Wildflower Honey-Oat Handmade Soap

A new handmade soap:  Wildflower Honey-Oat

Honey lovers take note: Our newest soap is rich with quality oils and butters, designed to clean gently and moisturize your skin.  But what’s really exciting is the addition of exfoliating oatmeal and a sweet new Wildflower Honey fragrance!

wildflower honey oat

If you love the scent of sweet, rich honey drizzled over biscuits -you are sure to love this soap.   The scent is the most authentic honey we’ve ever smelled, a truly sweet bathtime treat.

This soap will be available in our Lebanon, IL shop in late June, 2015.

Stay tuned for more amazing products in this fragrance…coming soon!

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Handmade Soap Spotlight: Black Raspberry-Vanilla

Black Raspberry-Vanilla Handmade Soap

“Black Raspberry, dark plum and vanilla” -simply yummy in a handmade soap, for sure!

black raspberry vanillaOur version is a soap that’s handmade with olive, coconut, sustainable organic palm and avocado oils.

We’ve added organic shea butter to make this soap extra-moisturizing to keep your skin soft and smooth this summer.

This soap will be available after June 15th, in our Lebanon, IL soap shop (located just 20 min. from downtown St. Louis, MO.)

Large bars weigh approx. 5.5 oz.


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Natural Soap Blog re-boot!

A Soap Blog re-boot?  Yep, it’s true! The Heirloom Soapworks/Frillman’s Beard & Body blog is BACK!

After quite a hiatus from regular blogging,  I’m happy to announce that I am planning to re-direct my efforts back here: to my Heirloom Soapworks/Frillman’s Beard & Body blog.soap room take 2

The main reason for the blog re-boot is that Facebook has decided that folks who “like” business pages really don’t….like the page, that is.   I don’t know about you, but when I “like” a page, it’s because I truly LIKE the business, and WANT to read their posts, hear about special offers, etc.

Facebook will only let a business promote to their page’s fan base if the business PAYS Facebook to do so.

This really ticks me off.  I want to keep product prices as low as possible, and paying Faceboook doesn’t help keep prices down.

Sooooo, it’s back to blogging for me.  By following my blog, fans of Heirloom Soapworks’ AND Frillman’s Beard & Body  can see all that’s new & exciting,  and never, EVER miss out on products or promotions again!

So what IS new, you ask?  Well, we have a new batch of soap (a customer favorite last year) that I think you may want to know about:  Caribbean Smoothie.

Caribbean Smoothie is described as “Tropical mixture of raspberries, juicy ripe peaches, sweet strawberries, cherries, mandarin oranges, grapefruit & a splash of pineapple…” -Yowza!

Of course, a really amazing handmade soap takes more than just  fabulous fragrance.  Our Caribbean Smoothie soap is made with olive, coconut and sustainable organic palm oil;  enriched with avocado oil and organic shea butter to clean gently and leave skin silky smooth.   Each jumbo bar is over 6 oz. when cut, and cures to approx 5.5 oz.

Available at our Lebanon, IL soap shop: 111 W. St. Louis Street

We are also happy to mail soap right to your door!  Call us at Tiadaghton House to order: (618)808-0311.




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Homemade Laundry Soap {Borax FREE}

Making Homemade Laundry Detergent is Quick & Easy!

More and more people are concerned about the chemicals and excessive, sylaundry todaynthetic fragrances in today’s commercial laundry detergents.

One alternative to using commercial detergents is to make your own. (Please don’t panic or give up here….you can do this!)  Yep, you can be on your way to being a true “Crunchy” if you like, but if that’s not “you”, you can still handle this.  The recipe I am about to share with you is

1. Quick (we all have a lot to do, and little time to do it in. Basically you assemble ingredients and blend them…no cooking required!)

2. Simple (This recipe is made with ingredients that are easy-to-get; I even include links  to make it easy for you to find them!)

3. Economical (costs approximately 50% less than commercial brands)

4.  Empowering (huh?  Yep, you’ll feel great knowing exactly what’s in your detergent and that you made it yourself!)

5.  Effective Cleans just as well or better than commercial brands!

6. Healthy No harsh chemicals, no perfumes, and it’s Borax Free!

So here it is!


