Northern Catskills Essentials

Northern Catskills Essentials
Hand Crafted in small batches.
Stamford, NY 12167

Organic Soap and Organic Food Grade Emulsions to cleanse and nourish body and soul...

We are nestled in the northern Catskill Mountains of New York and specialize in artisan vegetable oil soaps and emulsions made the old fashioned way. Our emulsions are made by hand in small batches with love and pure culinary grade and organic vegetable oils and butters. Our perfumes and essences are blended and aged by us using essential oils for very realistic scents.  All are born of a desire to create toiletries that look, feel and smell wonderful naturally.   

Can a single bar of soap change your day? 

In ancient times, bathing was a ritual of cleansing and renewal that many of us have lost to a quick shower. We believe that bathing can still be a healthful, aromatic and rejuvenating experience that pleases all of our senses, even if we have only a few moments to spare.  We hope that as you use our creations, you will enjoy the simple pleasures they offer and they will help you in some way.

 We wish for you, your families and friends an abundance  
of Health, Joy, Love and Light. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and patronage.

Fall is here
September-October, 2019 Update:
All currently available emulsions have batch dates in July-September, 2019 and are vibrant for 
at least 18 months from purchase. 
Our soap should be stored in low humidity, moderate temps & light in paper or open air.  Large quantities (of soap only) may be stored in & used from your freezer.
Due to the natural ingredients, all products
 will benefit from storage in dry and moderate 
temps away from strong UV light. 
Refrigeration is not necessary.
Our workspace is nearly complete and most of our soaps and creams are available.  :-)

Web Store: Our emulsions are made in small batches using a lengthy, continually evolving process.  Our web store will open when we can guarantee a sustainable supply to our local shops. We appreciate your patience.
Please scroll to the bottom of our page for a list of stores where you can shop locally. We also  
welcome a call or an email to place an order.  

** Our email address:
or telephone:  607.652.9221  **

Weather & shipping advice - Orders placed during very cold (or hot) periods may be held by us briefly (a day or two) 
if temps are under 0 degrees or over 85 degrees. 
This is because we do not use chemical stabilizers or UV inhibitors
and most major shippers do not have climate control. 


Please scroll down for current offerings and availability, a list of shops where you may purchase some of our emulsions and info on welcomed phone or email orders.

Our offerings are hand crafted.  We do not reprocess commercial soap or lotion bases. Everything is hand made by us using a lengthy process with our own proprietary formulas & methods and reverse osmosis filtered well water or distilled water, organic base oils and therapeutic grade Essential Oils.  Our offerings are all made "the long way" with the highest quality and most natural ingredients available to ensure stability and longevity for up to 18+ months from purchase. We have enjoyed and are grateful for over 25 years of research and formulating. Our goal is still to create the freshest, most natural, healthy and 
safest emulsions available.

The base oil and essential oil markets remain a bit unstable and we have experienced many increases on ingredients, containers and shipping.  Occasionally there will be small price changes to enable us to continue using the highest quality ingredients available. 
We strive to create affordable and enjoyable blends that 
help you in some way, and go from our pots 
to your door quickly and gracefully.

Scroll down for pricing, blends and retail shops. 

Ordering is very easy!

Please call us at 607.652.9221 to place your order or inquire about new blends.  We will ask for your shipping address, email address and method of payment. You may also send us an 
with a list of your choices or inquiry.  We will confirm availability 
and send an electronic invoice.  

For orders less than $75.00, actual shipping rates will apply and an estimate will be provided. Within our northeast zone,  actual shipping is approximately $7.80 for nearly any size order.  
For orders of $75.00 and up, shipping is still FREE.  (Actual shipping means the actual weight based shipping charge that we and you incur for your order.) 

We will send your order or your gifts anywhere in the US with a care card via USPS Priority Mail with tracking
usually within 1-2 business days. 

Some remote locations may experience longer delivery.
Sales tax currently added only for orders shipped to NY addresses.
(This will likely change soon.)

All major credit cards, Check, MO or Paypal.

Tracking info will accompany all orders, so please check to ensure that your emulsions are not exposed to long periods of extreme temperatures.  We formulate for safety and stability (without chemicals).

If needed, shake vigorously or stir for a moment. 

Our current offerings:
Spray Milks (8 oz bottle $12.50):
Used as a light moisturizing personal fragrance on you, your bed linens etc 
at home or during travel and for other purposes as the names suggest.
Gardener's Friend is a worthy travel companion as a linen mist, while 
outside to deter insects, to deodorize environment or as a personal deodorant.  
It is safe for most canine friends with prudent use, avoiding head and eyes.

EO blend : 100% Therapeutic grade essential oils only. OR
EO/FO blend : Essential oils blended with minimal 
(approx .5 - 2%) safe phthalate free fragrance. 

