This Christmas, I really want to support small businesses as much as I can and the idea of being able to purchase items directly from an individual is extremely appealing. If you’re looking for a wonderful stocking item, present for a neighbor, or a hostess gift, this is a company you should consider supporting: www.simpliartisan.com
Simpli’ is a Gaelic word for simple and straightforward. My dear friend, J, is the artist who is handcrafting small batch soaps and body products. She comes up with her own recipes, selects incredible “good for you” skin products, and works diligently to use high-quality ingredients to make her soaps, beard products, and body butters. The scents alone are wonderful but the fact that her items are made with such pure ingredients is even better… until she started making soaps with WINE!
How cool would it be to use a soap made with wine? Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Pinot Gris all have their own place in Simpli’ soaps. Each has a wonderful scent, cleansing lather, and is handcrafted in Northern Virginia. These are a wonderful example of an artisan combining two of her passions… wine and crafting soaps.
I recently visited with J at her home and had the privilege to watch as she created a cooked soap and it was a really fun experience. Watching the ingredients come together to thicken and become a soap, ready to cool in a handmade loaf pan, was fascinating… and the smell was intoxicating!
If you live in the Northern Virginia/DC area, you should consider finding this company at one of the local craft shows that are coming up this holiday season. At the very least, you should consider looking through the Simpli’ shop for soaps, body butters, bug balm, salves, and deodorant.
J has been very generous and is offering a special coupon code to anyone who subscribes to this blog! Sign onto her website, www.simpliartisan.com and use the coupon code BOTWINE17 to receive 10% off everything in her shop… but don’t delay because this coupon expires on 12/31/17.