Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, was renowned for being the most beautiful woman who walked those desert lands. Her secret? She soaked in baths of fresh goat milk! The baths made her skin beautiful and radiant. And, centuries later, dermatologists discovered that Cleopatra was right, because goat milk is loaded with alpha-hydroxy and caprylic acids – natural materials that slough off dead skin cells leaving smooth new cells. Goat milk can cleanse and moisturize your skin down to its deepest layers!

:wub: Try our goat milk soaps on your skin & hair and you’ll discover:

  • a natural moisturizer and skin rejuvenator; lipoproteins absorb easily into our skin to seal in moisture and prevent dryness, cracking & premature aging;
  • caprylic, capric, and caproic acids in goat milk soap work together to maintain the perfect pH for human skin and hair. The skin’s “acid mantle” is a thin, oily, slightly acidic film that sits on top of the outermost layer of our skin and fights off harmful bacteria & viruses. These harmful invaders are alkaline, but goat milk neutralizes them to reduce the attacks that lead to acne, infection and irritation;
  • many nourishing vitamins (A, B6, B12, D), minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus) & proteins containing all the known and essential amino acids;
  • healing properties for skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne, and general relief for itchy skin;
  • great for your face as well as your whole body. You may be able to reduce the need for lotions and creams;
  • soothes bug bites. Apply a lather of the soap to the bite and let it sit for a bit before rinsing.

date10 Jan

:wub: :wub: Love is in the air!! :wub: :wub:

February 14th is Valentine’s Day & it’s coming fast! It’s all about giving something sweet and romantic. Surprise your “special someone” with one of our wonderful natural soaps, lotions or luxurious bath salts handcrafted in Jamaica – they make the most DIVINE scented gifts for Valentine’s Day!

Our soaps are much less expensive than flowers (but smell just as sweet!) and far less fattening than candy (although they smell delicious!). They’re loved & enjoyed by both men and women. And kids love them too! Wouldn’t a little gift bag of our soaps make your “little Valentine” happy too??

For the gals, try romantic fragrances like Cherry Almond Kisses, Luscious Lavender, Jamaican Roses or Vivine’s Vibrant Vanilla. For the guys, try sexy masculine scents like Hector’s River Bay Rum, Mountain Mystic or Reach Falls Spicy Citrus Cedar Sage. Don’t stop there! We have about 30 scented and unscented soaps to choose from. And don’t miss our new Fairy Hill Chocolate Decadence Soap which arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day! Check our complete list and find something to please your sweetie!

Order online or come in to the shop starting February 7th to meet us and choose your gift in person. We’ll wrap your selection in your choice of a red, white or hot pink organza bag with some extra coordinating organza ribbon – so pretty & ready for giving! Of course, you may also like one of our gift bags or baskets which are always available. Simply place your order and include a message/note to let us know you want a Valentine’s Day wrap. Easy as pie!

date4 Jan

Blue Mountain Soapworks is our new friends-and-family business located in Long Bay, Portland, Jamaica, West Indies, at the foot of the spectacular Blue Mountains. If you are discovering Blue Mountain Soapworks for the very first time, be prepared for your skin to fall in love!!

It’s here in Jamaica that we create our handmade soaps & luxurious body delights using the extremely soft and abundant Portland rainwaters along with natural vegetable, fruit and nut oils & butters as the base for our cold process soaps. Many local herbs and spices provide color and texture, while essential oils enhance the aroma of each bar.

Our business began after a lot of reading and research about both the art & science of soap making and the traditional “bush medicines” of Jamaica. Bush medicine first flourished in Jamaica among slaves imported from Africa. It was later developed by the Maroons, a fierce band of runaway slaves whose descendants still live in remote Blue Mountain settlements. The island’s lush landscape and tropical climate is ideal for growing herbs, and today Jamaica is home to more than 300 varieties of medicinal plants!

We think the products you put on your body should be as pure as what you put in it. Our soaps may come in many wonderful hues, but you could say our Natural, Organic soaps are definitely “green”!! We add none of the parabens (things that start with methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, butyl-, isobutyl-) that you’ll find in so many commercial soaps. We use no synthetic or unnatural preservatives or petroleum products in our soaps, and we only test our products on our friends and family, never on animals! With the exception of our Goat’s Milk soaps, all our soaps are also vegan.

We believe in using chemical-free, biodegradable, pure, safe and organic herbs, oils & other products. That is why our first choices are “Certified Organic” products from reliable local and international sources. A “Certified Organic” product means that the producer of the product has followed the guidelines provided by the certifying agency governing the area, whether that be in Jamaica, the U.S. or another country. From the field to the producer to the handler, all parties must be certified in order to be able to call their product truly organic. If it’s not certified, it may not really be organic.

When we can’t get a Certified Organic product, we use oils (or solid butters) and herbs from sources that sensibly wild-harvest their products or, at the very least, grow them without chemicals and pesticides. Wild-harvesting basically means to forage in the wild, taking only what’s necessary, and replanting or reseeding the harvested area. Wild-harvesting helps prevent the over-harvesting that causes our plants to become endangered or extinct. Native peoples had a seven-generation philosophy, meaning they ensured enough plants would be left after harvest to supply the following seven generations.

We are also committed to using “Fair Trade” products whenever possible. “Fair Trade” is a movement of individuals and organizations working to ensure that disadvantaged farmers and workers in the developing world are getting fair prices for their commodities, even prices that they themselves set. As an example, countless women in West Africa work daily to produce quality organic Shea Butter, yet they receive less than a penny of the final retail value. In fact, the average woman will be paid less than $1.00 for a full days work. “Fair Trade” organizations work diligently to combat this and we support them.

Our soap is prepared in small batches. Each batch is sliced into individual bars and allowed to cure for several weeks. After drying, each bar is examined for quality, labeled, and prepared for sale. Slight variations in size and color can be expected. Our soaps are then minimally wrapped to reduce waste.

Blue Mountain Soapworks’ other products are created with the same care and commitment to quality as our soaps, using natural ingredients and enriching them with essential oils and botanicals that nourish your skin. We hope to add more wonderful body delights as we make progress, so check back here often.

We hope you enjoy using our soaps and body delights as much as we enjoy creating them for you! Customer satisfaction is very important to us. Your suggestions and comments are always welcome.

So, feed your skin and delight your senses today with products from Blue Mountain Soapworks!!

date3 Aug