Author: Sharon

Treasure Cookie Recipe

OFFICIAL STATE COOKIE House Bill 5919 Sponsor:  Rep. Edward Gaffney Committee:  Agriculture and Resource Management Complete to 6-7-04 A SUMMARY OF HOUSE BILL 5919 AS INTRODUCED 5-18-04 The bill would create a new act to designate the Michigan Treasure Cookie as the official state cookie. According to the sponsor’s office, the following is the recipe from Defer Elementary School. Recipe (makes about three dozen cookies) – 1 ¾ cups of all purpose flour – 1/3Continue reading

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, likeContinue reading

Product Changes

You may have noticed some recent changes on 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 We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this process and are so excited toContinue reading

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!

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. FreeContinue reading

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% offContinue reading

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;Continue reading

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 notContinue reading

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