1/2 Cup baking soda

1/2 Cup citric acid (see link below to order with FREE SHIPPING)

1 Cup washing soda (found in laundry isle at grocery stores)

1/4 Cup sea salt

1 Bar of Laundry Lye soap (available in our online shop -do NOT use lye soap meant for “body soap” use as it contains too much extra oil and can build up over time!)

Optional:  0.20 oz. essential oil (I like lavender, peppermint & lemon best.)


1.Grate the bar of soap finely (using the grating attachment on a processor is typically quickest and easiest)

2. Add the other ingredients and blend well (I use my food processor here, too)

3. Store in a well-marked, airtight container.

Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load, depending on how dirty the clothes are.

See how simple and FUN it is to so it yourself? :)

Stay tuned for DIY dishwasher detergent! :)






Citric acid:  http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/ProductFilter.aspx?FBK=Citric+Acid+Powder&x=27&y=8

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Frillman’s Beard Oil, St. Louis, MO (metro east)

Frillman’s Beard Oil & Handmade Grooming Products for Men:


What is “Frillman’s Beard & Body“, anyway?

cedarwood man soap

Good question!  Frillman’s Beard & Body is a division of Heirloom Soapworks.   We design products especially for men and their unique grooming needs.  Beard Care, Face Care, Shaving, as well as Man Soaps that provide the 3-in-One functionality that men love.

We use natural ingredients that are known to appeal to men.  You’ll love the Essential Oils that lend fresh “manly” scents without being “perfumey” or overpowering. Essential Oils also tend to be gentler on you skin than “fragrance” or “parfum”.   Moisturizing oils and tropical butters will keep your skin healthy and comfortable.   Our closely guarded soap formulas contain all the good stuff, without any of the “bad”….after all, this is the health of your skin we’re talking about!

Why is “natural” important?

aluminum-free deodorant

It is now common knowledge that what goes on your skin is absorbed into your body. (Think of nicotine patches, for instance.)

Experts are also learning that many “common” chemicals used in bath and body products are not as safe as was once thought.   You may have heard concerns about certain ingredients (parabens, SLS, aluminum, and propylene glycol.)  We at Frillman’s believe you and your skin deserve better!

Read the ingredient list of your body wash, soap, deodorant, aftershave, etc..  You may see several chemicals that are now considered “problematic” by leading health organizations.

Our soaps, balms, beard products, etc. contain the most natural, healthful ingredients available.  Things like olive oil, shea butter, avocado oil, pumpkin seed oil, argan oil, etc.

We firmly believe that it makes sense to use products that are pure and natural, -for every member of your family.  You deserve healthy, comfortable skin, and we are committed to helping you achieve it!

What’s so great about “handmade”?

At Heirloom Soapworks/Frillman’s Beard & Body we’re all about quality control!  Everything we make is handmade in small batches.  Our products are made by our owners and they are passionate about quality! That means you get the best quality possible, as well as a 100% satisfaction guarantee on each and every product!

Soap Workbench

Which would you rather use?  A product that was lovingly formulated and created by someone who cares, or a mass-produced, cookie-cutter item?  Our soaps are handmade in small batches of 21 bars, at the studio workbench you see above.

Our beard oils are hand-blended here too, one (1 oz.) bottle at a time. This ensures that we get just the right amount of each oil in every bottle, and you reap the benefits.

Our balms and lotions are made in 8-bottle batches.  Again, this ensures the best results for you, and the most consistent results for you skin.

All this is done either in our soap studio (workbench pictured above) or our Lebanon retail shop.  Most products are made by our owner, Rebecca Frillman Rippelmeyer, although her bearded husband Brian Rippelmeyer has been known to help out too. (not only in the studio, but as a willing “guinea pig” for our products!)

We hope you will give our products a try -your skin/beard/body will thank you! :)

Call toll-free with questions: 1-855-SOAP-4-ME or email becky@heirloomsoapworks.com




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