To get the 'gritty' into 'Nitty Gritty Bare Bars', Kathleen turned to shredded loofah and loved it so much she's now growing her own loofah to shred into future batches. These are fantastic bars of soap for the gardener or mechanic in your life! 'Tea Tree Essential Oil' doubles the goodness with it's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities, which provide a great assist in getting rid of acne too!
2016 will see essential oils added to the Loofah Line! Thanks for your feedback!
Swan Haven Soaps are hand-crafted in a renovated ‘Brooder House’ on Skillman Lane in what remains of Krout’s Pheasant Farm.
It's a lovely setting 5 miles out of town.
In the 1940 - 50's Petaluma was known as “The Egg Capital of the World”. "Historic" Skillman Lane had more independent egg producers on it than any other single road in the world. In 2005, Kathy began hand-crafting a variety of soap scents and shapes, which were given as gifts to her family and friends. In 2010 a business sprung from a hobby. And, the rest as they say is 'Her-Story'...
Brooder House #2
'Activated Charcoal/AC Soaps' benefit your skin due to their absorption powers by drawing out oil, dirt and other harmful substances out from within clogged pores to the surface of the skin. This can help you to achieve a flawless complexion. Lather up and let it sit for a while on your face. Then rinse it away with clean water and your skin will feel smooth, refreshed and free of impurities. 'Ol' Smokey' is an unscented 'Bare Bar'.
'Black Beauty' is scented with Gardenia.
Cinder Loofah has Tea Tree essential oil, shredded loofah and AC. With it's anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, this makes an excellent cleansing bar.
2017 - 4th AC soap: Ebony Scrub,
Unscented, AC w/blended oatmeal.
Fire-fighters, restaurant workers and livestock farmers tell us that smoke, grease and manure smells have been removed from their hair and skin after using our 'Activated Charcoal/AC Soaps'. Please let us know what you've experienced, too!
Swan Haven's custom 'Beer Soap' has been an exciting venture since October 2013. Lagunitas Brewing Company is ordering Beer Soap for both their Petaluma and Chicago Breweries. To date a few local craft breweries have ordered hand-crafted soap made from a selection of their finest brews and grains.
Goat Milk Soap ~ Swan Haven has enjoyed making custom soap for Achadinha Cheese Company since June 2014! Goat Milk contains over 50 nutrients, including vitamins A,C, B1, B6, B12 and E that nourish and revitalize dehydrated skin. It's a natural moisturizer!
People have used goat milk for centuries to improve skin and enhance beauty. The ancient Egyptians considered a milk bath the ultimate in luxurious living, it has been noted that Cleopatra bathed regularly in pure milk.