Heirloom Soapworks: All natural and home made

by Bionic Beauty on 11.Nov.2008 · 9 comments

Handmade Goat Milk Soap by Heirloom Soapworks
Last year, I had a revelation… after trying some bars of Herbaria’s natural and hand-made soaps- I discovered that there’s so MUCH more to soap than just the boring and medicinal (not to mention full of chemicals) bars you buy at the local store.

Home made and natural soaps last SO much longer (just be sure to keep them in a self-draining dish), are gentle on your skin, and smell fantabulous!

So with much pleasure, I delved into trying a few bars from Heirloom Soapworks. Heirloom Soaps are all 100% natural.
The Heirloom soaps currently in my shower…

Goat Milk – Honey: This bar is so gentle, feels soft on your skin and makes an amazing facial soap. It’s fragrance free and packed with goat’s milk and shea butter to moisturizer and honey to help cleanse your skin. I had NO breakouts and it even helped clear up the breakout cycle I was in the midst of. This is my favorite bar from Heirloom. Absolutely amazing!

Lemon – Rosemary: Very fragrant citrus bar. The herbal scent is great for a little aromatherapy treat or I actually put mine in the kitchen. The whole room smells yummy now! Perfect moisturizing for body and hands, but I wouldn’t use this on the face due to the lemon and fragrance.

Lavender – Honey: Relaxation in a bar. I really love this one for stressful days and for shaving. The honey seems to help my razor glide over my skin and the added butters keep away bumps and razor burn.

Lemongrass – Honey: Another lovely herbal bar. This one is good for a quick pick-me-up before heading out for the evening or to wake up your senses in the morning. The bubbles are soft and tiny.

Bars I want to try…

Geranium-Citrus: Recommended for those with Eczema or very dry skin. While Heirloom didn’t set out to make this soap solely for Eczema-sufferers, it’s become quite popular as a treatment!

I’m also planning to try the Tea Tree-Oatmeal soap. It’s got tiny bits of Oatmeal for exfoliation and the Tea Tree oil would be great to help combat my breakouts.

Each bar runs $5 and is available on the HeirloomSoapworks.com website.

And if you want another review of Heirloom Soapworks, head over to Mythbuster Beauty. She actually posted her review on the same day I did. Guess we are in sync!

Continue reading for a full ingredient list for those bars I tested…

Goat Milk-Honey Ingredients: Saponified oils of olive, coconut and palm; water, goat milk, shea butter, honey.

Lemon-Rosemary Ingredients: Saponified oils of olive, coconut and palm; water, shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, essential oils.

Lavender-Honey Ingredients: Saponified oils of olive, coconut and palm; water, shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, honey and essential oils.

Lemongrass-Honey Ingredients: Saponified oils of olive, coconut and palm; water, shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, lemongrass essential oil and honey.


1 Yasmina November 11, 2008 at 10:22 am

Thank you for venturing in home made and seeing its benefits 🙂

2 BionicBeauty November 11, 2008 at 10:46 am

Hi Yasmina, thanks for the comment and welcome to Bionic Beauty! I adore indie brands. I’d much rather use items and products that are lesser known. 🙂 Most work better, have nicer ingredients, and are just plain better quality than their mass produced cousins. Plus you get the wonders of working with a smaller company and feeling more like an individual, rather than just a number.

Hope to see you around here again soon!

3 Mythbuster Beauty November 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Wow Jami! I do owe you a soda.

What kind would you like?

4 BionicBeauty November 11, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Well, since we both posted, I think it cancels out. We both owe each other a soda. 🙂 Guess we are just going to have to get together at an upcoming beauty event!

5 Mythbuster Beauty November 11, 2008 at 4:54 pm


6 Susan March 13, 2009 at 6:39 am

Love your support of handcrafted soap! More people should reach for lemongrass… it’s incredible.
Last weekend, I just made a batch of goat-milk soap, using colloidal oatmeal, and first time using honey. Cocoa butter helps keep it all together.
Great blog, thanks for the inspiration.

7 Doris Baklard June 21, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I tried without succes to implant a photo into a bar of Glycerin melt and pour soap. It got under the picture and made it look blurry and out of place. Please tell me just how does one do that to get a great product.

8 Bionic Beauty June 22, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Hi Doris, I’m not sure how Heirloom Soapworks would handle inserting a picture… but I would suggest emailing them to ask. The owner is super friendly and very helpful! You could also ask Herbaria Soaps possibly. I know they don’t do the pictures, but they may have some ideas for you: http://www.herbariasoaps.com. I ADORE Herbaria. They are my favorite brand of soap!!

I hope this helps and Welcome to Bionic Beauty!
~BB (Jami)

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