We started creating soaps and skin care products to meet a family need that wasn't met by commercial products. It allowed us the opportunity to put together custom ingredients with various beneficial properties that were made exclusively for the people we care about. We now share the very same products, made especially for our family, with others to bring them the same health and skin benefits that we found with hand made products.
Introduced to essential oils by a family friend, we had been making all natural body butters and creams for quite a while. The success with the creation of those products lead to the first soap.
My middle son was experiencing a pretty typical teen age problem, acne. His oral prescription medication left his stomach irritated, commercial acne products caused overly dry skin and neither one successfully controlled the acne. He asked me to make him a soap to help. The solution was a hemp based soap with tea tree oil, rosemary and lemongrass that was tough on acne and gentle on skin.
That soap did such a good job that it inspired us to make other varieties from natural ingredients like olive oil and goat's milk. My family enjoyed those soaps so much that we shared them with our extended family and friends. Soon everyone was asking for refills and suggesting that we make some to sell. We expanded our products to meet the needs of our clients, some vegan, some all natural and some made with the same all natural ingredients as our original products as well as with a few select fragrances.
Today, we are a family operated business located in a valley of a farming community filled with dairy goats and cows, orchards and honey bees. Nestled along the Delaware Creek in the heart of central Pennsylvania, we offer holistic skin care to everyone.
Our Soap Benefits - More Than Just A Cleanser
Delaware Creek produces a variety of nutrient rich soap bars to gently cleanse and condition all types of skin. Loaded with natural skin nourishing ingredients like goat's milk, olive oil, oatmeal, coconut oil, and honey, our soaps create a rich lather that cleanses your skin without drying it out or upsetting the delicate natural pH balance necessary for soft, healthy skin. Our soap rinses clean and leaves no soapy film behind. It won’t leave your skin dry and tight the way products with synthetic ingredients can.
Most store bought products are not actually soap. They are detergents which can leave the skin feeling very dry, or sometimes itchy. They contain synthetic lathering agents, artificial colors and other harsh chemicals.
Why else is our handcrafted soap so much better than the regular store bought kind? That's easy, it is the glycerin. This natural by product of soap making keeps your skin hydrated constantly and gives it a moist feeling. Unlike commercial soaps, which have the glycerin removed for use in more profitable lotions and creams, handcrafted soap retains its glycerin in each and every bar. Regular use of glycerin soaps can improve your skin's appearance, making it softer and smoother.
People with skin diseases like eczema or psoriasis often are told by the medical profession to keep their skin hydrated to help improve their symptoms. Glycerin soap is very mild and gentle on the skin due to its all natural ingredients and can even help in relieving symptoms due to its hydrating properties. Well hydrated skin reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles and helps skin look and feel firmer, plumper and smoother. With extra moisture, you get the added bonus of minimizing the visible signs of aging while also giving you an instant boost in radiance.
Our Skin Care Benefits - Anti Aging and so much more...
Delaware Creek skin care products are made with all natural ingredients that contain antioxidants. Shea butter, olive oil, avocado oil, beeswax, organic coconut oil, and vitamin E oil and essential oils are what we use to make our products a holistic, environmentally friendly way to treat your skin to luxury.
All of our skin care products contain six ingredients or less, making them great limited ingredient items that are intended to provide the highest amount of skin hydration. Apply our moisturizing butters to damp skin after a shower or smooth it on before bed. It is perfect for soothing dry summer skin, calming chapped winter skin, or revitalizing aging skin that is loosing moisture.
At Delaware Creek, we use the finest essential oils in both our vegan and our all natural skin care products. The modern use of essential oils has continued to grow rapidly as scientists and medical practitioners continue to research and validate the numerous health and wellness benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils. They have restorative and calming properties and also contain natural antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. The structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin for internal benefit throughout the body.
If you want timeless skin, use our luxury skin care products with ingredients that have stood the test of time.