Ermegerd! Serrrrrpppp! (OMG, Soap!)
Don’t know if you noticed or not, but last weekend Tim and GiGi and I went to Madison, IN and had a beautiful afternoon.
One of the highlights was a bit of soap shopping at All Good Things Soaps & Such. We were drawn to the place by the bubble machine out front, which captivated our toddler daughter, but then the lures of essential oils drew me within, and I’m SO glad I went down the slippity, slidy rabbit hole-of-goodness that is All Good Things!
Inside the store, you’re immediately struck by the unusual displays of the soaps. Whole bars sit curing on well-designed tables or counters, a simple brown paper table liner explaining the virtues of each soap. Ready-cut/wrapped soaps are available, and small sample slices are unwrapped for one’s sniffing pleasure. Pleasing baskets of lotions, steps of potions, powders, and an assortment of specialty products for men, dogs, and babies are interspersed with ladies’ items. There’s also a wall of teas and some more of my favorite products—Aubrey brand facial care stuff.
And did I mention the lavender lemonade? Yum, what a sweet, refreshing treat on a hot day.
Well, of course I picked up items for the three of us and for the dog: a coffee soap (Scrubbucks) for Tim, Lavender for me (because Tim loves that scent on me and so do I), the balmy baby bar for GiGi, and baby Lavender/Chamomile baby oil for the baby, as well…oh, and doggie spray to keep these dogs from stinking up our soon-to-be-sold house! I didn’t pick up any special soaps for the boys because…c’mon, they’re boys, they really aren’t into that sort of thing.
However, I will say that I found it exceptionally cool that All Good Things makes a soap bar for fishermen that is said to attract fish. There’s also a hunting soap, and beer/honey shampoo bar that is perfect for camping. Man, I miss camping!
I almost forgot to mention the chalkboards. This store was very pleasantly decorated by chalkboards that doubled not only as a canvas for seasonal art, but as an info center for pricing and product info.
It was a great store and I enjoyed speaking with one of the owners, the gentleman behind the counter. A total pleasure.
I returned home and “liked” the FB page, then discovered they were having a contest giveaway…and today I found out I won!!!
So three more bars of awesome soap are on their way!
Whenever we travel or hit an art fair, I end up buying essential oils, soaps, lip balms, lotions…I just love these sorts of things. I also buy them online. It bears saying: All Good Things is some of the nicest I’ve used. A close second is Simple Traditions, but I must say, Simple Traditions has NOTHING on the beauty and elegance of All Good Things’ actual bars. Normally I am not even a bar soap person. I like Simple Traditions for their Whipped Soaps, actually—that’s how I got into trying many of their other products. Now that I’ve tried All Good Things, however, I’m not sure I’ll go back!
Here are some pics:
I wish I had taken some pics of the inside, but it was really so busy, it just wouldn’t have worked. I very happily queued up behind six other people to check out. It just smelled SO good in there, I didn’t mind staying, although Tim was busy chasing GiGi back and forth down the sidewalk outside!
See more photos of this gorgeous store (you’ll wish you had Smell-O-Vision) at their Facebook page.
Here’s a link to the website, so you can order some Good Things, yourself! I recommend it! Matter of fact, I recommended it on my FB before I won the contest, but I’m so jazzed to be getting more Good Things in the mail, I thought I’d share with you, as well!
Ermagerd! Serrrrrrp!!!! :)
These people are artists. So, they make soap, too. Guess what? It’s useful, affordable art. I say “invest” in some!