I am very fortunate to be friends with a wonderful woman named Tanya. She is the same person who turned me onto the felted mice. She is highly creative, a wonderful cook, and has an infectious laugh. She has also been working very hard over the last few months to create an Etsy store.
Tanya suffers from a Gluten intolerance, and because she is Tanya, it is not enough to remove gluten from her food. She wanted to remove it from her beauty products as well. She quickly realized that Gluten Free products of any kind are not very readily available, and Gluten Free skin care products are even rarer. So, (again, because she’s Tanya) she decided to make them herself. For months she has been creating items and giving them to her close friends for testing. (because why make a half pound of soap, really, when it’s just as easy to make 5 pounds. Or 10.) I have been the recipient of many wonderful items over the last few months and have not had to spend a cent on creams, lotions, lip balms, or soaps. I have even finally found a cream that can deal with how brutally dry my hands get in the winter!
Just a few soaps…
After many months of encouragement, and a little outright nagging, Tanya finally decided to start planning to make an etsy store to sell her products, before she made enough soap that she can’t get into her kitchen any more. It has to go somewhere, and a person can only take so many showers. We have watched her one bedroom flat slowly transform into a beauty lab filled with bases and essential oils. And finally, after months of preparation and work her store will finally be going live!
Tanya uses all natural ingredients whenever possible and her products are vegan. All the items are hand-crafted in her kitchen.
We are all very proud of her and to help the celebration Tanya has kindly donated three sets of her soap to be shipped off to three lucky readers.
I will announce the winners on Saturday October 29th and post a link to her store. This means that your comments will need to be in before 11:59 on Friday October 28th. There are no shipping restrictions and I am happy to ship world-wide. All you have to do is leave a comment congratulating Tanya on her achievement at the end of this post to be entered. A random number generator (a.k.a my husband) will determine the winners. Please ensure that I have an email, blog link, or Ravelry handle in order to contact you if you win. Also, please inform me if you have any allergies to any specific plants. She uses pure essential oils and hydrosols and if for example you have an allergy to roses a soap with rose oil in it may cause an allergic reactions.
Set Number One: Moonlight Lavender (Dark), Calendula, & Lemon Eucalyptus
Set Number Two: Essence of Chocolate, Moonlight Lavender (Light), & Calendula
Set Number Three: Essence of Chocolate, Field of Roses, & Citrus Zing
Best of luck to everyone.