ANTIQUE PANSIES SOAP COMPANY
My Handmade Soaps are made with the finest oils, herbs, and fragrance oils that can be found in the world today. They are made one batch at a time, and hand cut. No two bars are exactly alike, so you know each bar you choose is as unique as you are. I chose Antique Pansies as my name because the craft is old and the smell is sweet. I would like to pay tribute to both of my Grandmothers and my Mother, they have all taught me very much about life. With the craft of soapmaking passed down from my Granny, I have taken off on an adventure with an open mind and a happy heart. In 1947 she got her recipe for soap off the back of a can of lye and has made the same soap for 50 years. Today we have exotic oils and scents of every description at our fingertips and with a click they can be delivered to your door. I feel fortunate to be able to make for pure pleasure what my Granny and countless others before, did out of sheer necessity. Modern technology has played its part, but it is those who have passed down their craft, shared their recipes and poured water through wood ash to make their lye that I would like to thank.
PRIMITIVE LIGHTS CANDLE COMPANY
In the 17th and 18th centuries, chandlers handcrafted candles using a wide range of ingredients. Bee's wax candles were prized as they were rare. This was due to their pleasant fragrance and the remarkably strong glow they provided. We are proud to recreate the labor-intensive techniques of the past to produce Primitive Lights candles. Each candle is rolled by hand creating unique markings and a very distinctive look. You can trust our candles are completely soot-free, environmentally safe and of the highest quality. A lit bee's wax candle is a natural way of filtering the air you breathe. Because our candles are fragranced so beautifully they will scent your home lit or not.