M. Snyder Specialty Soaps

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps Fine, handmade cold process soap. Visit my website http://msnyderspecialtysoaps.weebly.com Hand crafted artisan soap made using a natural approach to good skin care, with simple ingredients that have proven over time to benefit the skin.

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Soap #2 of The Wizard series is named "Wisdom". This blue beauty contains a natural ingredient for exfoliation of dead s...
05/21/2018

Soap #2 of The Wizard series is named "Wisdom". This blue beauty contains a natural ingredient for exfoliation of dead skin cells and is scented with the fragrance previously used in "Roar" and "Maibock". Can you guess which Harry Potter house was the inspiration for this soap? I'll give you a hint . . . there's a black bird involved.

Sneak peek. Stay tuned for more info on Soap #2 of The Wizard series.
05/18/2018

Sneak peek.
Stay tuned for more info on Soap #2 of The Wizard series.

Soap #1 in The Wizard series. "Ambition" cold process soap, with activated charcoal, is inspired by the books and movies...
05/17/2018

Soap #1 in The Wizard series. "Ambition" cold process soap, with activated charcoal, is inspired by the books and movies of Harry Potter. This soap is scented with a mint blend and is colored after one of the Houses in the stories. Can you guess which one?

Here's a favorite summer-time soap, Cool Breeze. A frosty blend of essential oils brings an arctic blast to your skin. T...
05/08/2018

Here's a favorite summer-time soap, Cool Breeze. A frosty blend of essential oils brings an arctic blast to your skin. The soapy equivalent of a snow ball fight!
**This soap contains peppermint oil, which can cause a cooling affect on the skin. Sensitivity to this varies by individual.

Avocado Citrus cold process soap. This bar is packed full of goodies! Carrot water, avocado puree and avocado oil (along...
05/07/2018

Avocado Citrus cold process soap. This bar is packed full of goodies! Carrot water, avocado puree and avocado oil (along with other fine oils) paired with lemongrass essential oil to bring you a cleansing experience like no other. This is a fun soap inspired by a friend of mine after I commented that I'd been putting avocado puree in my personal soaps for a while. She thought an Avocado Citrus Toast soap would be awesome. She was right!!

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps's cover photo
05/07/2018

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps's cover photo

05/07/2018
Original Zin luxury soap, made with pink Zinfandel wine and scented with a lively ginger fragrance. A friend of mine pro...
05/06/2018

Original Zin luxury soap, made with pink Zinfandel wine and scented with a lively ginger fragrance. A friend of mine provided the wine, the idea behind this creation, and the cool name. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Hello Beautiful! I have sure missed you and I'm happy to be back and sharing some lovely soaps with you. This sweetly sw...
05/05/2018

Hello Beautiful! I have sure missed you and I'm happy to be back and sharing some lovely soaps with you. This sweetly swirled soap is Mango Tea. Stuffed full of goodies that your skin will love and with a scent that your nose will love.

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps's cover photo
06/11/2017

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps's cover photo

Stout's Headspinner exfoliating cold process soap is made with a dark, stout beer and scented with a masculine black pep...
06/10/2017

Stout's Headspinner exfoliating cold process soap is made with a dark, stout beer and scented with a masculine black pepper fragrance that's a tried and true favorite in my beer soap offerings. This Limited Edition soap is fully cured and available for purchase now.

Wow! Cool Breeze cold process soap sold out quickly this year.  This "chilly" soap was originally created after a quilte...
06/10/2017

Wow! Cool Breeze cold process soap sold out quickly this year. This "chilly" soap was originally created after a quilter friend on mine requested a soap with a certain blend of essential oils. My beautiful friend Sarah, of Sariditty, and I discussed what she was looking for and Cool Breeze was born. I only make this soap once a year, so it's available during the heat of summer. The peppermint essential oil brings a chilling effect to the skin while bathing, which is so nice this time of the year.

Timeline Photos
12/22/2016

Timeline Photos

01/09/2016

I hope every one of you beautiful people had a marvelous holiday!
We sure did and I'm really excited for this new year. I made some test bars last fall and have been trying them out for consideration as new additions to my offerings. These new soaps are absolutely LOADED with goodies that give a luxurious feel during use and leave you feeling like royalty.
Avocado fruit, hemp, nettle leaf, and milks are high on the list of special additives for upcoming soaps. Can I get more in there? How about some mango butter? Mmmmmmm

11/08/2015

"We will sell no wine before its time." Some of us remember Orson Welles making that statement for the Paul Masson wine commercials. There is a reason wine should age before it is enjoyed. That goes for cold process soap, as well.
"Best if used after . . . (insert date)."
Why do we see those words on some labels of handmade soap? Will the soap harm me if I use it BEFORE the "after" date?
Shouldn't this soap be ready for use when I buy it?
Will M. Snyder Specialty Soaps ever use those words on a label?
Those words are on that label because the soaper recognizes that their soap is not fully cured, either the normal 4 to 6 weeks or some other period of time the soaper feels it would take to fully cure their soap, and they want to sell it anyway. To you.
The soap technically should not harm you if you use it before the "after" date. However, it will dry out your skin, make you itch, and you will wish you had never given that soaper your hard earned money. A soap will not represent everything it can be when it is not fully cured. A customer new to handcrafted soap will hate it and never buy this kind of soap again. This practice can cause harm to other soapers in lost future sales.
Shouldn't this soap be ready for use when I buy it? Yes, it should. Soapers should be prepared for their craft fairs and holiday seasons. They are not big surprises in our lives. Holidays are very predictable since they are on the calendar the same time each year. However, selling at fairs can be unpredictable and a soaper may sell out at their first show and then rush to make enough product for their future shows. Resulting in the "use after" blurb stuck on the label.
Will M. Snyder sell soap before its time? NO!
I consider this irresponsible marketing. People don't always read labels or follow those instructions. The burden of providing fully cured soap is on the soaper and they can not deny accountability just because they put a little date on the label (that no one is going to read anyway).
Rest assured, soap you receive from me will be cured a minimum of four weeks, but most of the time longer. I will not compromise your experience with my soap because I'm in a rush to sell.
I know it's hard to be patient sometimes, but it's worth the wait and I have enough patience for both of us.
A three week old soap is nothing compared to a four week old soap.
NOTE: Some soapers do pre-sales and the select customers are aware that they will need to finish the cure on the soap. I do not think this should be a practice used with the general public.

