Many of us these days are concerned for the environment and our impact on it. With that in mind, we have formulated some beautiful bar soaps, dish soap, lotion, laundry powder, and soy candles under the name of “Jane” for our shop. We are very proud how they turned out. We have four different bars of soap—one for sensitive skin called Therapy that is made with tea tree oil and charcoal, a face soap made with pink French clay, a bath bar made with green French clay, and a hair and body bar that has rosemary and mint (this one is my favorite).
We brought in beautiful Libeco linens from Belgium and wanted something all organic and made with essential oils and natural ingredients to take care of such lovely products. So, soap with no phosphates, enzymes, or any other harmful chemicals was needed because enzymes eat linen and cotton and when you make an investment in fine linens, this is necessary.
Our second line of soaps is from Common Good, a line of laundry and cleaning products from New York that we will be carrying in our shop come Monday. The products are organic and also made without harmful chemicals of any kind. They are good for the environment as well as septic systems. I have used these products and carried them in my shop when I lived in the states. I loved the products then, as did my customers, so I decided to bring them into our new shop here in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
My husband (who I lovingly refer to as “the engineer”) has always teased me about my habit of taking things out of the original packaging and replacing them with something prettier or simpler. (There was that one time that I put mouthwash in a really beautiful dispensing bottle that my son-in-law thought was face wash. He was not amused! It took me a while to live that one down!)
Then Common Good came along and not only are their bottles gorgeous, Marie Kondo would really approve of these for their simplicity and elegance. Plus, if you have bottles in your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room, that you love, you can bring in those bottles to be filled because Common Good has refill stations that we have ordered as well. We have an all-purpose cleaner, hand soap, dish soap, and laundry detergent. Everything that is needed for an environmentally safe home.