Last summer while we were waiting for a table at Antlers in Twin Peaks, Chad and I wandered into the little Mountain High Market (the one they used in the film “Blue Jay“) and at checkout, Chad added a few bars of soap from local maker, Song of a Sparrow, that were sitting on the counter. After using the soaps, Chad beamed and claimed he had FOUND a new local company he loved. Little did he know that I already followed Song of a Sparrow on Instagram and therefore had known about the beautiful and natural, organic handmade products all along, but I didn’t burst his bubble… well, okay, I probably did 😉
When Christmastime was upon us, I bought a bunch of said soaps for Chad’s stocking. They make the perfect stocking stuffers and are just beautiful as gifts no matter the occasion. They come in a variety of really gorgeous, richly hued colors and smell divine and the raw edge gives it that essential handmade touch I just love.
The bonus is that even though Song of a Sparrow is a small/local mountain business, they sell online, so you can purchase all the handmade beauty directly from their website!
I’m currently pondering which hand-poured dough bowl candle I would like the most. They’re made with natural coconut-soy wax, essential oils, botanicals and hemp wick, so I don’t have to worry about toxic scents that are overwhelming to my sensitive nose.
About Song of a Sparrow
Elisa Vanderschuit has been making all natural, plant-based, cold process soap, free of toxins and artificial ingredients since 2013. Living in a cozy cabin high in the mountains near Lake Arrowhead, California with her husband and two sons gives her inspiration to create soaps that are beautiful in their simplicity and nourishing to the skin.
Song of a Sparrow soaps are lovingly hand-poured in small batches and each bar is carefully wrapped after it has cured. The bars are large at approximately 5 ounces each and last a long time if kept in a dish with drainage holes. Each bar has a creamy and bubbly lather and is nondrying. She only uses pure essential oils and botanicals for her scents, no fragrance or perfumes.
Song of a Sparrow strives to practice sustainability to protect our natural environment and human health. 100% recycled and post-consumer waste kraft paper is used for the labels and packaging. After the soap is cut into bars, the leftover ends are used for samples and soap chip sets so none is wasted. Also, Song of a Sparrow soaps are made with RSPO-Certified Sustainable Palm Oil. Members of the RSPO are certified plantations that do not use Rain Forest land or practice deforestation to expand their crops. Responsibly-produced palm oil helps to reduce deforestation and also protects and respects wildlife in palm oil-producing countries. Palm oil is also a natural source of vitamins A, C, and E, which also have antioxidant and anti-aging properties. In addition to this positive effect on your skin, palm oil is also a good moisturizer, and promotes smoother and healthier skin as many natural skincare products do.
S H O P // songofasparrow.com
I N S T A G R A M // @SongofaSparrow
F A C E B O O K // Song of a Sparrow
Happy Friday Lovecats!
* Find all my Shopping in Lake Arrowhead posts here