Introducing Valganics Handcrafted Soap

Spearmint Vegan Soap

Spearmint Vegan Soap

Based in Canton, Michigan, Valganics Handcrafted Soaps loves making vegan soap with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil and Essential Oils. Valganics Handcrafted Soap, Body & More™ was started from a path to pursue creation and contribution by helping others. From a vision and a purpose due to life experiences, creativity transpired that can only come from a sensitive heart. From the name, to the ingredients, to the quality – a story is told.
Val Ristovski, the Soap Artist, was led into soap making as a result of a series of events she had experienced over the years. She always had very sensitive and problematic skin since childhood. During the harsh winters when the weather is really dry, her knuckles would actually split and bleed. During the summers she would sunburn very easily if not careful. In 2006 she had a malignant skin cancer melanoma removed. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. This single event was enough to trigger her awareness and made her very conscious about what she put on her skin and that of her family. During this journey of change, she began to focus attention on nutrition and lifestyle and avoided unnecessary chemicals in our home.
Val read and studied many books on soap making, which began with 25 books. She felt that by educating and helping herself she would be helping others by providing an alternative soap product. She started to make soap for her family and friends and developed a new respect for all of the ingredients. Val decided to focus her energy on creating soap from scratch using a version of the Cold-Process Method. The versatility of soap allows her to be as simple or as artistic as she wants to be and have full control of the ingredients. As for the ingredients, it was an absolute must to decide on the oil base she was going to use and not deviate from her “standard”.
Val’s philosophy on soap and its purpose is that using it should be an enjoyable experience knowing that it was made with a lot of effort and care. Getting back to basics and understanding the labor-intensive old-fashioned way of how soap was made many years ago can help reconnect us to something that has been lost in history – replaced by technology and mass production as it exists today. Soap is meant to clean your skin and hair – plain and simple. For those of us who are sensitive like Val, as well as those who have developed sensitivities over the years, her hope is that you will find relief and perhaps gain insight and understanding about real, old-fashion, all natural soap.
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Tindall’s Tavern Vegan Bath & Body Products

Rachel Tindall, Tindall's Tavern Goods
Rachel Tindall of Mason, Michigan is the owner of Tindall’s Tavern Handcrafted Goods. Rachel started making soap in 2001 and no longer buys a bar of soap from the store. She loves the creamy lather that you get from homemade bars plus there are not any harsh chemicals. She gave away her soap to friends and family and has begun selling her products. Rachel considers it a great opportunity to be able to do something that she really enjoys. Rachel has always liked experimenting in the kitchen with food recipes so she really enjoys coming up with different soap recipes and other body care recipes.
Rachel’s soap batches are made from scratch in 2-5 pound batches using the cold process method, poured into molds, hand cut, and cured for at least four weeks. There will be size and color variations since they are handcrafted. Now known as Tindalls Tavern Handcrafted Goods, Rachel went from just making vegan soap to offering body care products such as body butters, shampoo bars, salves, and beard oil. Organic ingredients are incorporated whenever possible. Think of Tindall’s Tavern Vegan Bath & Body Products as “food for your skin”.
Beard Oil
Beard Oil
Deluxe Body Butters
Deluxe Body Butters
Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar
Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar
Salves
Salves
Menthol Chest and Sore Muscle Rub
Menthol Chest and Sore Muscle Rub
Soaps
Soaps