Send some sunshine to your loved ones!

Send some sunshine to your loved ones!

We all know that receiving a handwritten card feels a million times more special than receiving instant digital communication like texts, emails or Facebook messages.
September 17, 2018 by Jennifer Frech
The last soaps I'll ever make at home

These are the last soaps I will ever make and it's all because of you!

No, we’re not going out of business. Quite the opposite.
September 11, 2018 by Jennifer Frech
Join the Soapy Gnome Team!

Seeking a warm, friendly person for a retail sales position

If you love to help people and to keep systems flowing smoothly, keep reading! We have a part-time retail sales position available.
July 29, 2018 by Jennifer Frech
gnome magnet craft

Little Gnomies Day 2018

Are your kids bored and climbing up the walls?

Bring them to Little Gnomies Day Open House at Soapy Gnome this Monday, July 30 from 10am- 1pm for crafts and bubbles.

July 27, 2018 by Jennifer Frech
Soaps for a Great Cause

Soaps for a Great Cause

At Soapy Gnome, we support several community organizations: ADEC, Goshen Schools Music and Theatre programs, Center for Healing and Hope, and the Window with in-kind donations. During the month of April, we will be doubling our donation to ADEC in honor of artist Che Hines that designed our Lilac soap label.
April 02, 2018 by Jennifer Frech
Three Reasons Soapy Gnome is Palm-Free

Three Reasons Soapy Gnome is Palm-Free

Soapy Gnome has never used palm oil in our soaps.

Palm oil is used in many foods, soaps, and body care products. In soap, palm oil makes a nice hard bar and helps create a stable lather. In many soap formulas, it makes up as much as 50% of the ingredients. It’s also a relatively inexpensive oil which makes it even more appealing.


March 12, 2018 by Jennifer Frech
Making Loose Leaf Tea Is a Snap!

Making Loose Leaf Tea Is a Snap!

When it’s cold and snowy, nothing is cozier than making tea and enjoying some reading. The ritual of steeping and preparing tea, then wrapping your mitts around your mug sets a cozy mood.

Kaitlin shows us how to make the perfect cup of tea.

February 14, 2018 by Kaitlin Hart
#Grit of Goshen

#Grit of Goshen

I get what makes a pretty Instagram feed: pretty pictures, happy people, colors that pop. As an entrepreneur, I am also fully aware that what we see in these feeds is only a few brief, well-cropped moments. This is also true for most of what we see on Facebook.

Most behind-the-scenes moments are made of dirt, grit, hard work, sweat, tears, failure, and sometimes even blood!

January 29, 2018 by Jennifer Frech
Let's Get Cozy!

Let's Get Cozy!

In the handmade body care industry, many of us got into the business because we were looking for a more natural product. Most makers also really enjoy the process.

When trying to figure out what sets Soapy Gnome apart from other businesses, I really struggled. My customers could see a difference in my product. But, I was having a hard time seeing what that difference is and expressing it in actual words.

January 22, 2018 by Jennifer Frech
Tags: branding cozy
We've been featured in the Elkhart Truth

We've been featured in the Elkhart Truth

On Sunday, our founder, Jenny Frech, was featured in the Women in Business column in the Elkhart Truth. If you have ever wondered what the journey has been like for Jenny these last five years, this article gives some insight.

Read the article in the Elkhart Truth here.

 

January 15, 2018 by Jennifer Frech