Apricot Wheat and Red Mo beer soaps in the curing room.  These lovely cold process soaps rest in the curing room for a m...
10/25/2015

Apricot Wheat and Red Mo beer soaps in the curing room.
These lovely cold process soaps rest in the curing room for a minimum of four weeks before they are packaged and delivered to Otto's Pub and Brewery.

"Amber" luxury cold process soap.  Bronze and gold shimmers are swirled in this sexy winter soap.  Deep and mysterious, ...
10/07/2015

"Amber" luxury cold process soap. Bronze and gold shimmers are swirled in this sexy winter soap. Deep and mysterious, this scent will get some fires lit.

Is it Sparkle Time yet?
10/04/2015

Is it Sparkle Time yet?

Happy October from your friends here at M. Snyder Specialty Soaps, including our black cat Bagheera.
10/01/2015

Happy October from your friends here at M. Snyder Specialty Soaps, including our black cat Bagheera.

Winter Apple luxury soap is curing now and will be ready in four weeks.  This is scented with tart, green apple with a k...
09/27/2015

Winter Apple luxury soap is curing now and will be ready in four weeks. This is scented with tart, green apple with a kiss of spearmint. Perfect for holiday gift giving.

Timeline Photos
09/27/2015

Timeline Photos

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps's cover photo
09/25/2015

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps's cover photo

Lovely White Tea & Ginger luxury soap.
09/20/2015

Lovely White Tea & Ginger luxury soap.

Otto's Pub and Brewery
09/02/2015

Otto's Pub and Brewery

New soap scents from M. Snyder Specialty Soaps are now in stock! Root Beer, Spruce Creek Lager and Keewaydin Cider! Also available: Mt. Nittany Pale Ale, Apricot Wheat and Double D IPA. Stop in our Gift Shop for these and other great items from Otto's!

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps's cover photo
08/18/2015

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps's cover photo

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps
08/16/2015

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps

Pear season is almost here!  I love this pear scented soap for this time of year.  This luxe bar is made with hemp oil a...
08/16/2015

Pear season is almost here! I love this pear scented soap for this time of year. This luxe bar is made with hemp oil and nettle leaf powder. Such lovely goodies for your skin! Available September 1.

Cool Breeze is back for the summer.  A blend of cooling essential oils will help put a little "chill" in your shower.  (...
08/16/2015

Cool Breeze is back for the summer. A blend of cooling essential oils will help put a little "chill" in your shower. (This soap contains peppermint essential oil and should not be used by children under the age of 15 or by those with a sensitivity to this oil. Avoid use around mucus membranes.)

Need some lime light in your life?  Here's some soap scented with a brisk blend of Lime and Tea Tree essential oils.  To...
07/28/2015

Need some lime light in your life? Here's some soap scented with a brisk blend of Lime and Tea Tree essential oils. Topped with black jojoba beads for a bit of light exfoliant. This will be fully cured in about three weeks. This soap will be awesome for a morning shower, to help wake you up and get you going for that busy day at work.

Here's some fun, happy soap that I love to share with you all on this awesome Friday evening.  The sun is shinning here ...
07/24/2015

Here's some fun, happy soap that I love to share with you all on this awesome Friday evening. The sun is shinning here after months of rain and I'm feeling totally sunny myself. This is Ginger Ale scented cold process soap and it will be available in a few weeks.

Here's a little yummy for your skin (and nose)!  Black Raspberry soap, made with olive oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, a...
07/19/2015

Here's a little yummy for your skin (and nose)! Black Raspberry soap, made with olive oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, avocado oil, and safflower oil. Decked out with sparkly black skin-safe glitter for an edgy, fun look.

Fairy Tale is a fun, flirty, slightly sweet fragrance in colors to match. A perfect summer fragrance!  Available in four...
07/07/2015

Fairy Tale is a fun, flirty, slightly sweet fragrance in colors to match. A perfect summer fragrance! Available in four weeks.

Need a little blue sparkly with flowers on top?  Here's a pretty little soap that packs a big punch in pampering skin ca...
07/06/2015

Need a little blue sparkly with flowers on top?
Here's a pretty little soap that packs a big punch in pampering skin care along with a beautiful fragrance. Get dirty. Get clean. It's OK, we all like to play on the weekends.
(This soap isn't any smaller than my other soaps, that's just some cute marketing speak there, folks. It's wonderful soap, does smell good and it has some blue, so there's truth in advertising.)
Aren't those flowers on top totally adorable? They come from Mad Oils, a supplier who I now have a girl-crush on because their stuff is so awesome.
This soap will be ready in four weeks.

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps's cover photo
06/24/2015

M. Snyder Specialty Soaps's cover photo

I'm really excited to share this bold, new fragrance with you.  It's herbal, but with some kick.  Available in about thr...
06/20/2015

I'm really excited to share this bold, new fragrance with you.
It's herbal, but with some kick. Available in about three weeks.

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