Heart and Hand Soaps is based in sunny Central Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. It grew out of my passion for nature & simplicity. I’ve always loved making things from scratch, whether that grinding grain for bread, growing organic vegetables, or making our own herbal remedies. Making soap feels like a natural progression of everything has gone before and it enables me to incorporate my passion for herbs into end product I love. I enjoy every aspect of soap making – selecting luscious oils & butters, creating unique essential oil & fragrance blends and even cutting, stamping and packaging it.
Most things in world today are instant, however artisan products embrace the old ways and take time, like good things. When I hold the finished bar in hand, I feel sense of inner joy over is beauty, wholesomeness & sheer simplicity.
My philosophy for Heart & Hand, to keep things as natural, gentle & sustainable as possible, with ingredients being ethically sourced. Our soaps made us traditional cold process method, which requires 4 – 6 weeks for each bar of soap to cure. This produces lovely firm bar of natural soaps. We use range of different plant based oils & rich butters in soaps for added luxury. The finished soap retains of natural glycerine the plant oils leaving the skin wonderfully soft and moisturised. I use flowers & herbs from my own organic garden along with specialty clays, milks, essential oils & special fragrance blends.
At received wonderful feedback from satisfied customers with sensitive skin who claim soaps don’t cause their skin to dry out or become itchy, like commercially produced soap can!
The name Heart & Hand came about love of Plain Christian Communities around the world. The Shakers have saying: ‘Hands to Work, Hearts to God’. That saying struck chord in spirit and reflects the way I approach life. My prayer is Heart & Hand products will that delights your senses and your skin. All Heart and Hand products made in clean, smoke-free, and humble home environment.
Charity: We like give others in need, whether that charity group or ministry within New Zealand or overseas; normally through one off donations. So far Heart and Hand able to help various individuals, Orphan Aid International & Pre-emptive Love. The Lord places idea on heart, maybe able to bless others the work of hands too. 🙂
Blessings ~ Linda
Finally…. whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — at excellent or praiseworthy—meditate on things. Philippians 4:8 (Holy Bible)