Hi! I'm Sabrina and I have been with WSA since 2017. My goal is to use this blog to help you learn about who we are and to share our knowledge about bath and body products with you.

It is hard to know all the ins and outs. The bath and beauty industry is full of buzz words and endless trends. Soap can be a dirty business and I am going to try and help clear it up for you.

Four Thieves The Soap -The Legend-

Four Thieves Soap is a customer favorite. We first started making this soap at the request of several of our customers. This soap contains the essential oils of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus & Rosemary. While that is an interesting combination, that smells great, it's history is what is truly interesting about this bar. The Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death, was spreading across Europe in the 1300s. If you came in contact with someone who had it chances were you weren't going to be around much longer. Europe was in a state of panic. According to legend four thieves were captured and charged with robbing dead and dying victims of the plague. These individuals were in direct

But, isn't there lye in my soap?

We often get the question "Do you make your soap with lye?" To which we respond, "yes of course! You can't make soap without it" Well, this is disconcerting to some as lye is a very strong and dangerous base, not to applied to skin right!? So what's really going on here? Isn't there lye in my soap??? The easy answer is while real soap must be made with lye, no lye remains in the final product (thank heavens!). Soap is made using what is called a saponification reaction, and this reaction involves the reactants, Triglycerides (the oils and butters used) and Lye (sodium hydroxide), coming together to form two new compounds. Namely; soap and glycerin (AKA Glycerol). For those brave enough, note

A Family Operation

Hello and welcome to Wind Song Acres. This may be your first visit to our site, or perhaps, you have known us from the start. In 2003, and mostly by accident, I created my Soap business. I was working as a science teacher at Norwich High School at the time, and another teacher mentioned to me that she made her own soap! I thought this sounded like fun and looked up some easy recipes and as they say, the rest is history. I'm retired now, from teaching that is, and still at it, albeit a tad larger than when I started experimenting in my kitchen. Before I knew it I had lots of people helping me. I come from an Italian family, and anyone with an Italian heritage knows that one does not simply go

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Wind Song Acres LLC

"Purposefully Designed, Simply Made"

 

A family run soap shop in Plymouth, NY

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