Northern Catskills Essentials

Organic Soap and Organic Food Grade Emulsions for 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.

Happy Winter
February, 2019 Update:

All currently available emulsions have batch dates in December, 2018 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. 
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.

We are redesigning our workspace and have a limited quantity available of our soaps and creams.  Formulating is scheduled to resume in early March with exciting new offerings. 

Web Store update: Our emulsions are made in small batches using a lengthy, continually evolving process. We are redesigning our workspace to become more efficient. Our web store will open when we can guarantee sustainable access and 
we appreciate your patience.  
Please call or send 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. 

When you call,  send an email or place an order, we will always advise of shipping day.

Tracking info will accompany all orders, so please check to ensure that your emulsions are not exposed to long periods of extreme temperatures. If this happens, open the cap or lid to release any possible pressure, then replace. 
Shake vigorously or stir for a moment. 

**Our soap is 98-100% natural and may be very fresh when shipped. It should be stored in open air or paper with low humidity (no plastic wrap, please!), to continue to dry.  Larger amounts of our soap (only) may be dried a bit longer if needed, and then frozen and used right from your freezer during high humidity. The soap will retain scent due to the way it is made. :-) ** 

Please scroll below for current offerings and availability, a list of shops where you may purchase some of our emulsions and for 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 20 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 several increases on ingredients, containers and shipping.  Occasionally there may 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 and ask 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.  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 
$7-7.50 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 2 business days. 

Some remote locations may experience longer delivery.
Sales tax added only for orders shipped to NY addresses.
Currently all major credit cards, Check, MO or Paypal.

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, deodorize environment or as a personal deodorant.  
It is safe for canine friends with prudent use, avoiding head and eyes.

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

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

*Gardener's Friend (EO energize, deodorize, repel pests)
*Energy & Productivity (EO - energize with sweet basil top notes evolving to soft citruses finish.  Similar to our other blend, ARISE.  
Your other study buddy.
* Protection (EO -
a pleasing earthy blend with top notes of clove 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 ~ Currently 3 options:
.17 oz Jar $4.50 Regular or Bronzer
.17 oz Lip Tube $4.50 Regular or Bronzer
.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.)

 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 $25.00

Lotion ~ 8 oz $12.50
 Cream 9 oz glass jar $13.75 OR 12 oz acrylic jar $18.00
OR 4 oz glass jar $10.00 - $12.00
Scrubs ~ 12 oz poly jar $15.00 - $18.00
Liquid True Soap  ~ saponified veg oils w/Lavender,
Rosemary & Mints OR Unscented 8 oz $12.50, 12 oz $13.75

(Our liquid soap is heated gently for 8 to 12 hours until the organic base oils are saponified. We then add honey, 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 (current batch is sold out)
(Unisex herbal EO blend after shave or facial moisture as needed.  
Balanced lotion with witch hazel, Essential Oils and botanicals.)

Gift Sets (organza bag or straw bag or brown shred in box) 
$25 - 35+

Soy Candles 8 oz tin $12.00 ~ 9 oz glass jar $12.00 ~
 4 oz tin $6.50
(These are long burning with a soft, noticeable but not overpowering scent.  The wicks are very sturdy and all lids are metal. This means that your candles will (as always) burn completely with no leftover wax and can be extinguished with smoke minimized by quickly replacing the lid. 
Keep your wicks trimmed to 1/4 inch and burn for up to 3 hours before resting to maximize burn time.)

 All 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 orange in color & scent with floral undertones...

Essential Oils only creams and/or lotions
(no parabens, cruelty, GMO's, artificial fragrance, etc:
(a few are temporarily sold out) 

  • Lavenders (S African, Spanish & French 9 oz jar, 8 oz bottle)
  • Lemongrass & Lavender (uplifting 9 oz jar, 8 oz bottle)        
  • Sweet Earth (softly scented to calm - almond, vanilla & benzoin with German Chamomile & herbs 9 oz jar)  
  • Sweet Patchouli (very Patchouli with sweet Benzoin 9 oz jar)
  • Calm W/MSM (complex nourishing herbal with sulfur and Sea Buckthorn Oil. All body use for stressed skin or post shave to help calm rashes, dry skin & redness etc. 4 or 9 oz jar $12.00 - $15.00)
  • Stress & Clarity (mints/camphor/woods 4 oz jar,8 oz spray
  • Meditation & Grounding (very, very deep woods :-) 4 oz jar)
  • 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 $15.00)
  • 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, 8 oz lotion, 1/3 oz perfume)
Mango Papaya & Citruses (8 oz bottle, 9 oz jar)
White Gardenia & Chamomile (9 oz jar, 1/3 oz perfume)
Pink Grapefruit & Key Lime (8 oz bottle)
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 
Smaller 4 oz bars $4.50 
Smallest 3-4 oz "end cut" bars $3.50  

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

Standard hand cut bars $5.75 ea

100% Nat GM "Oatmeal,Honey & Benzoin" w/Local Maple Syrup - NA
100% Nat GM, Eggs  "Aphrodite" 
100% Nat GM, Eggs "Chai Latte"
100% Nat GM "Clarify" w/sulfur & activated charcoal
100% Nat GM "Lavenders"
100% Nat "Primal Forest" - NA
100% Nat GM, Eggs "Pine Tar" w/sulfur - NA
100% Nat "Stress & Clarity" - NA
100% Nat GM "Sweet Patchouli"
100% Nat GM "Sweet Woods" w/sulfur - NA
100% Nat GM, Eggs "Trinity" - (fall/winter seasonal) - NA
100% Nat "Citruses & Spa Salts" - NA
100% Nat "Gaia & Poseidon" - NA
100% Nat "Lemongrass"
100% Nat "Sweet Orange & Citruses" - NA
98% Nat GM, Eggs  "1969" (incense from summer of love :-))
98% Nat "Lilac" - NA
98% Nat "Pink Grapefruit & Lime"
98% Nat "Mango Papaya & Citruses" - NA
98% Nat GM "Mocha Latte" (fall/winter seasonal) - NA
98% Nat "Old Roses"
98% Nat GM "Sandalwood & Chamomile" - NA
98% Nat GM "White Gardenia & Chamomile"

Custom gift boxes with your choices packed in brown shred 
with a care card shipped to any address (actual shipping $).
We have several options available for affordable corporate 
gifts and events such as showers and weddings.
Thank you so much for your loyalty and we
look forward to hearing from you!

We do not "spam" or sell contact info, but will send an
email to our contact list when the web store reopens.
Please send us your email to be placed on the list.

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. 
These are small organizations that offer a nice variety of well priced locally handcrafted arts, crafts, foods & salon services.

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
R & S Meats, 212 Unit D, Wall St., Huntington NY


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