Essential Sisters

Handmade All Natural Products for Body & Home


We have finally added Soap!! Plus, a giveaway! (ends 10/24/17)

Wow! We can’t believe it is October already! Things have been so busy!
We have been working on something new and are finally ready to announce that Essential Sisters has added soap to our handcrafted natural products. We have been testing and tweaking recipes for about 18 months now and are happy with our results!

Fruit Punch Salt Bars

Garden Bisque

At this time we are thrilled to say we have a Harvest Line, made mostly with things we have harvested from our own garden, fruit trees, herb beds and wild foraging. Our Limited Edition Apple Harvest 2017 soap is made with apples harvested, this year, from Gabi’s trees. Jeweled Plantain is made with wild foraged jewelweed and plantain from our parent’s back field. One of the best parts of this is we know where the ingredients have been grown and that no one has sprayed them with chemicals throughout the year. You will also find Garden Bisque, Silky Sunflower, Fruit Punch Salt Bar in the Harvest line right now.

Apple Harvest 2017

Jeweled Plantain

We have a Fresh Brewed Line too! Right now we have a Wake Me Up! Coffee Soap bar available, it compliments our Wake Me Up! scrub and Coffee lip balm- perfect set for a gift basket. We will be adding some beer and wine soaps to this line. For Father’s Day we gifted our Dad with “Drunken Hippy Soap”, look for this to be added in the future! If you have a special beer you would like to have used in a soap, contact us.

Wake Me Up! Coffee Soap

Green Monster, Golden Honey Shampoo Bar, Tree Hugger & our Creamy Shea Soap are part of our Essentials Line. Our Green Monster is made with activated charcoal, chlorophyll, peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils. Golden Honey Shampoo is made with raw honey and has a hint of citrus.

Green Monster

Golden Honey Shampoo Bar

Tree Hugger

Some of our soaps are scented with essential oils, some are left unscented. The colors achieved in our soaps are done with natural ingredients. Herbs, spices and clays are great sources of color without chemical additives. You will always find all of the ingredients we use listed on the label. There are no parabens or phthalates in our soaps.

Creamy Shea Soap Fun!

As with all of our products, we use high quality ingredients from reliable sources. We do not use palm oil. We never test our products on animals.

We work in small batches allowing us to closely monitor every step of the soaping process. This also means that many times when we make a soap it is in fairly limited quantity.

We recommend storing your soap in a dry location. Using a soap dish in the shower/bath or at your sink can help keep soap dry and extend the life of the bar. If soap sits in water it continues to break down and won’t last as long.

Luscious Lavender Goats Milk Soap

We have described a couple soaps throughout this but if you would like more info on any of these soaps and their ingredients, please comment below or message us, we are happy to help you!

It’s been a while since we have done a giveaway…so we would like to give 2 bars of soap away! For one entry, Comment below with which Essential Sisters Soap you are looking forward to trying the most and then click on the Rafflecopter link below to be sure you are entered! Additional entries also available through Rafflecopter link below.


Good luck! We will comment back here with the winner!!


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Summer is coming! Plus, 100th Etsy sale giveaway

It’s that time of year, everyone is getting ready for summer! Flip flops, shorts and bathing suits! If your legs and feet are dry from a cold winter, a Body Polishing Scrub may be just what you need!

If you’ve been working in your flower beds or garden and have ground in dirt all over your hands and arms, a scrub has enough grit to help you get cleaned up quick and easy! Keep a jar near the sink!


Our scrubs gently exfoliate dry skin leaving polished smooth skin. They also moisturize the healthy skin left behind. Scrubs may directly or indirectly stimulate nerves, which may help to promote healthy blood flow and even a relaxed peaceful mood.

Our scrubs are made with a mix of high quality salts & sugars; Pink Himalayan salt, Celtic Sea salt and pure cane sugar to name a few.  Sugar is a mild alpha hydroxy, helping to encourage dry skin turnover & generating fresher younger looking skin.   Himalayan Pink salt is one of the purest salts available, naturally rich in 80+ nourishing and skin replenishing minerals for a therapeutic bath/shower experience for mind & body. Real salt is all natural mineral rock & sea salt, a combination of over 60 minerals, including calcium, potassium & magnesium. Epsom salt is perfect for giving your body a magnesium boost.

We use certified organic oils & butters such as raw coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter and mango butter. These help to seal moisture in to your skin without having to use lotion after your shower or bath. Coconut oil is used in soaps for it’s cleaning properties so it serves as a dual purpose.

Raw clover honey, local to Southern Lancaster County (where we are located), is in a few of our scrubs. Honey is packed full of vitamins, minerals & enzymes that are particularly useful and nourishing for your skin. We use enough honey to reap the benefits but these scrubs do not leave your skin sticky.  


As with all of our products, we use pure therapeutic grade essential oils. These oils are organically grown, harvested and processed. Attention is paid to harvesting at the right time and distillation times precise for essential oil perfection.

Our Hike In the Woods Scrub is our first scrub to have organic flowers in it, Lavender & Rosehips, we are planning more! Flowers we use are always organic, some are grown in our gardens, some are purchased locally.

We do not use any preservatives, they are one of the most toxic ingredients in commercial products. Due to this, the life of our Body Polishing Scrubs depend on using dry hands or a dry utensil to scoop out. Our scrubs come with a bamboo fork or small spoon, depending on size ordered, perfect for scooping.  Allowing water to sit in it will reduce the shelf life drastically. We recommend using our scrubs within 6 months of opening, for maximum benefits from all ingredients. With regular use, every few days, a 9 oz jar of scrub lasts a couple weeks.

Body Polishing Scrubs are for use in the bath or shower.   Apply scrub on body, paying special attention to areas of dry or itchy skin. Our salt & sugar scrubs work wonders for dry foot care!

Essential Sisters Body Polishing Scrubs come in a 9 or 4 oz glass jar, they vary in net wt though as all scrubs weigh a little different based on ingredients. All scrubs have the net weight listed on the label and in their descriptions on Etsy. Different sizes are available for special request. These jars are glass and because we do not use any toxins you can wash them when empty and reuse around the house.

If you have any questions about our Body Polishing Scrubs or any Essential Sisters’ products, please message us.

We’ve achieved several milestones in the past few months. In the past week we have shipped our 100th Etsy order! To celebrate, we would like to do a  give away:

      *1  Sleepy Sheepy Bedtime Balm ss with flowers and wood

      *1- 4 oz scrub of your choice; Hike In the Woods, Wake Me Up Coffee or Mojito

      *2 seasonal fizzers of our choice, these vary in scent and shape

      *1- lip balm of your choice- Lavender Mint, Tea Tree Mint or Citrus

       *1 Lavender Cuticle Crème & Body Lotion

To enter- comment on this blog post

For additional entries:

~Follow our Facebook, Instagram or  Pinterest page(s) or Etsy store. Receive 1 entry for each followed. Leave a comment here that you have done so, or already do! ** This giveaway is not affiliated with any social media sites.  

~All orders placed using the coupon code below will receive 1 additional entry.

Winner will be chosen randomly on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:30 AM. We will post the winner here and on our social media sites listed above.

We are offering 10% off all orders placed between now and Saturday, May 7, 2016. Use code “LetsCelebrate100” on Etsy or mention it if placing an order through message.