it in our soaps. One of the great things about hand made soap is that glycerin is a natural by product of the saponification process. The chemical reaction that makes soap also creates glycerin as one of the by-products. It remains in the bars of soap. This is just one of the reasons that hand made soaps are beneficial for your skin.

To check out some of our soaps, go here.

To see some of our lotions, go here.

Glycerin Soap pouring into molds
Close-up image of woman pouring soap mixture into plastic form

On a side note, have you ever had someone tell you that their soap is 100% pure glycerin? It probably contains some, but pure glycerin is a thick, clear fluid. A bar of soap may contain the pure ingredient, but would have other ingredients too.

If you would like to learn more, please check out this blog from the Soap Queen.

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It’s been too long –

It’s been way too long since I posted any new blog posts so I thought it would be fun to share some fun spring pictures. All the baby goats are here and running around like crazy. Flowers are blooming and pollen is everywhere. I love this time of the year when my grandmother’s azalea bushes are blooming. The colors are spectacular and pictures really don’t do them justice.

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Happy Holidays!!

We have one more event left for the 2017 holiday season.  Come out next weekend to the Old Hickory Mall in Jackson, TN and get your holiday shopping wrapped up.  We will be at the Rockin’ Around the Christmas Shoppe Holiday Mart.  The Shoppe will be set up in the “pop up shop” next to Victoria’s Secret inside the mall.

Wyldewood Soap Works will be there with our award winning goat milk soaps as well as lotions, lip balms, bath bombs, bath salts, and bath accessories.  We will have premade gift sets available or can custom design a gift set however you would like.  Get some goat milk soap for yourself and for all the people on your shopping list.  Soap and lip balm sets make great stocking stuffers!

The Shoppe starts Thursday evening with a “Shoppe Sneak Peek” from 6pm – 9pm.  We will be set up Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Old Hickory Mall hours.

Stop by to see the local vendors and their assortment of unique, handmade items.  Come on out and have a rockin’ good time while getting your Christmas shopping done.

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Christmas at Central plus Soup, Stew, Chili and Bake Sale

Come join us November 11th for our annual Christmas at Central craft fair!

We will be at the Spring Hill Fire Department as usual, but this year we are adding a Soup, Stew, Chili and Bake Sale to benefit our very own Station 1.

If you would like to volunteer or like to donate anything, please contact me through Facebook.

Vendors will be updated as we add more, but so far, we have Katie Holder, Carla Green from Southern Grace Designs, Farm House Barkery and Wyldewood Soap Works.

Come out and get started on some Christmas shopping, enjoy some soup, chili, or stew and pick up a treat to take home.

We’d love to have you join us!

Check out some pictures from past years.

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Coming Events

Wondering where to find us this fall?  We have quite a few events already on the schedule and will be adding more as we confirm.  Fall and Holiday soaps are ready, so if you want to stock up and are not able to meet us at an event, feel free to order online or just drop us an email and we can get you fixed up.

September 30th:  Main Street Fall Festival

September 29th – October 1st:  Reelfoot Arts and Crafts

October 21st: Fall Folklore Jamboree

November 18th:  Long Heights Arts and Crafts

December 2nd: Holiday Mart

December 2nd – 3rd:  White Squirrel Christmas Shop

 

 

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September 2017 Soap Challenge Club

I love learning new things so I joined the September 2017 Soap Challenge Club. This month’s challenge was making 3D Shower Jelly Soap. I had never had the chance to try gelatin art or play with jelly soap before.  I ordered my gelatin art tools and some jelly soap base and set off to watch loads of videos on YouTube about gelatin art.  The videos make it look so easy but I can promise it does not start off that way!  Check out the pictures below to see what I created.

 

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Thanksgiving 2016 for Wyldewood Soap Works

 

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We hope you are having a great Thanksgiving with friends and family.  We had the opportunity to visit the Smoky Mountains over the holiday.  Living on a farm means that we do not get to step away very often, but when we are able to, we make sure to enjoy every second.  Tennessee is a beautiful state and every time we visit the Smokies, we are awe struck by the beauty of this area.  The Smokies are one of my favorite places in Tennessee and being able to visit is always a treat.  While we’ve been away, we’re working on some new ideas for Wyldewood Soap Works so keep an eye out during 2017 for some changes and new fragrance additions.

As we are planning some new additions, we need to make some space in the soap shed, so feel free to use code “WSWSmokies” for 15% off your online order plus free shipping for orders over $20.  While you are visiting the website, take a minute and let us know if you have any fragrance requests for the upcoming year.  We love suggestions and always enjoy experimenting with new fragrance combos.

The coupon code is only valid Thanksgiving weekend through December 12th, so be sure to get your order in soon!

For more information on the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, check out the National Park Service website here.  While you’re in the Smokies, we highly recommend visiting the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community.

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Looking for Wyldewood?

Here’s the schedule so far, but if things change, we will be sure to post on Facebook.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to help answer.

Merry

October 22nd – Crosswinds Church of Christ

November 5th – Christmas at Central and Gallery of God Given Gifts at Cornerstone Church of God

November 12th – Holiday Mart at East End Elementary in Humboldt

November 19th – Long Heights Arts and Crafts Show

December 3rd – White Squirrel Christmas Shoppe in Kenton and Holiday Mart at Baptist Church in Trenton

We are looking forward to a great Fall and Christmas season!

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Upcoming Events for Wyldewood Soap Works

If you are wondering where to find us this fall, here are a few places:

We will be at the Main Street Dyersburg Farmer’s Market 9/17 and 9/24 from 6am to 11am.  We will also be at Trenton Music on the Square 9/17 and 9/24 from 4pm – 8pm.

Reelfoot Arts and Crafts Festival will be September 30th, Oct 1st, and Oct 2nd in Tiptonville and we will be at our usual spot in the Armory this year.  If you haven’t found us in the Armory before, just head to the back door and we will be in the far back corner.

For more information on any of these events, check out the pages below or find us on Facebook:

Main Street Dyersburg Farmer’s Market:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/119877659959/

Trenton Music on the Square: https://www.facebook.com/TrentonMusicOnTheSquare

Reelfoot Arts and Crafts:  https://www.facebook.com/events/247309415642572/

We do have more events scheduled and will be posting more info on them soon.  If you have any questions, feel free to email or message us on Facebook.  Hope to see you soon!