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Where can I buy Lucky Suds products in person you ask? Wonder no more! Many of our handcrafted products are available year round at select stores.

Kaleidoscope Creative Goods – 100 West Main Street, Sugarcreek, OH 44681

The Local Flavors Shoppe – 5 South State Street, Painesville, OH 44077

Cuyahoga County National Park retail store – Trail Mix Peninsula – 1600 West Mill Street, Peninsula, OH 44264

Handmade Treasures – 6879 Southland Drive, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 Please Note: this is a seasonal store

Plum Picks Vintage – 398 West Bagley Rd, Berea, OH 44017

Our products are also available on Market Wagon, an on-line farmer’s market along with my other company “Piece Love Pastry”, if you love handmade bakery. You can find them online at http://www.marketwagon.com

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The benefits of Handmade Soaps & Skincare

Just about everyone at sometime or another has used a bar of soap to clean their hands & body. But did you know, there are differences in commercially made soaps vs handmade soaps?

With the rise of coronavirus, or COVID-19, it is recommended one of the best ways to help keep down the spread of the virus is to wash your hands thoroughly. To thoroughly wash your hands, you want to not only get the main surface of the palms & fingers but you also want to make sure you wash the tops of your hands, in between your fingers, your thumbs, & don’t forget under your nails & nail beds. Because your nails have crevasses & in the case of long finger nails, germs can easily hide under your nails. The COVID-19 virus is encased in a lipid envelope, basically a layer of fat. Soap can break apart that fat and help make the virus unable to infect you. The second thing soap does is make the skin slippery so with enough rubbing, we can pry germs off & rinse them away.

Eventually, all of this hand washing will take a toll on your skin. Commercially made body bars will do the job of keeping you clean but tend to strip away important oils in your skin. This is were it’s important to choose a handmade soap that has been handcrafted to nourish your skin & add important oils back in your hands & body. Small batch soaps are made with this in mind. They are made of a base of natural ingredients rather than a slurry of chemicals made to replicate soap. At Lucky Suds LLC, we handcraft our soaps from our own scratch recipe. All of our handmade soap bases include olive oil & coconut oil. Some are palm free & some are Vegan and they also include Organic Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter, rich almond oil, castor oil, or avocado oil. These natural ingredients are a true friend to your skin as they moisturize while they keep you clean. Commercially made bars have a tendency to strip away those oils that keep your skin soft & moisturized. The more you use a handcrafted soap, the less lotion you will find you need because homemade soaps nourish.

Our handmade soaps come in a variety of styles & scents to please everyone. Try our Handcrafted Blueberry Soap or our Handmade Strawberry Soap that is great for Spring & Summer. Try any of our handmade soaps that have the inclusion of activated charcoal to help achieve clearer skin. Activated Charcoal is a great ingredient to help with acne & blemishes and many of our handcrafted soaps include activated charcoal in the ingredients. Or you may choose soaps that have essential oils which have many benefits for your skin as well. I’ll delve more into essential oils in my next blog, as that can be an entire small book in itself.

Any of the handcrafted soaps you choose will help keep the spread of the coronavirus down with proper hand washing. We hope you choose handmade soaps as part of your hand washing routine. If you have any questions about our products, I am always happy to answer them if you send them to my email at luckysudsllc@gmail.com at this time, I am unable to attend fairs & festivals due to the coronavirus shut-down but would love to hear from you & answer any questions you may have.

Stay safe, be healthy, & keep washing those hands!

Michelle

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Upcoming Shows 2021

2021! Here we come!

March

3/13/21 West Tech Alumni Craft Show – This event will be held at St Mary Magdalene Byzantine Church. Located at 5390 West 220th Street, Fairview Park, OH 44126. Saturday, March 13th, from 9 am – 3 pm

APRIL

4/10-11/21 Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows – Strongsville, OH – This event will be held at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center. Located at 18100 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136. This is a two day event being held Saturday, April 10th from 10 am – 4 pm & Sunday, April 11th from 11 am to 4 pm

4/17/21 Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows – Avon, OH – This event will be held at the Emerald Event Center. Located at 33040 Just Imagine Dr, Avon, OH 44011. Saturday, April 17th, from 10 am – 4 pm

4/24/21 Vermilion Chocolate & Wine walk – Vermilion, OH. This event will be held in downtown Vermilion, Ohio

MAY

5/8/21 Bark in the Park – CANCELLED

5/15-16/21 Delaware Arts Festival – CANCELLED

5/19/21 CLE-Market Berea 4 pm – 8 pm Held at Coe Lake, located on S Rocky River Dr, Berea, OH, behind the Berea Municipal Court

5/22/21 Ohio Artisan Collective – Aurora Farms – Bakery items only with Piece Love Pastry. Held at Aurora Farms, 549 S. Chillicothe Rd, Aurora, OH, 10 am – 4 pm

5/29/21 Mohican Arts & Crafts Festival – Held in downtown Mohican from 10 am – 4 pm

JUNE

6/5/21 Peninsula Flea, Held at Heritage Farms, 6050 Riverview Rd, Peninsula, OH, from 10 am – 4 pm

6/6/21 Chardon Flea Market, 101 Water St, Chardon, OH from 9 am – 4 pm

6/16/21 CLE-Market Berea 4 pm – 8 pm – Held at Coe Lake, located on S. Rocky River Dr, Berea, OH behind the Berea Municipal Court

6/26/21 Ohio Artisan Collective Aurora Farms – Bakery items only with Piece Love Pastry. Held at Aurora Farms, 549 S. Chillicothe Rd, Aurora, OH, 10 am – 4 pm

6/27/21 Mill St Maker’s Market, Mill St, Medina, OH. 11 am – 4 pm

JULY

7/10/21 Art on the Hill – Mantua, OH

7/24-25/21 Solon Home Days, 6679 Som Center Rd, Solon, OH. Saturday 12 pm – 10 pm & Sunday 1 pm – 9 pm

AUGUST

8/7/21 Avant-Garde Shop & Rock Crocker Park

8/8/21 An Affair on the Square – Medina

8/15/21 Mill St Maker’s Market, Mill St, Medina, OH. 11 am – 4 pm

8/21/21 Maize Valley Heart & Home Marketplace 10 am – 4 pm

8/28/21 Ohio Artisan Collective – Aurora Farms

SEPTEMBER

9/11-12/21 Crafts in the Park – Ashtabula, OH

OCTOBER

10/2/21 Twisted Wilder Fest

10/9-10/21 Sauerkraut Festival

10/17/21 Mill St Maker’s Market. Mill St, Medina, OH. 11 am – 4 pm

10/23/21 Vermilion Chocolate & Wine Walk

NOVEMBER

11/6/21 Avant-Garde – Fairlawn, OH

11/20 & 21/21 Avant-Garde – Strongsville, OH. This event will be held at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center. Located at 18100 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136. This is a two day event being held Saturday, Nov 20, from 10 am – 4 pm & Sunday, Nov 21, from 11 am to 4 pm

DECEMBER

12/11/21 Avant-Garde – Solon Holiday Market

12/18/21 Avant-Garde – Avon. This event will be held at the Emerald Event Center. Located at 33040 Just Imagine Dr, Avon, OH 44011. from 10 am – 4 pm