Our freshest scent of the season, new Lemon Cleansing Bar just became available!
It's rich and sudsy, but most important moisturizing and fresh.
Bittersweet is whipping up new summer soaps that are sure to please the most fastidious of human.
That's how this fourth generation soap maker rolls!
New soap flavors will continue to line our apothecary shop shelves.
In addition to our soap and sundries, we've added a hand picked assortment of clothing and accessories.
Bittersweet is excited about offering the new line and expanding our exclusive collections.
If you're in the Kansas City area, we'd love for you to drop by and check out the apothecary shop on water street.
Please visit our brick and mortar page for shop hours and information regarding our shop.
Bittersweet wishes you a Happy Independence Day!
Jill McDowell Lincoln
It's summer, and you know what that means, don't you? It's time for our exclusive Beer Soap!
The fourth generation soap maker formulates this soap with our local micro brewery beer.
Bittersweet chose a rich chocolate wheat to this dark colored cleansing bar. We also added barley. What's a beer soap without barley?
We're busy wrapping and lining the apothecary shop with new summer soap.
We know you'll find one you love!
Jill McDowell Lincoln
I'm often surprised to go backwards rather than forwards in packaging. Sometimes it just feels right to go back.
What is it about Kraft labels and black and cream colored ribbon?
The shop is getting stocked with new merchandise and we're anticipating a busy summer at the soap shop on water street.
On the home front we've been making zucchini boats and bread.
Picking purple cone flowers and big fat hydrangea blooms. Don't forget to smash the stems otherwise the blooms won't last through the day. If you smash the stems the blooms will last for at least a week!
If you'd like to learn more about the plant I've posted several how to and why hydrangea stories on "the original soap maker's blog." There is a handy link at the top right of this page.
Summer, sweet Summer, I love you!
The parfumerie is bringing in new scents! The added fragrance options will allow us to expand perfume possibilities. We're booked up until November! If you would like to reserve a perfume appointment you can contact us and we will schedule you for November until we fill our open spots. We'll be halting our December appointments during the busy holiday season.
This week I introduced a new lip balm, Fresh Fruit. It's available at both the brick and mortar and web shop. Dab on the moisture rich balm to help heal and moisturize dry lips.
I'm constantly surprised and sometimes thrown back by how fast time goes.
Today is May Day!
I associate this day with happy, joyful little girl memories.
My mom would celebrate May Day with fresh flowers from her garden along with wild wood violets, and spirea. bouquets. If the lilacs were blooming she'd slip in a few sprigs.
We had an early spring this season so the lilacs have come and gone as have the wild wood violets. Considered a weed to some, but a treasured flower to me.
It takes a lot of violet stems to create even a small bouquet. I have done it many times, with great pleasure.
I can't imagine the planet without flowers. Can you?
Hoping the merry month of May treats you well.
We've announced a new fresh line, Indigo Summer. Just imagine sitting in the middle of a citrus grove lined with fresh flowers! It's flying off the shelf at the shop. Indigo Summer will soon also be available at our web shop. The new line offers, soaking salt, soap, perfume, dry oil, and room spray. We have testers at the shop!
The Apothecary Shop on Water Street is brimming with an array of unique hand made goods.
The weather is warming! It's time to kick up your heels and relax on our comfy front porch. I've added fresh pillows and dried flowers to the wicker seating!
Whether you choose to have a custom perfume formulated, or you're simply restocking your soap stash, Bittersweet offers a unique collection of pure| clean| simple, skin care products designed to enhance your natural beauty.
We've also added a hip select style of clothing to our collections.
The lines are hand picked from over one-hundred designers. I've chosen cotton and linen blends to the selection.
When you drop by, make sure to request a sample of my moisture rich pH tested soap!
Witness the rich creamy coconut lather and the amazing softness of your skin after using Bittersweet Soap.
With all good wishes,
Jill McDowell Lincoln