No matter how your Thanksgiving holiday looks this year, we sincerely wish you a heart full of gratitude amidst the craziness of this time. The science behind how gratitude affects our bodies, minds, and souls is fascinating. If you're interested in learning more about the benefits of gratitude, here's an article from Positive Psychology that explains the neuroscience of gratitude and how it affects anxiety and grief.
Granville Thanksgiving Market
Join us for a special Outdoor Granville Farmer's Market at Raccoon Valley Park on the Saturday morning before Thanksgiving, November 21st! Get all your fresh Thanksgiving produce and gifts while supporting local farmers and makers. We are also participating in the Granville Indoors Farmers Market this season at 115 W. Broadway most Saturdays until early February. We appreciate all the local support. Thank you! If you are interested in other local places that carry Martha's products, we always update that info for you at the end of each newsletter, under the "shop local" circle graphic. If you aren't signed up for our monthly newsletter, you can find the sign up on our home page.
All the best,
Ben and Polly Gorringe
Do you sell a shampoo bar? We get this question from time to time, and the short answer is yes, we do.
This is one reason our Castile bar soap is so unique. Our castile bar soap can also be used as a shampoo bar. Simply rub the bar over your wet hair to release the foaming lather. Then wash as usual. Our bars are hand-crafted with a combination of high-quality organic oils – coconut oil, olive oil, and castor oil. This exclusive blend ensures a gentle yet effective cleanser which lathers beautifully, and is great for both skin and hair!
Over the summer and fall, our supply of bar soap had dwindled quite a bit. We've been working on making more batches of soap to replenish our supply. We make the soap and then pour it into lined wooden molds to make the "loaves" of soap (pictured above). Each loaf is cut into seven bars of soap and then allowed time to cure before wrapping and labeling. For best results, store your bar in a dry environment and allow the bar to dry between uses, whether you're using it for a shampoo or for your skin. You can find our selection of bar soaps here.
Why Use a Shampoo Bar?
There are several reasons many enjoy using a shampoo bar instead of liquid shampoo. Here are a few.
Are there drawbacks to using a shampoo bar?
Thanks to a kind customer's special request, we now have an e-gift card available on our website! Surprise someone special with a Gift Card! Gift Cards are delivered to the recipient by email and include instructions on how to redeem them at checkout. Our Gift Cards have no additional processing fees and never expire. The Gift Card will be emailed to the recipient when your order is placed. To learn more about gift cards, click here.
If you do not want the gift card emailed to the recipient when your order is placed, use your email address instead of the recipient's email address when you are entering the required fields. That way the gift card information will be sent to your email address. Then you can forward it at a later time to the recipient or you can print a hard copy of the gift certificate so you have a physical copy to give to the recipient.
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