I have looked far and wide for a shaving bowl that meets my ultra picky taste. It has to be super pleasing to the eye, it has to function as advertised and it has to be something that can be upcycled if you decide you wish to look like a backcountry mountain man for the winter, like my husband.
We had 3 ceramic shaving bowls made for us by a local potter and they're beautiful. Each bowl is filled with 10 oz of our Italian style shaving soap so they'll last a LONG LONG time.
The soap lathers beautifully and really does make for a great shave, whether it be face, head or other unmentionable bits.
We've paired this set with an Italian boar bristle shaving brush, made in Italy (a nod to my Sicilian grandfather).
Lime and Patchouli
I was increasingly frustrated that the ingredients in my favorite body products were not only unpronounceable and unrecognizable, but also questionable as to if they were good for my body.
I started making body butters using simple, recognizable ingredients for myself and ended up making them as gifts as well.
I run a successful boutique business and love working with customers to create one-of-a-kind, custom products and gifts that are made with love and intention and filled with the peace and serenity of the mountains.
“I make my soaps in small batches, which allows me to oversee every tiny detail of production and put out high-quality products that you can not only feel good about using but that also leave your skin feeling amazing.”
Solitude Soapworks studio is situated on the back part of our homestead, overlooking flower gardens, forests, and the majestic high peaks.
It blends in as only an Adirondack Camp cabin can with a green metal roof and dark brown siding. Very unassuming from the outside but indoors is where the magic happens. You’ll find plants, crystals, and a wall of fragrance and color—it’s a hippie’s paradise, and there is always music playing. (It keeps the gremlins away.)
Our soaps are formulated to be gentle for all skin types, using only the highest quality plant-based butters and oils we can source, and our leave-on body products are made with organic ingredients wherever possible.