"Living Sustainable Earth Stewardship"

VTGW began as a small, mom owned & operated venture, with many ideas of how to offer consumers what they are seeking. With many changes necessary for growth, natural ingredients bath & body products continue to be the main focus of VTGW. A recent addition of featuring farmer's market vendors, emphasizing the support of the Local Movement, will be highlighted weekly. Striving to provide all Earth patrons with what YOU are seeking, VTGW is your destination. Enjoy the journey!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Deva Bars-Heaven in the Hand

Yummm....! I still remember the first time I made this soap-yes, it has chocolate in it! My first bars were composed of chocolate, shea butter, and chopped hazelnuts-with a scent almost good enough to eat. Pictured to the right is the large Chocolate/Hazelnut bar, roughly 6 oz. when freshly done, shrinking down to about 5 oz. when "sweating" or curing is complete.
The bars I currently have available are the following:
~Chocolate/Hazelnut (lg. bar and sm. [3.5-4 oz.])
~Chocolate/Mint (lg. bar and sm.)
~Milk N' Honey (lg. and sm.) [created in mind for those with choco/nut allergies]
The ingredients for each bar are the following: (pictured in left hand basket in lt. pic)
-Shea Butter, unsweetened baking cocoa, Almond oil, a massage oil blend of essential oils-Lavender & Orange, and chopped hazelnuts.
-Shea Butter, unsweetened baking cocoa, Almond oil, Peppermint essential oil, crushed Chocolate Mint leaves-grown in my garden last year!
~Milk N' Honey
-Honey Glycerin (made with VT raw honey), a massage oil blend of essential oils-Patchouli, Lavender, & Orange, Goat's Milk (locally and humanely obtained), Poppy Seeds.
As you can see from posted pics, this soap is a 3 dimensional shaped bar; one side is shaped for massage-notice the "bumps" (it also has the oil blends for skin softening results) and the convex side-opposite is what I've set up for an exfoliant. Future devas are in the recipe drafting process, so stay tuned for the news flash for the complete line of Deva Bars by The Vermont Gypsy Wagon!
Momma G

Monday, November 2, 2009

Signature Soap, Where it All Began....

So, here we are-back to the beginning but from a different perspective. Website headaches out of the way, passing the word on to come here for the latest news, etc...constantly thinking. Here's a blip on the soap that started my journey as a natural ingredients bath & body product creatress...

Q T Cakes

"The Scentsible Choice For Baby Soft Skin"

Wanting a safe product to use for my child's skin came at the time of wanting to feed him organic/natural/local foods. Yes, there are many, many all natural, organic skin care products out on the market today but who can pronounce all the scientific, periodic table 26 letter contained words? I wanted to know what I was really putting on my baby's skin; after all, if you can't eat it, DON'T PUT IT ON YOUR SKIN!!! Research, research, research; I was accquainted with that element due to receiving my undergraduate degree a year earlier-approximately a year or a little more between the time I received my degree and when my son was born. After months of looking, comparing labels, talking to friends who also make soap, I decided to try my hand at soap making. And this is what I got.....

Goat's Milk, Calendula Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, and Chamomile flwrs-the occasional sprinkle of Lavender flwrs makes for an interesting texture to the soap, along with some second looks, and definitely numerous pick ups and smells. I have used soap mold trays to create bars, have done large container pours for hand cut bars-more rough, natural looking results, and I've also made loaf pours to start my "$ an oz." program; this was kicked off this past summer @ the Farmer's Markets I attended in Shelburne, Burlington's south end, and Winooski. Retail has mainly been on the Vermont front exclusively but I'm reaching out to friends and fans of VTGW to make my products available to a larger audience.

Currently, Q T Cakes (my son's first and last name initials reversed) is available in 4 oz., 2.5 oz., and a 1.5 oz. I like to call my "Try it, you'll like it" bar. I produce my bars to include Chamomile & Lavender flwrs but if allergies to daisies or lavender are an issue, please special order so that I can customize to fit your needs.