Friday, May 10, 2013

Natural Bar Soap Company, Dade City, Fla: Local Items

Natural Bar Soap Company really embraces using local Florida ingredients. They make lotions, soaps, and candles using Florida honey and produce like blueberries and citrus. 
Ricki South of Natural Bar Soap Company, at 2013
Florida Blueberry Festival Brooksville, Fla.
I met co-owner Ricki South at the Florida Blueberry Festival Brooksville, last weekend. She was selling kumquat soaps, and blueberry soaps, candles, and lotions made with Dade City grown berries. She sourced her raw-honey from Queen Kathleen LLC, based in Dade City, Florida.

“People think it is a nice thing, it’s earthy, and it’s natural,” said South, about her Florida blueberry items. She colored them with a powder of dried blueberry skins, and used blueberry seeds for an exfoliant in her soaps.

South squeezed some blueberry hand lotion on my skin. As I rubbed it in, a sweet scent of fresh blueberries wafted up to my nose. At the same time, a woman next to me uncovered a blue candle and its scent joined that of the lotion in a symphony of blueberry essences.

Natural Bar Soap Company started experimenting with scents and flavors in October of 2012 but it didn't go live until this year, at the Dade City Kumquat Festival.

South said, her soaps last up to two years but she doesn't like to keep them for too long. Instead she prefers to make two new flavored soaps per festival. She also sells vegan soap.
 
You can purchase local, Florida sourced, Natural Bar Soap products online at www.naturalbarsoap.com . You can also call them at 352-518-0040 or email sales@naturalbarsoap.com for more details.

2 comments:

  1. Helen- "THE" Natural Bar Soap Company was started in 2009 by Erin Lee in Maryland, http://BarSoapNatural.com, and is not in any way affiliated with "Natural Bar Soap Company" which you wrote about. The difference may seem minor, but the "THE" makes a difference.

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  2. very interesting post.this is my first time visit here.i found so mmany interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion..thanks for the post!
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