*Meditation & Grounding (EO blend - deep woods)
*Lavenders (EO soft & relaxing
* Stress & Clarity (EO camphor and woods to clarify. 
Your study buddy who also helps with congestion.

*Gardener's Friend (EO energize, deodorize, repel pests)
* Protection (EO - aromatic earthy blend with top notes of clove & citrus to help protect from virus etc, inspired by the four thieves of Marseilles.)
*Wise Folks (EO/FO blend of spices and woods)
*1969 (EO/FO incense blend for the Summer of Love :-)

Anywhere Balms 
.17 oz Jar $4.50 Regular or Champagne Highlights
.17 oz Lip Tube $4.50 Regular, RED or Champagne Highlights
.25 oz Slider Tin $5.00 Regular only (batch sold out)
(Unisex formulation for use anywhere that is quickly absorbed.  For dry, chapped or otherwise stressed areas without creating dependence. 
Our Champagne Hightlights provides a very faint shimmer.)

 Restorative Oils - are custom blended to order. These are used for hair and body as a moisturizer and personal scent.  
We use fresh organic base oils and the proprietary 
Essential Oils or EO/FO scent of your choice.
These are rarely offered in the shops.

Please allow 2-3 days for custom blends.  
8 oz amber glass bottle with orifice reducer $30.00

Lotion - 8 oz $12.50 (lotions all temp sold out)
- 9 oz glass jar $14.50 - $16.50 OR 
4 oz glass jar $12.00

Scrubs - 12 oz clear poly jar $18.00 (temporarily sold out)
Liquid True Soap  - saponified veg oils w/Lavender, Rosemary 
& Mints OR Unscented 8 oz $12.50, 12 oz $13.75
(temp sold out)
(Our liquid soap is heated gently for 8 to 12 hours until the organic base oils are saponified. We then add honey, EO's, additional glycerin 
and other botanicals.)

Perfume Roll On~1/3 oz $15-20.00 
(Many blends OR custom blended, please call or email)
(A long lasting, concentrated and portable way to keep your 
favorite scent with you.  Approx 20-30% Essential Oils.
We are also able to custom blend Essential Oils of your choice in an organic jojoba oil base (please allow 2 - 3 business days).

Herbal 24 Hour Facial Cream  2 oz $15 OR 4 oz $25.00
(EO blend for day or night use. Adjustable by application to damp,
wet or dry skin. Contains rare olive based emulsifiers and large amounts of Sea Buckthorn, Argan & Pumpkin Seed oils to nourish & balance any skin.)

Restorative Facial Lotion for Men (or Women!!) 
 8 oz amber glass bottle with pump $25.00
(Unisex herbal EO blend after shave or facial moisture as needed.  
Balanced lotion with witch hazel, Essential Oils and botanicals.)

Soy Candles 
8 oz travel tin $12.00,  9 oz glass jar $12.00 
or 4 oz travel tin $6.75

These are long burning with a soft, noticeable but not overpowering scent.  The wicks on this current batch are very sturdy and all lids are metal. This means that your candles will (as always) burn completely with no leftover wax.  They can be extinguished with smoke minimized by keeping your wicks trimmed and quickly replacing the lid.
To maximize burn time, keep your wicks trimmed to 1/4 inch, burn until wax pool reaches all sides of the container and 
burn for up to 3-4 hours before resting. 

 Candles are made with a blend of Essential Oils and Fragrance:

"1969" - tan colored incense blend for Summer of Love...
"Primal Forest" - darker green/teal colored sweet piney blend...
"Spiced Honey" - golden colored sweet honey with Cinnamon EO...
"Stress & Clarity" - woods & mints in lovely soft green...
"Sunrise" - vibrant blood orange in color & scent 
with floral undertones...
"Lemongrass & Citruses" - yellow colored lemony citrus 
with soft finish.

Essential Oils only creams and/or lotions
(no parabens, cruelty, GMO's, artificial fragrance, etc:)
  • Lavenders (S African, Spanish & French 9 oz jar)
  • Lemongrass & Lavender (uplifting 9 oz jar)        
  • Sweet Earth (softly scented to calm - almond, vanilla & benzoin
  • with German Chamomile & herbal EO's 9 oz jar)  
  • Sweet Patchouli (very Patchouli with sweet Benzoin resin 9 oz jar)
  • Calm W/MSM (complex nourishing herbal with sulfur and Sea Buckthorn Oil. All body use for stressed skin or post wash/shave to help calm rashes, dry skin & redness etc. 4 or 9 oz jar $12.00 - $16.50)
  • Stress & Clarity (mints/camphor/woods 4 oz jar, 8 oz spray
  • Meditation & Grounding (deep woods 4 oz jar, 8 oz spray)
  • Aphrodite (true to her name - avail by chance 9 oz jar)
  • Sweet Woods W/MSM (complex herbal - sweet, woody, touch of citrus with sulfur. All body for stressed skin / post shave 9 oz jar $16.50)
  • Good Friend for Gardeners (Chefs and Pets...complex uplifting blend with lemongrass, lavender & woods  8 oz spray)
  • Light (EO blend..uplifting & bright with a soft rosy green finish - Bergamot, Geranium, Pink Grapefruit and more -  9 oz jar)
We offer a select few blends that contain Essential Oils
AND a small amount of safe phthalate free fragrance.

