Project F.A.R.M. WELCOME!

Big WELCOME to another Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made) business, Heather’s Handmade Soap of Lookingglass, Oregon.

Heather Coffel (Sister #5853) says:

“Heather’s Handmade Soap started from a desire to help my daughter’s dry skin problems. Once I started selling my soaps, I discovered that this is actually a big problem with children’s more sensitive skin and in many older adults as well. Most store-bought soaps remove the natural glycerin, which provides moisture, but also allows the bar to “melt” faster. In some cases, detergents are again added to harden the bars. The removal of natural glycerin and addition of unnatural detergents severely dries out the skin.

For me, making soap is a wonderful artistic medium. Each batch of soap is unique not only in fragrance, but also colors and ingredients. I also make a fragrance-free soap. All of my soaps have the same base ingredients: Water or Goat’s Milk; Lye (Sodium Hydroxide); Fats; Colors; and Fragrances or Essential Oils. Fats range from Olive, Palm, Coconut, and Canola Oils to Shea, Mango, and Cocoa Butters to Palm Kernel Flakes.”

To find out more, visit Heather on Facebook.







  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Ohh, Heather, these bars of soap look like little pieces of art! If a person is not on Facebook, is there an alternative way to order from you?

    Mary Jane, I have always admired the entire Project F.A.R.M concept and program. From the first time I read all about it in your first book and on your site, I loved how it helped people move their craft forward in becoming an entrepreneur and possibly self supporting. Opportunities for endorsement are hard to come by and this program lifts talented people upward when they are getting started. I love it!

  2. Heather Sandoval says:

    I also am named Heather and also make soaps, though not to sell. We have an out of state reunion coming up and I am making a series of 5 soaps based on areas of California and their respective scents. Just made my ocean scent soap over the weekend, and it turned out lovely! It is truly fascinating to see the process. I do not have the patience to wait the 6 weeks or so for cold-process soap, so I do a modified oven-process soap. That way, if one wanted to use it the next day they could. It always is better to let it sit for a bit though. It is hard to do for me-I want to try them all out!

    • Heather Coffel says:

      Yes the waiting is hard, but I really enjoy how the scent make my house smell during the waiting period. I hope you soaps are a hit at your reunion.

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