About Tindall's Tavern HCG

My name is Rachel Tindall and I am Owner of Tindall's Tavern Handcrafted Goods.  I started making soap about 15 years ago when I had a lot of spare time.  Life got busy so I stopped making it.  I missed this hobby so I started back up again about seven years ago.  I haven't bought a bar of soap from the store since!  I love the creamy lather that you get from homemade bars plus there are no harsh chemicals.   When I started back up again, I was only giving away my soap to friends and family.   I had the opportunity to start selling my products and I couldn't be happier!  I have always liked experimenting in the kitchen with food recipes so I really enjoy coming up with different soap recipes and other body care recipes.   The possibilities are endless!

I am a mom to three beautiful girls (ages 14, 11, and 6) and have been married to my husband Brett for 14 years.  I quit my full time job as a Billing Specialist in June of 2013.  I wanted to be able to spend time with my family, especially because my children were young at the time.  Now that I am not employed full time outside of the home, I am able to make all of these wonderful products.  It is nice to be able to do something that I really enjoy instead of sitting at a desk all day long!

My soap batches are made from scratch in 2-5 pound batches using the cold process method, poured into molds, hand cut, and cured for at least four weeks.  Ingredients can and will vary from batch to batch.  Due to the handmade nature of these product, irregularities can occur. I went from just making soap and wax melts to offering various body care items such as body butters, salves, beard oil and more! You can find my products in a couple of places including Creative Wellness in East Lansing and Mr Miller's Art Emporium in Douglas, MI.

You can visit me at various craft shows or message me to set up a personal appointment.

Cold Process soap is made by mixing fatty acids and sodium hydroxide (oil & lye) which then triggers the saponification process. Saponification is the chemical reaction that occurs when an oil or fat is mixed with lye.  The cold process method is my favorite method because you are always in complete control of what goes into your soap.  You create it from scratch and it mixes science with art for an awesome crafting experience!

If you have never tried handmade soap or body care products, you are in for a treat!  You will never go back to grocery store soaps or beauty products again! I love that I can control what goes into my products and that there aren't any harsh chemicals. 

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