One local vendor at the Niagara Holday Market and friend of mine is Niagara Soapworks, owned by artists Tina and Andrea Galyn.
The booth has more than just soap, though - with antiques and vintage products for sale right off the wall, crochet and bejeweled scarves and winter caps, and hand-made jewelry.
Bejeweled scarves for just $5?! WOW!
Again with the vignettes. Stunning, right? So - let's get right to it though ... I feel like I have to tell you about these all-natural artisan soaps. Made with secret recipes perfected through the thousands of batches they've made, I can tell you that they have organic olive-oil and shea nut butter, making them all organic, vegan, and moisturizing.
Here's how my loyal and wonderful readers who aren't anywhere near the Niagara Holiday Market can order the soap:
Simply pick 5 of your favorite scents from the list below, and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then send you a paypal invoice, and deliver your paid order to Tina and Andrea who will package up your in-stock choices right away! Simple right?
SCENTS FOR YOUR CHOOSING:
New York Apple - A warm apple fragrance, with natural skin heeling pectin and moisturizing shea nut butter.
Mary Magdalenes Soap for Very Dirty Girls - A pear flavor and hint of redwood, a great "fun" gift for those bad girls on your Christmas list!
Gaia Soap - A wonderful masculine scent, with a sandlewood undertone. Perfect for that boyfriend or husband that needs softer hands!
Clover Soap - A spring fragrance of clover, another option for that man in your life!
Fresh Scent - A clean linen fragrance making it a crowd favorite!
Frankincense & Mihrr - A musky, but familiar scent.
Cucumber Melon - A clean and fresh sweet smelling soap that's sure to please!
Spice Cake - A smell that brings back fond memories of the holidays with a hint of clove and nutmeg.
Gorge Trail - A wonderful exfoliating soap perfect for the gardener in your life!
Fir Tree Soap - My favorite, the smell of Christmas in the palm of your hands!
Indian Champak - A relaxing and meditative scent of Hindu incense.
Lavender Fields - Like a French field of lilac, and a hint of honey.
Dragons Blood - An Earth-Centered scent from healing Asian tree sap.
Creme Brulee - A hint of sugar cookie in this warm scented, soothing flavor.
Dark Vanilla - A fan favorite, and best seller! The familiar scent of vanilla.
Pear & Berry - A delightful and fresh scent of pear and berry - a nice feminine scent.
Lilac & Lilies - Like getting lost in a field of lilac, this soap is extremely fragrant, and absolutely intoxicating!
Coconut Milk - The softness of coconut, with a hint of floral. Another fan favorite!
So, if you're looking for stocking stuffers, gifts for the girls at the office, that certain something for the friend who has it all, or maybe a little something to treat yourself after gift shopping for everyone else on your list - send me an email with your five favorites and I'll pass the order along.