Ramblings Of A Soap Maker

Spring is your discount code March 24 2018, 54 Comments

We are going full blast this year into Spring! Lemon Verbena, Apothecary Sage & Chamomile Moon are all light Spring scents that will make you sure to dance around the May Pole!

Woman Immersed and Mystic Vanilla Bean have zoomed to the top of the must have list. Both were blends created by me! I love to blend oils and come up with new cutting edge fragrances that create the love of going to water! 

Our Outlaw Sage is the new favorite for men, but the women love it too!

Our bath bombs are big and beautiful, full of epsom salts, honey, olive oil, baking soda, essential oils and fizzy color! I knew if I ever found the perfect recipe with the perfect balance of relaxation and softness for the skin ~ I would finally get the bath bomb experience! I GET IT! I FINALLY GET IT! 

SPRING is your discount code ~ free gift with every order.

Thank you so much for your support in these wild and wonderful times ~ at the end of a long day, it is still true. TAKE A BATH and let all those troubles go down the drain and let the healing begin.

Have a wonderful Spring ~ We look forward to hearing from you!

Winter Sale & New Products January 26 2018, 43 Comments

LOVE is your discount code to get 10% off and a free gift!

Now, for those of you who wish to read more... here I ramble. lol

January in Taos. We were exhausted and sick from the holidays and the tourist flu, but we all kept working anyway ~ just slower, using creativity and meditation for our thoughts and hopes for the new year. Reflecting on what a tremendous year we had, as a company. We are so grateful for our customers and friends who give Me (Mom) therapy. Making soap is my therapy for those who don't know. I pray when I make it, I laugh, the boys talk shop and the latest you tube video, Maya runs in and does her magic and runs back out the door to go be Super Mom. We are truly a family business, who get up in the morning and wonder where the soap vehicle will take us today. lol

I spent most of January working on our private label accounts, but in the midst of the need to be creative... I made a Brown Sugar scrub that is just remarkable. It lasts many showers and baths. I suppose if you wanted a gentle exfoliation from head to toe you could use the whole jar at once...WHY? Some people think extra is more. I combined Patchouli, Vanilla Bean, and Frankincense for the fun of it. Sometime in December K2 and I were saying we had never combined patchouli and vanilla and were sniffing through the apothecary and figured it would be nice. But when I added the frankincense, it became a whole new indistinguishable fragrance. So, of course, we had to make a soap, lotion and candle with it. Every single person who has come into the shop has bought the Mystic Vanilla Bean in one form or another. It is just incredible. And this is the scent of the brown sugar scrub. Made with honey, brown sugar, olive oil and castille... it is luxurious and down to earth. And no I am not making 75 different Brown sugar scrub smells. lol BUT if you have a special request of one of our existing scents, write me a note. I'll do it :)

Josh has started back to his 2nd semester in college. He is really pushing his limits and doing an introductory clay course, while also doing an upper level study in clay. He cuts soap on his days off. It is fun to watch his journey through art. I continue to watch him blossom and find inspiration in art and finding his way to his own brand of therapy.

K2 ~ our triumphant warrior flew the coop and is in Indianapolis for the month. We left so many friends there, he is getting to enjoy each and every one of them. He works in Santa Fe at one of those fancy $10,000 rug stores on the plaza. They gave him the month off, so he is on a journey. K2 is a writer and always seeking inspiration to write the most epic screen play ever.  

Having kids is just fun. Isn't it? If ya do it right, it's an easy loving experience...being an artist, I am not very good at telling them to take the path everyone takes. Take the path that makes you happy. Live your life so you are proud of who you are. Who knew they would listen? lol

I also made Pinon infused soap. Truly natural, nothing but pinon soap and sap. Pinon is a great healer for infection, anti-bacterial, and there is no other smell like it. I love this one. It literally turns the bath water into milk. Pinon is the New Mexico state tree. It is sacred as it has provided for the animals and tribes of El Norte for a thousand years. Medicine... spiritual and physical.

I am being drawn to making traditional Native American inspired soaps. I have made an Osha soap, no scent. The Osha is also known as Bear Root. It is Bear medicine. Locals carry it on them to protect them from... (I haven't gotten that out of them yet) The Lakota consider the Bear root to be a sacred herb, used in traditional sweats. Bear medicine... It brings strength and protection. 

I have made a non traditional sage soap, infused with sage and sea salt. I have tried making the traditional sage soap, and well, it just smells like dog. lol This one is very light and also a beautiful medicine for protection from negativity or washing our own negativity off and down the drain.

Always, Cedar is the sacred herb of the Cherokee ~ we have made it for 20 years. So if you are a traditional Cherokee, we have you covered! Cedar Soap remains to be be one of our best sellers. Going to water and washing the spirit clean is the greatest tradition of all, in my humble opinion. :)

We are featuring Tera Muskrat on another label. Chocolate Rose! She showed me a painting of this beautiful woman, who had made cookies, was dressed all cute for someone, the wine was spilling off of the fridge and her dog was standing there laughing. That has pretty much described every Valentine's of my life. Maybe the rest of my readers have these amazing valentines days, mine is usually me. the dogs. chocolate.... sometimes I call Maya and we go out to say we did something. One year a guy dressed like Michael Jackson wouldn't stop talking to her. We were entertained. That's what we went out for. We also turned into 13 year old girls dodging him wherever we went giggling. So, grab your BFF a bar of Chocolate Rose and you two can giggle about how weird men are and share Nachos and it will truly be a fabulous Valentine's lol

Have I talked to much? I usually do.

Boy, Is America in a huge shift. So, in this email I have shared my survival skills on tough times. 

