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The Magical World of Fall...

Going back to school, harvest time, colorful falling leaves, corn mazes, acorns, pumpkins, scarecrows, Halloween and Thanksgiving; all of these remind us of the Fall. In the Midwest, fall (or autumn) is the time of the year when cooler temperatures sweep in over summer's waning heat and the growing season comes to full fruition before winding down to dormancy. Fall officially begins in September and runs through October, November, and into December, when the seasonal change next morphs into winter.

During the fall, we begin to move from longer, warmer days of summer to the cooler and shorter days of winter. The fall brings lots of changes. The trees begin to change colors, bringing a beautiful array of different colored foliage, which eventually drops off into our yards. When the leaves begin to change on the trees, the people begin to want to go for drives or trips to the mountains and enjoy the wonderful scenery that nature offers us.

This is the harvest time for all the fruits, a time of maturity. In autumn, we harvest the fruits of our labors and enjoy the rich bounty. Autumn is a good season for beginning to live gently. It is the time for harvesting the fruits of winter planning, spring planting and summer husbandry. With a good harvest, we can take the first steps to live a gentler lifestyle or at least to start planning for changes in lifestyle.

Let us use this autumn season to celebrate life and give thanks for our good fortunes. In doing so we renew our pledge to the father of the heavens and mother of the earth to take only what we need, leave the rest for others and treat our home land with love and respect so that others yet to come may enjoy the bounty our ancestors left.

Don't forget that a selection is also available at the Plum Market Bloomfield store, Artloft Gifts in Birmingham, and Bennet's Country Store at the Town Peddler Mall in Livonia. And finally, no matter what, you can always order online for quick shipment from our secure website.

Special Occasion Soap Bars, Gift Boxes, Bags & Baskets

Perfect for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, or any other special occasion where you would like to thank your guests with a special handcrafted favor. You can select our soap souvenirs in whole or ½ sized bars, beautifully packaged in an organza bag and with a customizable band wrapped around each soap. Minimum quantities are as low as two dozen bars, in increments of one dozen (24, 36, 48, etc). Please allow six to eight weeks for ordering. For your customized quote, please contact us at Your business is always our pleasure!!

Metro Detroit Area Farmington Soap Works Retailers:

Bennett's Country Store, booths V8-9 in the Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall, 36323 Plymouth Road, Livonia. This store has a wonderful special niche in the antiques and collectibles market and you will be fascinated by all kind of crafts you can find here.

Art loft Functional Gifts & Accents, 123 West Maple in downtown Birmingham. Art loft is a delightful store with a wonderful selection of beautiful and unique gifts.

Plum Market (Bloomfield store) in Bloomfield Commons, 3675 West Maple Road in Bloomfield Twp. Just head for the Apothecary Area and there you will find our gentle and moisturizing soaps.

FSW Articles

First up is our Farmington Soap Works Product Guide. In it, you will find out everything you ever wanted to know about our products and ingredients... What kind of oils we use, how "natural" our All Natural soaps are, and why we select the ingredients we use.

We've also left up our cold process soap article. This used to be our "about us" page, and describes how we make our cold process soaps. Did you know that all of our soaps are cured for weeks before they are offered for sale?

Finally, we've posted an article about pH testing, and our campaign to stomp out "zap testing". We expect this to step on some toes, maybe bruise some egos. But honestly - how can anyone seriously consider using your tongue to test for lye content to be a good idea?

About Us

Farmington Soap Works creates unique, hand-cast cold process soaps, using only the finest tropical oils and selected ingredients, for a true one-of-a-kind soap. Our special blend of oils provides an exceptionally creamy lather, and the colorful designs and exotic scents are sure to please.