Soap Making Classes are Scheduled for October
Back by popular demand! We were so happy to hear that you wanted more of our Beginning Soap Making Classes, that we are offering 2 beginner classes in October: Tuesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 20.
Both October classes will be held right here in our shop at 175 Market Street in Portsmouth in the evening, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Come learn about the ingredients that go into handcrafted soap, the tools that are used and the right timing to pour your soap so that it sets properly. Classes will be taught by our knowledgeable friend Sarah, owner of Sarandipity Soap Company in South Berwick, Maine.
From what you learn, you will be taking home a loaf of soap, from which you will be able to carve six to eight bars, as well as the recipe to make more at home. Your freshly made bars will be ready to use in three to four weeks.
Each class is limited to 6 participants. The class costs $50, which is non-refundable, and includes all materials. To register, choose between Tuesday, October 12, or Wednesday, October 20, and contact us at 603 294-0379 or purchase online at portsmouthsoaps.com. Classes are filling up!
The Powers of Cinnamon and Clove:
Not Just for Mom’s Homemade Apple Pie!
Over 4,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians were the first to discover the benefits of cinnamon — and it wasn’t to flavor pumpkin pie! If cinnamon is capable of even half the benefits it is credited with, it is well worth incorporating into your daily skin routine. Loaded with anti-oxidants, cinnamon is a powerful anti-inflammatory, fighting infections and repairing tissue damage. The oily part of the bark from the cinnamon tree is known as cinnamaldehyde, which gives the distinct smell and taste. The cinnamaldehyde component in cinnamon is said to inhibit the growth of several bacteria.
Similarly, cloves are said to be rich in flavonoids, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-microbial properties. Cloves weigh in as one of the strongest anti-oxidants found in nature. Their component, eugenol, is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, analgesic and antiseptic. As with all natural elements that you consider ingesting for your health, further personal investigation is needed. For use topically, however, Portsmouth Soap Company offers many products that contain cinnamon and/or cloves for the benefits they bring to your skin.
Cinnamon is found in many of our handmade all-natural bar soaps such as: CinnaBee, Cinnamon Swirl, Pumpkin Spice and Autumn Sun, but also in our Hand & Nail Butter. You’ll find essential clove oil in our Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon & Clove and Ocean Meadows bar soaps. We also use it in making our Hand & Nail Butter, Home Sweet Home and Citrus and Lavender Foaming Hand Soaps.
Introductory Offers for Cinnamon / Clove Products!
We’d like to introduce you to our cinnamon products with these special offers:
Cinnamon & Clove Bar Soap, Home Sweet
Home Hand Wash and Pumpkin Smash Lotion Stick for $30
Or this Cinnamon Duo:
Cinnamon & Clove Bar Soap and Cinnamon + Vanilla Soy Candle for $24
All products are handmade, all natural, made with beneficial ingredients and are priced 15% off the regular retail price for a limited time!
Here are Some of Our New Fall Products
Have you stopped in recently? Here are a handful of our new products — from our Annual Holiday Ornament, to new Bar Soaps and Do-It-Yourself Kits!
Our Annual Ornament for 2021 comes from a clever local artist who fashioned this angel from a shucked oyster shell. Each is unique, in a limited edition.
Our all Natural Beard Oil, now available in a mist for easy application, softens, tames and nourishes even the most stubborn of beards.
Our new nutrient-rich Aloe & Cucumber Facial Toner helps hydrate and re-mineralize dry winter skin. Organic Aloe Leaf Juice and Willow Bark Extract nourish, while Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil brighten skin.
These two new Bar Soaps are particularly popular for Fall. Soothing oils and natural clay in our Portsman Bar Soap nourish skin, tighten pores and bring back memories of our Harbor.
Our Limited Edition Rugged Spice Bar Soap will bring back memories of a popular after shave! The essential oils and Bentonite clay it contains will help smooth and tighten pores. It even contains some Sea Salt!
Our Set of 4 Cork Coasters boasts nautical images that are embroidered right onto the cork for durability and texture.
Pick a cold, windy Fall day to stay indoors and make your very own Bath Bombs or Toothpaste! Ingredients are all natural and organic, free from unhealthy chemicals. DIY Bath Bomb Kit contains dried roses, lavender and chamomile, with a recyclable tin mold. DIY Toothpaste Kit also contains a 2 oz. reusable silicone tube and a bamboo toothbrush.
Do You Order Online? We Will Ship Online Orders
Over $35 FREE on Cyber Monday: November 29
If you only get to visit our store on summer days, special occasions or when you’re just passing through our wonderful town of Portsmouth, NH, we offer a Shop section on our website where you can order online, 24/7, from the comfort of your home. Normally, there is a modest shipping charge, which we will waive all day and night on Cyber Monday, November 29, for all orders over $35.
Simply add coupon code Cyber2021 for your $hipping $avings!
POSOCO Supports The NAN Project and Portsmouth’s Own Athenaeum
This season we are supporting two worthy organizations. We’d like to share some information about them in case you have some interest in getting involved, as well. The NAN Project “works to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs for young people, using a peer-to-peer model.” We found this organization to be so thoughtful and well planned out, we encourage you to learn more about them at TheNANProject – Saving Lives and Healing Families. Named for a young woman who sadly took her own life, the organization visits schools and reaches out to young people in order to help them identify their needs and show them that help is available.
Close to home, the Portsmouth Athenaeum is “a non-profit membership library, gallery, and museum, incorporated in 1817 and located in the heart of historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire.” Donating our time and funds to maintain Portsmouth history is near and dear to our hearts! The Athenaeum houses an outstanding collection of documents and artifacts relating to local history. It also preserves what is surely the finest collection in the state of materials relating to the history of New Hampshire’s only major seaport. For more information on this local treasure, visit Portsmouth Athenaeum.
Stocking Stuffers for Every Age Group!
A Sneak Peek at Some of Our Holiday Products
One of our favorite holiday traditions, as far as gift giving goes, is filling a stocking for a loved one. But if, like us, you struggle with finding items that fit into a stocking, have we ever solved that challenge! Nearly every item we offer is stocking-sized, and we offer gifts for men, women, children and pets. We even have coal-shaped soap for the naughty on your list! Pictured below are just some of the items we suggest for scent-sational stocking stuffing!
Our Shake & Go Face Masks are best sellers year-round. What better time to encourage a loved one to indulge than as a gift for the holidays? Choose from Coffee & Chocolate, Charcoal, or Turmeric & Rose. Big benefits in a small, convenient package!
Our Lip Duo Scrub & Balm exfoliates lips with one end of the dispenser and moisturizes with the other! Choose Pink Lemonade, Watermelon Slushy or Chocolate Covered Raspberry. Yum!
Our beautiful locally Handmade Note Cards capture the simple elegance of the season printed on recycled and recyclable paper. Eight cards and envelopes in each pack.
Imagine seeing this clever Bath Bomb Snowman sticking out from your stocking! Handmade locally with all natural ingredients.
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