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Soaps

soaps.jpgMade with love by Br.  André Bedore, OSB, who grew up in the State of New York but was led by God to become a monk here in Arkansas. 

"I grew up in the small town of Tupper Lake in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State. Before coming to Subiaco Abbey as a candidate in February of 2018, I worked as a reservations agent for a small regional airline.

We had one monk making soap when I first joined the monastery, and it wasn’t long before I was asked to assist him. Though I did not have a background in arts and crafts, I caught on quickly and soon realized that I enjoyed this craft. Furthermore, I enjoy making a product that is both functional and that people like. Watching the soap go through the various stages such as the “pudding phase” or the “vaseline phase” is still fascinating to me. Soap making is a great way for me to use my creativity. I will continue to creating new products that I hope people might enjoy.

Here is a brief description of how I make the soap: First, I melt the oils. Then I add the water and lye mixture to the oils. I then use a stick blender to blend the mixture. The soap is cooked in a roaster oven for about an hour. Fragrance is then added and the soap is poured into molds. A couple of days later, the soap is ready to be cut and a week after that, I wrap it. Our Coury House Gift Shop has been selling our soap for several years. When the Country Monks Taproom opened up, soap became available for sale there. Now I am delighted to be able to offer you some of the most popular soap scents through our online store."

  • A Variety Pack of THREE Soaps

    A Variety Pack of THREE soaps for one price makes an excellent gift because of a bundled savings on shipment. Why not experience the spectrum of seasonal scents with a multi-soap package? Share some with friends or infuse your bathroom with the...

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  • A Variety Pack of TWO Soaps

    A Variety Pack of TWO soaps for one price makes an excellent gift because of a bundled savings on shipment. Why not experience the spectrum of seasonal scents with a multi-soap package? Share some with friends or infuse your bathroom with the aroma...

    $17.00
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  • Soaps (Berries & Vanilla)

    Soaps (Berries & Vanilla)

    Berries & Vanilla: A tantalizing combination of raspberries, blackberries and vanilla.  This scent is comprised of top notes of raspberries and blackberries along with middle notes of white floral greenery and base notes consisting of vanilla...

    $9.00
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  • Soaps (Chestnut Brown Sugar)

    Soaps (Chestnut Brown Sugar)

    Chestnut Brown Sugar: A delightful aromatic blend of brown sugar and chestnut. This scent includes top notes of brown sugar, caramel, maple, and butter, powdery middle notes, with a rich chestnut base note. Ingredients also include Rice Bran Oil, Palm...

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  • Soaps (Country Meadow)

    Soaps (Country Meadow)

    Country Meadow: A powerful effervescent blend of clove, eucalyptus, and lavender. This scent consists of eucalyptus and licorice as the top notes, middle notes of clove and lavender, and base notes of patchouli, pine, and cedar. Ingredients also include...

    $9.00
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  • Soaps (Cranberry Balsam)

    Soaps (Cranberry Balsam)

    Cranberry Balsam: An enticing blend of balsam fir needles and tart cranberries. This scent is comprised of top notes of cranberries and raspberries with floral middle notes of violet, rose, and gardenia and base notes consisting of balsam fir, pine, and...

    $9.00
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  • Soaps (Lavender Mint)

    Soaps (Lavender Mint)

    Lavender Mint: This scent is an enchanting herbal combination of fresh spearmint and peppermint leaves along with earthy lavender flowers. Ingredients also include Rice Bran Oil, Palm Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Lye, Cocoa Butter, and Fragrance. The...

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  • Soaps (Patchouli Sandalwood)

    Soaps (Patchouli Sandalwood)

    Patchouli Sandalwood: This scent is a combination of patchouli, Indian sandalwood, and succulent vanilla which together produce the fragrance of incense. Ingredients also include Rice Bran Oil, Palm Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Lye, Cocoa Butter, and...

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