Essential Oils & (1-2%) Fragrance emulsions
(no parabens, phthalates, cruelty, GMO's, artificial color):

Aunt Rose's Roses (9 oz jar, 1/3 oz perfume)
Mango Papaya & Citruses (9 oz jar)
White Gardenia & Chamomile (9 oz jar, 1/3 oz perfume)
Wise Folks (8 oz Spray Milk, 1/3 oz Perfume)
"1969" (Summer of Love ~ 8 oz Spray, 1/3 oz perfume, 4 oz jar)

Vegetable Soap  ~ Standard hand cut bars $5.75 
(5+ oz bar - up to 20+ blends.) 
Also available upon request and by chance: 
Very large bath bars 6+ oz $7.00 
Medium 4+ oz bars $5.00 
Smallest (trial size) 3-4 oz "end cut" bars $3.50

98 - 100% Natural 
(GM = local Goat Milk, E = local eggs, 
NA = temp unavailable)

100% Nat GM "Oatmeal,Honey, Benzoin" w/Local Maple Syrup - NA
100% Nat GM, Eggs & Oats "Aphrodite" - romantic exotic exfoliant
100% Nat GM, Eggs & Honey "Chai Latte" - soft spicey scent -NA  
100% Nat GM "Clarify" w/sulfur & activated charcoal & Tea Tree
100% Nat GM "Lavenders"
100% Nat "Primal Forest" - NA
100% Nat GM, Eggs "Pine Tar" w/sulfur - NA
100% Nat "Stress & Clarity" - clarify & focus w/mints & woods
100% Nat GM "Sweet Patchouli"
100% Nat "Citruses & Spa Salts" 
100% Nat "Lemongrass"
98% Nat GM, Eggs  "1969" (summer of love :-))
98% Nat "Frangipani" (Hawaiian Plumeria)
98% Nat "Lilac"
98% Nat "Mango Papaya & Citruses" - N/A
98% Nat "Old Roses"
98% Nat GM "Sandalwood & Chamomile" 
98% Nat GM "Jasmine & Chamomile"

Gift Ideas (with care cards) - many choices.
Be creative and enjoy giving!

Custom gift boxes. USPS box is your gift box 
with your choices tastefully packed in brown shred 
with a care card shipped to any address.

Gift bags in handwoven (Philippines) abaca fiber or colored Organza  $25.00 - $45.00+ (choose contents or allow us to delight!)

Examples (contents depend on availability)

Colored Organza bags: $25.00

Meditation & Grounding (1 Sm Candle, 1-4oz cream, 1 soap)
Stress & Clarity (1 Sm Candle, 1-4oz cream, 1 soap)
"1969" (1 Sm Candle, 1-4 oz cream, 1 soap)
Lemongrass & Lavenders OR Lavenders OR Aunt Roses Roses etc. 
(1-9oz cream, 2 soaps)

Large hand woven abaca fiber bags (with small bath accessory): $37.50 - $50.00

Lavenders OR Lemongrass & Lavenders OR Sweet Earth etc (1-9oz cream, 2 soaps, 1 Sm Candle, 1-4oz lotion or liquid soap etc)

"Men Restorative Face" OR "Women 24 Hour Face" 
Sets in abaca $50.00 

Several options are available for affordable corporate 
gifts and events such as showers and weddings. These are offered in organza bags, small brown (or white) kraft boxes or brown kraft window coffee bags with gift tags, 
paper shred & care cards.
Custom printing available with reasonable minumum order.

We can also ship for you to place in your packaging so 
be creative and enjoy! 

Thank you so much for your loyalty and we
look forward to hearing from you!

Below is a list of local shops in New York and other areas 
where you may try and buy some of our emulsions. 
Selection varies so please call the shop before travel. 
These are small organizations that offer a nice variety of 
well priced locally handcrafted arts, crafts & foods.

Artisan's Guild, Main St., Oneonta NY 
Barber's Farm Shop, Rte 30, Middleburgh NY
Catskill Mt Artisan's Guild, Main St. (Rte 30), Margaretville NY
Farmer & The Cook, 339 West El Roblar Dr., Ojai CA
Lucky Dog Farm Store (Rte 10), Hamden NY
Marty's Merchantile, 75 Watson Hollow Rd., West Shokan, NY
Roxbury General, Main St., (Rte 30) Roxbury NY

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