Orange and Lemongrass Essential Oil Scented Cold Process Soap for Gardeners with Shea Butter


There’s nothing like getting your hands into the soil in the garden, and there’s also nothing like the toll it can take on your hands, especially when you try to clean away that ground-in dirt. We’ve specially formulated this hand soap to promote thorough cleansing, including the addition of cranberry seeds to help with scrubbing dirt away. At the same time, we’ve also taken great care to make sure this soap is as kind to your hands as can be. Shea and cocoa butters, olive, sweet almond and castor oils all contribute to the gentleness of this great soap. Oh, and the refreshing fragrance for this soap in our all natural Moss Lane Essentials™ line is provided by essential oils of orange and lemongrass. There's no artificial anything in this soap! It makes a great soap for the mechanic in your life too!

This listing is for a single bar weighing 4 oz (113 g). Our soaps are hand cut, so some variations in shape and thickness are the norm. We do not trim off the edges of our soap in order to give you the most for your money. Ingredients: Distilled water, coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, sodium hydroxide (lye)*, sweet almond oil, natural cocoa butter, castor oil, raw shea butter, orange essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, cranberry seeds, rosemary oleoresin (antioxidant).
*Sodium hydroxide reacts with the oils to produce soap and glycerin. No lye remains in the finished soap.

Your soap will be individually packaged in a cellophane bag. When it arrives, please store it in a cool, dry, dark place. To get the most use out of your soap, keep it where it won't be softened by running or standing water, and give it a chance to dry between each use.

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We accept all major credit cards at checkout. Pennsylvania law requires us to collect 6% sales tax on any retail order purchased from or shipped to a Pennsylvania address. Sales tax is due on your total order, including shipping, and will be added to your total at checkout.

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Shipping from United States

We use calculated shipping, so the price you pay for shipping should accurately reflect our actual cost to ship your order. If for some reason it should happen that we are able to ship for less than what you paid, it's our practice to refund the difference when that amount is $1.00 or more.

We ship to addresses in the United States using U. S. Postal Service Priority Mail or First Class Parcel and to Canadian and other international addresses using USPS Priority Mail or First Class International. You also have the option of selecting USPS Priority Mail Express if you need your order in a hurry. All customs duties, taxes and processing fees on international shipments are the responsibility of the buyer.

We carefully wrap and pack our soaps and mail them as quickly as possible, but no later than three business days after payment is confirmed. That said, unforeseen circumstances do occur, so we do our utmost to contact you immediately if a problem arises with your order.

If your bar soap encounters excessively hot weather during shipping, it may arrive a little soft. If that happens, just let it sit in your freezer for fifteen minutes or so and it should firm up just fine! During cold weather, please be sure that your order of liquid soaps won't be exposed to freezing conditions upon arrival.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

Our goal is 100% satisfaction! If you believe we have fallen short, please contact us to discuss a replacement or refund. We're sorry, but we can't accept returns because of the nature of our products.



Q: What's the difference between your Fragrance Oil soaps and the Essential Oil soaps? A: Essential oils (EOs) are natural oils extracted from plant sources. Fragrance oils (FOs) sometimes contain essential oils in their formulation, but contain man-made ingredients as well. Whether we're using EOs or FOs, we always look for the highest quality ingredients for our soaps. Our soaps that contain FOs will list "fragrance" on the label. If we've used an EO, we'll list it by name.

Q: If essential oils are more natural, why don't you use them all the time? A: We are moving more and more toward using EOs in our soaps wherever possible. (We're calling our line of EO soaps "Moss Lane Essentials.") Sometimes, however, it's just not possible to get the desired fragrance by using essential oils--many fruit scents other than citrus, for example. Other times the cost of some essential oils is impossibly high, often because unsustainable harvesting practices have endangered the source species. Rather than add to the demand for those endangered plants (and rather than having to charge $25 or even more per bar), we sometimes opt for a man-made imitation of the natural oil. In still other cases, a particular EO just doesn't hold up well in soap or is too dangerous to work with.

Q: What kinds of colorants do you use? A: Our Moss Lane Essentials line contains only natural essential oils and natural colorants. Most of those colorants are from plant sources, while some are earth-based clays, or are minerals and pigments that occur in nature. Clays have been used for cosmetic purposes for ages, and they lend their own special properties to our soaps as well. While we use most of the same natural colorants in our fragrance oil soaps too, we at times have experimented with some commercially available colors. In the case of synthetic colors, rest assured that we only use products that are regarded as safe for cosmetic purposes.

Q: I'm looking for a soap to treat [X] condition. What do you have for that? A: In the United States, soaps are considered neither cosmetics nor medicines for regulatory purposes--unless, of course, we begin making claims that our soaps have cosmetic (such as moisturizing, exfoliating) or medical properties and uses. Although from time to time customers may refer to what herbalists and aromatherapists say about some of the ingredients we use, we are careful to make clear that our soaps are for cleansing and any other properties they may or may not have are purely incidental.

Q: Aren't lye soaps harsh? A: Some of the homemade lye (sodium hydroxide) soaps from yesteryear were indeed harsh--certainly nothing you'd want to use on your skin or hair. We carefully formulate all our soaps to make sure there's no unused lye remaining in the bar. More than that, we make sure the quantity of rich natural oils we use exceeds the amount that's converted by the lye so we can be sure our soaps are mild and gentle. Better yet, when the lye reacts chemically with the oils some of what's produced is natural glycerin, known for being kind to your skin. The end result is skin that feels clean without the drying that many commercially produced soaps or detergent bars can cause.

Q: Can I place a custom order for a special event? A: Yes! Our soaps have often been used as party favors for showers. (We make some pink and blue soaps that are ideal for baby showers.) We do ask that you remember that our soaps need four to eight weeks or more from the time they are made to cure properly before they are ready to package and ship, so please send us a message and give us as much advance notice as possible so we have the best chance to help you get what you're looking for.

Q: Do you sell wholesale? A: We are currently able to supply a limited number of retailers, but we are selective about where our products are sold. Please contact us so we can discuss your needs.

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