Take A Bath ~ Use Protection medicine ~ Love your family & friends and eat the chocolate.

Blessings and Love to you ~ Michelle

For the newest products go to "The Seasons" page on our website



Happy Holidays!! November 30 2017, 33 Comments



Native America, Soaps and Gratitude November 02 2017, 23 Comments

There is plenty of celebration around the soap shop in our heritage and our pride in being Native American. They say the Cherokee are the proudest of all. I can't argue that, we are honored by our Ancestors to be recognized. <Insert Paul Revere and The Raiders>

Autumn is here! September 15 2017, 21 Comments

It may be warm where you are at, but Autumn is in Taos. The color is beautiful and we are loving our green chile soups and wearing sweatshirts at night, not wanting to close the windows yet. and the LIGHT... Autumn light is so beautiful. I always call it Sepia Tone skies. 

I have been burning every pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla smelling candle I can to enjoy the scents of Autumn. I was making Karmalicious lotion yesterday and walked away from the shop smelling like a candied apple, pumpkin, caramel witch...lol. 

Your discount code is AUTUMN for 10% Off your order and you will also get a free Autumn Travel Lotion!

You don't know what to think about the Fry Bread products, do ya? Let me tell you, this is the most perfect blend of Bread and Cinnamon. When I wear the lotion, everyone pauses as I walk through the room... Remember that movie where John Travolta was an Angel and smelled like cookies? Fry Bread... that's where it's at, and I'm not lieing! lol

May your Autumn be full of abundance and rich with Love. 

We are all related

Blessings to you,

Michelle Lewis



The Farmers Market! What a lovely time of year and it is in full swing with harvest being abundant and the rain pouring down.  This month's theme at Nature's Emporium Cheroke Soap Co. is the Farmers Market section of our website! Peaches, Strawberries, Blackberries, Sage, Razza Mataz, Melon & Cucumber... Pear!  

When we began this company our big support was from the farmer. The Soy farmers, Bee farmers, Herb farmers, Goat farmers....  we were in Indiana and the farmers supported us as we have supported them.  We still believe in the American Farmer and the grit that goes into putting good food on our tables. 

Support Farm Aid at Farmaid.org

Dave Matthews ~ Willie Nelson ~ John Mellencamp ~ Neil Young

In light of the celebration of the Farmer.. That's our discount code FARMER ~ get 10% OFF your entire order plus a free travel lotion. This is sure to be a glorious box of love!

JULY DISCOUNT CODE July 20 2017, 22 Comments

Your discount code is BEACH ~ Get 10% OFF your order and a FREE travel lotion!

Hallmark Holidays July 05 2017, 8 Comments

I might be going a little overboard, but I have really battled with promoting holidays this year. How could we not have fun with Halloween and Christmas? but Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, and all the others that my email box gets full of promotional ads.. I just feel like my emotions are being played on so someone can make a sale. I love Mothers, Fathers, Our Veterans ~ I adore each and every person and their importance! I also have friends and customers who have a horrible emotional time on these holidays and I feel like sending an email to a Native American wishing them Happy 4th of July or A Mother happy Father's Day when she is raising 6 kids by herself is just kind of one more reminder of sadness...  So, Please forgive me as I don't email, post and send well wishes because we are supposed to.  I mean no disrespect. I just don't appreciate the obligation and guilt attached to these holidays... and I may change. This year.. I've really had a hard time building my business around Hallmark. lol

So ~ if I'm going to induce guilt, I'll do it this way...

TAKE A BATH! Wash the day down the drain, start anew, smell good, feel good and let's make this world a better place. lol

Much appreciation ~ BEACH is your discount code for 10% Off your order and a free travel lotion! Go to the water, it is our place of renewal. 

It just rained a little in New Mexico. One thing I know for sure Water Is Life ~ Mni Wiconi!!

Thank you for loving our soaps, lotion, candles and bath bombs ~

We sure do love you!


Campers Soap, Lotion and Candles June 05 2017, 5 Comments

Hi, It's me again...

Our Camper Soap products.... 

It's not cintronella, it's a blend of essential oils, eucalyptus, lemongrass, lavender, basil and cedar. The bugs absolutely hate it. 

So, our special of the week, is make a purchase on our website and I'll send you a travel lotion to try. It's been tested all over the world and I've always been met with kind words. It's your go to product of the season.

Go camping, sing ranchera.... Use the Camper soap and be free

Use FREELOTION as your discount code and get a free travel size and 10% off everything you buy! 

Here's The Link

I blog when I'm inspired... June 05 2017, 10 Comments

I came across this beautiful photo of Frida Kahlo and a friend, that was absolutely adorable. I had to know who her friend was. Chavela Vargas.

I had some friends over once who had deep New Mexican roots and they sang these deep, emotional heart felt songs, in Spanish. They were on one knee, sometimes crying singing to this cd .. a million songs of a million heartbreaks, or something like that. Okay, they had partaken in the cerveza and tequila. I was so entertained. and they explained I would think they were truly loco if I knew what they were singing... but the sound. oh the sound was so painful and deep and emotional... they explained they were pre Mexican revolution songs, songs of heart break and love... and revolution. Ranchera music.

Chavela Vargas was a ranchera singer. A rough childhood. This music was machismo and for the men to sing... but Chavela mastered it and developed her own style. In these days of Revolution... it just seems to resonate with me as a Woman whose emotion is deep and heartfelt and intense. So, I share with you, Chavela Vargas. I hope it also touches your soul.


On a lighter note... lol I'll make that another blog about camping.

Capture the spirit of revolution and feel your heart first

Peace ~ Michelle