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Coming Soon – Michigan Market Soaps!

“A little bit of Michigan in every bar.”

Our brand-new Michigan Market soap collection is a celebration of  amazing Michigan-made products. Inspired by the numerous Farmers Markets and small-batch producers of produce, milk, beer, apple cider, cherries and more, every bar contains one or more ingredients that were made or grown right here in the Great Lakes State.  Every bar helps a Michigan farmer, Beekeeper, Brewer or artisan.

Combined with lots of skin-loving natural ingredients, like pure Shea Butter, Olive and coconut oils, these soaps are rich, creamy and eco-friendly. Some are all-natural, made without synthetic colors, fragrances, preservatives, pthalates, sulfates or petroleum.

We are proud to bring you a unique collection of soaps that you can feel good about using.

Pre-ordering in January – Soaps will ship in February.

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Product Changes

You may have noticed some recent changes on MichiganSoap.com. As we get closer to launching our new, upscale soap brand, Places, we are taking The Great Lakes Natural Soap Company back to it’s Michigan-only roots. Our Signature Scents soap line will remain here, while our Luxury Artisan Soap will move to our new web site. Soapmaking classes will stay on MichiganSoap.com. We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this process and are so excited to show you what’s next!

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Spring Fair at the Summit In Canton

On March 12, the Summit in Canton is holding its annual Spring Fair. This event is designed for anyone who is considering taking a class this year. We will be there with samples of the soaps we make in our classes, so you can see exactly what you would be making. I will be there answering questions and I would love to meet you!LavenderTT_700 LarRose700 DSC_0009_01 ROBL3421

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Black Friday – Small Business Saturday – Cyber Monday

We are already getting questions about sales and specials for the upcoming shopping weekend. First of all, I love Thanksgiving, and I’m the cook for my family, so nothing will be live until Black Friday. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones, giving thanks for everything you already have!

Having said that, our specials will begin early on Black Friday and stay in effect until the end of Cyber Monday.

Free Gift with Purchase of $25 or more

We will be dropping a full-size bar of our highly scented natural glycerin soap into each order.ROBL3369

Free U.S. Ground Shipping on orders of $49 or more.

Also, I will be adding soaps that we will not be carrying again next year to our Clearance page for only $5.00 !!

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Thank You Gifts

I’ve spent a lot of time working on improving the user experience on this site this month, and one of the things I clearly see is the lack of customer reviews. So, if you have tried our products, I would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time to leave a short review – one sentence is all it takes! And to show my appreciation, you will receive a coupon code for 20% off your next order, just in time for Holiday shopping.

Thank you!

Sharon

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New Classes at Northville Art House

Cold Process Soap – Swirling Techniques  Saturday September 12 4-6 pm
Pre-requisite: Cold Process I- Soapmaking, or experience making Cold Process soap.
Take your Soap making skills to the next level as you learn to make beautiful swirls. This class
is a hands-on introduction to several different swirling techniques. Safety will be emphasized
and everyone takes home a pound of fresh soap. Handmade soap makes great gifts and can
be tailored to your skin type.
(M)$27; (NM)$30 (Materials fee of 20 is due to the instructor on the first day of class.)
Cold Process I- Soapmaking  Saturday September 26 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Learn to make natural, beautiful and fragrant soap in your own kitchen. This class is a hands-on introduction to the cold process soap making method, and will include discussion of oils, colors, herbs, fragrances, molding, cutting and curing. Safety will be emphasized and everyone takes home a pound of fresh soap. Handmade soap makes great gifts and can be tailored to your skin type.
M)$27; (NM)$30 (Materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor on the day of class.)
Cold Process Soap – Holiday Cupcakes  Saturday October 10 1 – 3 pm
Pre-requisite: Cold Process I- Soapmaking, or experience making Cold Process soap.
Learn to make beautiful, fragrant cupcakes out of cold-process soap. Unique holiday gifts that
are both practical and beautiful. Safety will be emphasized and everyone takes home a pound
of fresh soap. Handmade soap makes great gifts and can be tailored to your skin type.
(M)$27 (NM)$30 (Materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor on the day of class.)
Love Your Lips – Balms, Gloss and Butters
(Ages 10 and Up)
Learn to make your own yummy, natural lip balms, glosses and butters using vegetable oils,
waxes, colors and flavors. Great gifts for family and friends. Easy and fun! Instructor: Sharon
Czekala
Saturday October 24 11:00 – Noon
(M)$27; (NM)$30 (Materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor on the day of class.)
Fizzing Bath Bombs Class
(Ages 8 and Up)
Have fun in the tub with these skin-friendly bubbly treats. We will use natural ingredients and
your choice of colors and fragrances to make these delightful fizzing bath bombs – just like you
can buy at LUSH!
Saturday December 19 1:00 – 2:00
(M)$18; (NM)$20 (Materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor on the day of class.)
To register, contact the Northville Art House at 248-344-0497 or www.NorthvilleArtHouse.org.
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Holiday Closing

After a very busy Spring, we are giving everyone a break for the Fourth of July. We will be closed for business from June 27 through Monday, July 6. When we get back, we will continue to work toward updating, improving and communicating our new brand identity. Hopefully, by the end of the year you are going to see a whole new look, a new company name and some exciting new products. If you are not on our mailing list, sign up now to keep getting the most current updates, our holiday show schedule, coupons and more.

Have a Happy and Safe Summer!

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Fall Class Schedule

New Soapmaking Class Dates for Fall

These classes will be held at the Summit recreation center in Canton, MI, from 6-9 PM.

September 21, 2015, Cold Process 101

September 23, 2015, 2015, Melt & Pour 101

October 19, 2015, Cold Process 201

October 21, 2015, Melt & Pour 201

November 9, 2015, Holiday Cupcakes

November 18, 2015, Holiday Cupcakes

Visit cantonfun.org to register. DSC_0083_463_251