Handmade Soap Review and Giveaway: Mohawk Valley Trading Co.


 Mohawk Valley Trading Co. has some wonderful products like Honey, Maple Syrup and Candles but my favorite by far has been the Handmade Soaps. I have never been a soap person I love the first used smell then after just once using it I always felt it had a odd smell to it and it made me not want to use it, or I never liked he way it felt on my body. So I have always used body wash, util I got the Handmade Soaps from Mohawk Valley Trading Co. 
It's wonderful, I don't feel like it has that odd after used smell (that I think bar soap has) and it makes my skin so soft and I can still smell the wonderful scent on me after rinsing off. I love it!

Mohawk Valley Trading Co. offers a few different Handmade Soaps:

Goat's Milk Soap

Castile Soap

Tea Tree Oil Soap

Pine Soap

Sage Soap

Rose Soap

Mohawk Valley Trading Company Natural Handmade Soaps are made without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petrochemicals, synthetic or artificial fragrances, dyes, detergents, preservatives or any other toxic or harmful surfactants, degreasers, plasticizers, reproductive toxins, pesticides, carcinogens, industrial chemicals or hormone disruptors.

Instead, they are made with:

• Goat’s milk, shea butter, natural plant oils including; olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, palm oil, castor bean oil, wheat germ oil, sunflower oil and other botanical sources such as fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and nuts. 

• 100% natural plant-based essential oils distilled or pressed from fresh citrus peels, flower petals, spices, leaves, herbs and other naturally fragrant botanical materials. 

• Beeswax and raw honey.

You will love ALL the Handmade Soaps 


Tea Tree Oil Soap is made from Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, is made from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Australia and has been used as a disinfectant, antiseptic and for topical antibacterial and antifungal treatments by the Aboriginal people for millennia. It is these properties that make Tea Tree Oil Soap ideal for certain inflammatory skin conditions in addition to general use.

Goat's Milk Soap comes in unscented and lavender scent Soaps are made in thousands of different varieties using different combinations of ingredients. Many soaps use water as a main ingredient, but there are many benefits to using unprocessed goat's milk rather than water. Many of the beneficial ingredients in goats milk soap come naturally in goat milk which would otherwise need to be added to water-based soaps.

Goat's milk weakens the bonds affixing dead skins cells because it naturally contains alpha-hydroxy acids that aid in the removal of dead skin cells leaving a smoother, more youthful-looking skin surface. 
Some water-based soaps use harsh chemicals to achieve this same result, which can lead to harmful effects on skin.

Goats milk is high in vitamin A which helps nourish and repair skin. Studies have shown that Vitamin A can provide numerous healthful effects on skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, and some lessening of psoriasis. Although some water-based soaps have been artificially fortified with vitamins, most aren't.

The fat molecules in the milk creates the creaminess of goat milk soap which increases it's moisturizing quality. It does not dry out your skin, but rather keeps your skin naturally moisturized to maintain your skin's health.

Along with many naturally occurring vitamins, goats milk also contains beneficial minerals. Selenium is often used in anti-dandruff shampoos to kill the scalp fungus that causes shedding of dry skin fragments and is naturally present in goat's milk. Water based soaps do contain some minerals such as calcium, sodium, or iron, though those minerals don't provide much value for your skin.

Castile Soap: Many soaps are made from animal fats (tallow), but castile soap is made with plant oils such as that from olives, coconuts, avocados, hemp, walnuts, and almonds. Castile soap is traditionally an olive oil based hard soap. It's origins are difficult to pinpoint exactly, but they trace to such areas as the Eastern Mediterranean, Northern Italy, and the Kingdom of Castile (Spain, today).

Castile soaps have been produced for hundreds of years and it is believed that following the Crusades, Aleppo soap (an olive oil and Bay Laurel based castile soap) was brought back to Europe. In time this led to the first soap-making factories in Europe created by Muslims in the 12th century.

There are many varieties of castile soap, such as Aleppo and Marseille, which vary based on the type of oil used, and the combination of other ingredients. The purest form of Castile soap is white in color, hard, and odorless, but makers will add their own scented oils or blend in coarse ingredients such as oatmeal for exfoliation purposes.

Being made with natural ingredients makes Castile soap a sought after variety of soap by people with sensitive skin and those wishing to be environmentally conscious. You can even buy a Castile base to mix and make your own Castile soap.

 Enter Below for your chance to win Handmade Soaps from Mohawk Valley Trading Co. Good Luck Everyone!

Terms and conditions: 
You must be 18 years or older to enter.
The Mohawk Valley Trading Company will ship the prize to the winner within 30 days of contest end.
Physical address required for shipping; no PO boxes, US recipients only residing in one of the 48 contiguous states.