Like the giant rubber ducky your dad made in his wood shop, handmade soap adds a personal touch to bath-time adventures. Wash back-talking mouths naturally with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a melt and pour soap-making kit (a $39 value) from The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe in Ponte Vedra Beach.
In addition to carrying a line of its own carefully handcrafted soaps and other products, The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe provides high-quality supplies for soap makers and aromatherapists who want to create their own face scrubbers at home. With today’s deal, smart saponifiers can cook up a batch of 20 to 24 soap bars using Ponte Vedra’s Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap Kit ($39). Unlike the synthetic detergent concoctions of many commercial soap bars, this soap contains moisture-attracting glycerin, natural vegetable oils, and fine fragrances that combine to create a smooth, soft lather machine. The kid-friendly kit comes with 4 pounds of glycerin soap base (half white and half clear), molds, water-based liquid soap colorants (1 ounce each of red, blue, and gold-bar-impersonating yellow), instructions, and 2 ounces of your choice from nearly 100 fragrance-oil options, including almond, cinnamon, bananaroma, sweet grass, and more.
Owned by Mary Vastola and operated by a team of squeaking faces, Ponte Vedra has been serving soap since the Civil Soap Wars of 2000 and also offers soap-making classes. Sharpen your soap knife, fire up the tub-side microwave, and prepare to immerse yourself in the cleansing suds of sweet-smelling, organic, body-bathing compounds.
See what clients of The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe are saying:
- Who ever made up the creamsickle [sic] lip balm with SPF is my hero!!! This was the first balm recipe I had ever tried (this past summer) and nothing has ever compared and I've tried far too many to count. I knew the first time I tried it, I had a winner, but my product had to be perfect so I must admit, I tried many other recipes just to be sure. – T.H., client
- Hi there! I want to first thank you for this great soap recipe. I have sold about 100 bars of this since April. This is my first experience with soap making and I am so excited about it. – M.B., client
Take a look at what Augustina's Crafty Blog has to say as well:
- I spent the afternoon making Lip Balm!...My lip balm has a smooth and firm texture. It goes on smoothly and isn't greasy. It smells so good from the shea butter and cocoa butter, there really wasn't any need for flavor oils.
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