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Ashgrove Soaps

Refreshingly Clean ~ Naturally Good

Located in Western Pennsylvania, Ashgrove Soaps is a home-based family operation. We searched for natural soaps and found that by making our own we had an excellent combination of oils and scents. We make small batches of soap balancing seasonal and year round varieties.

We make a variety of soap types. Most of our soaps are made with 40% imported olive oil and some are made with 100% imported olive oil.  All of our ingredients are restaurant grade assuring a premium product.

We believe in supporting the local economy.  Many of our supplies are from Western Pennsylvanian sources: oils from Pittsburgh Restaurant Depot in Pittsburgh, Goat’s milk from farmers in Sarver, PA, and beeswax from the former President of the Central Western PA Bee Association in Wampum, PA.

We are professionally associated with and are members of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.

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Event Happenings

Our fall and holiday season is in full swing.  Both of our upcoming events are themed for a Colonial time period.

On November 6,7 we are at the Memorial Park Church in Allison Park. A delightful Christmas event with a purpose. With the proceeds from this event, the women’s ministry team donates funds to needy women and their families in our local community.  Many thanks to my hubby who will staff our table on Saturday.

On November 7 & 8 we are at the Harmony Museum Christmas Market dressed in Colonial era clothing with our tripod and soap making cast iron kettle.

From the Harmony Museum website:

Saturday November 8th – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday November 9th – 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt, a Christmas market in the German tradition that has become a major regional attraction, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 – 9th in the heart of Harmony’s National Historic landmark District.

The festival has also become the museum’s prime annual fundraiser while presenting seasonal gift-shopping in a family-fun atmosphere. The thousands of visitors who attend each year find handcrafted and German imports. Artisans and vendors are chosen to participate based on the quality of their offerings; no stereotypical “shopping mall festival” stuff here. Entertainment, food and refreshments also reflect Harmony’s German heritage.

Market hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, free for children younger than six, including all-day access to the market, museum, entertainment and wagon rides.

 

 


Soapmaking Classes

Have you thought about taking a soap making class?  This is an enriching fun learning experience; a great gift idea, or an adventure to enjoy with a friend.  We have a series of three cold-processed soapmaking classes, each one focuses on a unique aspect creating handcrafted soaps.

 If you are looking to host a class for family or friends at your home or church, contact us to hear details and to reserve a date.


What Class is next? 

Look for more information on our website under two tabs Classes, and Festivals and Events. Our web address is AshgroveSoaps.com.

Registration is open for our last class of 2014 which will be on October 26th at the Shaler Library. Call 412-486-0211 to register.  On our class web page, the 2015 classes are listed for February and March. Registration is open for all classes listed.

October 26th – The Art of Cold Processed Soapmaking 101: Introduction to Cold Processed Soapmaking: a hands-on class where you will learn about the history of Colonial soapmaking, how to make cold processed soap with premium oils, and how to label your soaps. Bring home the soap YOU make in class. – age 18 or older, class size 10 students Class 2 – 3 hours

 

We have a wide variety of soaps in stock. Please contact us by email at AshgroveSoaps@gmail.com,  if you have questions about our current selections.

Blessings,
Lori

 

~NEWS~

Best Craft Vendor Award at the Waynesburg, PA ~ Sheep and Fiber Festival   May 17 &18th   2014
Displaying Ashgrove Soaps and Sundries 1.jpg We were voted the Best Craft Vendor at the Waynesburg, PA Sheep and Fiber Festival.
From the Festival Vendor Coordinator, Rose Kendell, “Booths are judged on signage, clear & easy to find pricing, product display, and the ability of the vendor to relate to the public and describe their products or craft. Your booth was judged to be the Best Craft Vendor.”
Many thanks to those at the festival! It was a wonderful venue and we were honored to receive the award.

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Ashgrove Soaps, Sundries,
And Beeswax Ornaments
230 Monks Road, Valencia, PA 16059
(724) 352 3220

AshgroveSoaps@gmailcom           www.AshgroveSoaps.com

 

We are professionally associated with and are members of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.