Northern Catskills Essentials

Organic Soap and Organic Food Grade Emulsions for body and soul...

We are nestled in the northern Catskill Mountains of New York and specialize in artisanal vegetable oil soaps and emulsions made the old fashioned way. Our emulsions are made by hand in small batches with love and pure culinary grade and organic vegetable oils and butters. Our perfumes and essences are blended and aged by us using essential oils for very realistic scents.  All are born of a desire to create toiletries that look, feel and smell wonderful naturally.   

Can a single bar of soap change your day? 

In ancient times, bathing was a ritual of cleansing and renewal that many of us have lost to a quick shower. We believe that bathing can still be a healthful, aromatic and rejuvenating experience that pleases all of our senses, even if we have only a few moments to spare.  We hope that as you use our creations, you will enjoy the simple pleasures they offer and they will help you in some way. 

[Blends Update February, 2015 :-)]

After 6+ years in our "old" internet shop, and a fairly long break from the internet, we're closer to completion of our new web store. This has required more time than we anticipated, due in part to an ongoing evolution based on our research, experience and opinion of what an emulsion should be and do. 
Our offerings are hand crafted.  We do not reprocess commercial soap or lotion bases. Everything is hand made by us using a lengthy process with our own proprietary formulas and reverse osmosis filtered well water or distilled water, organic base oils and therapeutic grade Essential Oils. We have enjoyed and are grateful for over 20 years of research and formulating. With a goal of approx 25% of our time devoted to research and introduction of new blends, the volume of items in our old web store became unruly.  We are creating a more efficient and interactive web presence, and appreciate your loyalty and patience.

Although the base oil and essential oil markets remain unstable, our prices are essentially the same.
We strive to create affordable and enjoyable blends that help you in some way, and go from our pots to your door quickly and gracefully.

Please scroll down for pricing, local shops and blends.

Ordering in this interim is very easy.

We will send your gifts anywhere in the US with a care card
via USPS Priority Mail with shipping of $6.50 per address.
Shipping is FREE for $75 + orders (to one address) and occurs within 2 business days (except as noted above).  
Flat rate shipping for orders less than
$75 is $6.50 regardless of order size and destination, to one address.  Please note that some remote locations require
longer than the USPS advertised 2-3 days.
Sales tax added only for orders shipped to NY addresses.
Currently all major credit cards, Check, MO or Paypal.

Basic pricing (excludes Ltd Editions or test batches):

(Anywhere Balms are in process & Restorative Oils are custom blended to order. Please allow 1 day for custom blends.)

Vegetable Soap $5 (4-5 oz bar, up to 20 blends so pls call)
Lotion 8 oz $10
Cream 9 oz $12.50
Cream 4 oz $8.50
Scrubs 12 oz $15
Liquid True Soap  (saponified veg oils w/Lavender) 8 oz $10
Perfume Roll On's 1/3 oz $15 (several blends, pls call or email) 
Face Cream 2 oz $15 OR 4 oz $20
Spray Milks 8 oz $10
Anywhere Balms (Eyes, Lips, Face) $4.50 - $7.50
Restorative Oils (for Hair, Body, Face) 8 oz glass bottle $20
Gift Sets (organza or straw bags) $20 - 35
Soy Candles 8 oz tin $8.50 or 9 oz glass jar $10

Custom gift boxes with your choices packed in brown shred paper with a care card shipped to any address (shipping $6.50).
Please call us: 607.652.9221 or 607.423.8851 OR 
to order your favorite soaps, emulsions and gift sets.
We have several options available for affordable corporate
gifts and events such as showers and weddings.
We no longer maintain and send a product list.  

Our current emulsion blends (bottle indicates a lotion version):

Essential Oils only creams and/or  lotions
(no parabens, cruelty, artificial fragrance or color):

Lavenders (S Africa, Spanish & French 9 oz jar, 8 oz bottle)
Lemongrass & Lavender (uplifting 9 oz jar, 8 oz bottle)
Vanilla, Almond & Benzoin (sweet w/chamomile/herbs 9 oz jar)
Sweet Patchouli (Patch, Cedar & Benzoin 9 oz jar, 8 oz bottle)
Calm W/MSM (herbal with sulfur - for face/body 4/9 oz jar)
Stress & Clarity (mints & camphorous woods 4 oz jar)
Meditation & Grounding (very, very deep woods :-) 4 oz jar)
Aphrodite (sweet with Lavender, Ylang, Patchouli 4/9 oz jar)
Sweet Woods W/MSM (a complex herbal - sweet, woody with sulfur for all body use, for stressed skin or post shave 4/9 oz jar)
Blood Orange Blossom (citrus w/Blood Org & Neroli 4/9 oz jar)

Essential Oils with fragrance creams and/or lotions
(with 1-2% safe fragrance, no parabens, cruelty, artificial color):

Aunt Rose's Roses (9 oz jar $12.50)
Mango Papaya & Citruses (9 oz jar $12.50)
White Gardenia & Chamomile (8 oz bottle - $10)
Wise Folks (8 oz Spray Milk $10.00, 1/3 oz Perfume $15.00)

We appreciate your patience.  Thank you so much for your loyalty and we look forward to hearing from you!
We do not "spam" or sell contact info, but will send an email to our contact list when the site reopens. Please send us your email to be placed on the list.

Below is a list of local shops in New York where you can try and buy our emulsions.  These are small organizations that carry a nice variety of well priced locally handcrafted arts, crafts and foods.

Artisan's Guild, Main St., Oneonta NY
Catskill Mt Artisan's Guild, Main St. (Rte 30), Margaretville NY
Catskill Mt Artisan's Guild, Main St. (Rte 10), Delhi NY
Lucky Dog Farm Store (Rte 10), Hamden NY
Roxbury General, Main St., (Rte 30) Roxbury NY



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