Monday musings: Handmade soap and good, clean fun


A look back at 2015

New Year’s Day is fast approaching and soon it will be 2016! (Someone please tell me where the time goes when it flies away?) So today I’m taking a look back at the moments that shaped 2015 for Emmet Street Creations.

Handmade soap

There are so many creative soap makers that inspire me. You can check out some of my favorite finds on Pinterest!  I would normally feature them here but, this week, I thought I’d share the best-selling soaps of 2015 from the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store.

  • Crisp apple and rose – Scented with a perfect mix of apple and rose fragrance, this soap is not too fruity and not too floral. It was a big seller at the shows I did this year!
  • Exfoliating rosemary and mint – The eye-opening scent and exfoliating juniper berries keep customers coming back for more!
  • Soapy sample pack – Can’t decide which soap to buy? This item is for you! You’ll get three amazing soaps of your choice for only $12!

Good, clean fun

If you’re not following Emmet Street Creations on Facebook, here are the top 3 most liked posts from 2015:

Previous musings from Emmet Street you might have missed

Last but not least, here are the three most viewed posts in 2015:

What moments defined your 2015? Share them in the comments below or on the Emmet Street Creations Facebook page!

Go bananas with Banana Soap!

Banana SoapSee those speckles? That’s because Banana Soap is made with real bananas!

You probably know that bananas are a delicious and healthy treat. They contain antioxidants and potassium which help keep your body healthy. Bananas also help skin retain moisture. Banana Soap from Emmet Street Creations is unscented and doesn’t smell like bananas, but don’t let that fool you. It’s packed with real bananas, skin loving olive and avocado oils. Instead of distilled water, this soap was made with pure coconut water, another antioxidant powerhouse.

Bonus tip: Banana peels make great compost, but before I give them to the McWormersons to work on, I give myself an instant facial. It’s so easy to do. Just rub the inside of a banana peel all over your face. Wait 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse off. My skin feels tighter and looks less dull after this treatment. Want more tips? Check out this article.