Ramblings Of A Soap Maker

The Holidaze is here! November 14 2016, 3 Comments

HOLIDAZE is your discount code through December
BLACKFRIDAY2016 in your discount code the day after Thanksgiving through Monday

I have had a hard time blogging through these elections! A wise one explained I should never discuss politics as it would hurt my business. lol  I'm not wise. I'm a Woman, a Mother, I am Native American, I have best of friends and family from every race there is. My boys are half Black... and I love the gays! I love love love and I have a dream of a President who loves the world as much as I do. Some of my friends call me a flaming Liberal. ha! and most of the friends who call me that are the most conservative Republicans I know, and they giggle while they say that and hug me... I have a really good life! and boy do I love to vote but this year was the wildest ride I've ever seen.

I just keep praying and supporting Standing Rock. Please call Barrack Obama and ask him to stop the pipeline from going through sacred land to the Standing Rock Sioux. Also tell him you would appreciate clean water going through your land as it is sacred too! We are donating weekly to Standing Rock ~ Thank you for supporting our cause!

Our Feliz Navidad is flying off the shelf, we have made over 200 products in the past 2 weeks. It is a rich Vanilla Bean with a twist of Navidad. The scent makes me feel good, and it must be the feel good scent for many.  

I'm not gonna lie, I get excited to take a shower this time of year just because of Cookies For Santa... that stuff turns me into a big ol happy kid again!


Our Iced Pine candles are so delicious! I am burning one now, I don't think I'm going to need a Christmas Tree... it smells so real, we may just put our gifts around a candle! lol No but really, it's good!

I have great hope for all people ~ I pray for a holiday season that inspires us to love and forgive one another and to have the realization that it's not anything that makes this world go round but living a life of integrity, love, prayer and supporting one another. and WATER IS LIFE! It is the season for miracles ~ I believe we can still get them ~ So, make bridges and extend your hand to all people. Let's make America great for the first time, it's up to us, the majority. and please, if you see a bully, speak up, find your voice, stop them in their tracks, let's PROTECT and SUPPORT one another. Surely, we have evolved enough to at the very least do that. Right? 

Our slogan is TAKE A BATH ~ we believe that is the most healing ceremony one can do for themselves and the world. The Cherokee go to water to cleanse their body & souls. To wash away the day and negativity to go about the day in a new body and mind. Take a shower, dance in the rain, wash all those horrible feelings down the drain... and LIVE!

We truly appreciate you ~ I feel so connected to so many of you and think of you as good friends. I am so thrilled with the exchanges we get to have between one another and yes, many of you have become my very good friend whom I have the privilege of knowing and being your personal soap maker. 

One more thing! K2 and Josh took this year to work on their creativity. So, in exchange, K2 has to make a whole lot of soap and Josh has to cut a whole lot of soap, but we are all very happy. You are noticing our old style soap that takes a football player to make is popping up more and more! That's because stirring a 5 gallon bucket full of soap is like making cake for K2... lol. We love his soap and are thrilled to have him dancing around the soap pot again a few days a week. (So is my arthritis.. lol) Maya and Kalia stroll through the shop to help daily, still. and our very good friend/intern Maddy is hands on deck also. We all rejoice when you help us pay our rent! lol and THANK YOU FOR THAT! SO MUCH LOVE!

May your Holidays be full of appreciation for that which is important, may you have the blessings of family, friends and love... and don't forget to set your scales back 10 lbs!

With sincerity and love,

Your Cherokee soap makers

The Holidays! November 19 2015, 8 Comments

We have felt like it is the holidays for a month around here, but finally ~ it's here! Turkey next week, and then bring on Buddy The Elf!! Gratitude is your discount code and each order gets one of our famouse Christmas Ducks!! We love & appreciate you all! It's true. I have customers I have never met, but very much consider you friends. Now that's lucky!
May your Holiday season be full of gratitude, peace & love ~
Sincerely from the fine folks at Nature's Emporium Cherokee Soap Co.
Michelle, Josh, K2, Maya & Kalia
That's a photo of the boss the first time she met Santa. We find it hilarious, we'll see what she thinks when she's 18 ha ha.

Pumpkin Spice Explosion October 01 2015, 0 Comments

I LOVE Autumn ~ the smells, the flavors, the pumpkin spice...lol.

I keep seeing memes that are making fun of us pumpkin spice loving people. For the record, Nature's Emporium Soap Co. has been making a big deal out of Autumn and all of the awesome pumpkin, carmel, apples, witches potions and black cats since 1999. It's not a FAD, this is how our Mother's raised us! I have the greatest memories of buying pumpkins and making pumpkin rolls, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie and jack o lanterns, my entire childhood.  Warm wonderful memories with Mom...for the prelude of pumpkin was just the beginning of our 20 lb gain for the Winter. Chili season too! and homemade baked bread...cookies, leading up to the pecan pies and fudge and peanut brittle of December.

So, since it's October 1st..Let your pumpkin praline freak flag fly! Don't be ashamed by those hipsters who have lost what the meaning of October is! 

Join us in our celebration of the Autumn. Wake up and have a pumpkin spice oreo, before you get in the shower to take a great Harvest Moon experience with our soap, while burning your Hocus Pocus candle and putting on your Karmalicious lotion afterwards. Wear your orange and green tshirt proudly. Go get a pumpkin spice latte and have a good day. 

Where can you find all those goodies?? Just follow this link!


and that's all I have to say about that.

Your discount code is still: Pumpkin Spice

I love you, Pumpkin lol

Michelle Lewis


Taos Autumn Soap and More September 18 2015, 9 Comments

Have you seen this meme on social media? Making fun of us people who love the Pumpkin Spice Latte? I'm the Cherokee girl in yoga pants that appears out of nowhere and starts talking about all the things I love about Fall. ha!
Well, I just love this time of year and I can hardly get enough of it! I know it's the best time of the year and I'm embracing it with both arms, BABY! 
In Taos, New Mexico ~ our Autumns are full of Green Chile Roasting, Aspens and Chamisa turning bright yellow and we also have a new fun festival in town called The Paseo! Check it out TaosPaseo.org and to go with the fall theme one of the pieces of art exhibitions is a giant spider made of steel by Christina Sporrong. My youngest son, Joshua is even going to be in on the art show, I will see if I can capture the wild art to share!
We at Nature's Emporium wish you a joyous week filled with Pumpkin, Vanilla, Spice and enjoying Nature and Art, while we just keep making the soaps you love!
Your discount code is: Pumpkin Spice
Our website is: www.CherokeeSoap.com
We truly appreciate you visiting our website and I want to tell the one person who reads our blog. That we appreciate you very very much!
Michelle Lewis