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Powder Detergent

All of our detergents are 100% vegan, biodegradable, hypoallergenic and do not contain chlorine, phosphates, phthalates, enzymes, bleach, sls, parabens or EDTA. We use 80% food grade ingredients from nature designed for nature. HE friendly and formulated for hard and soft water.

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Exclusive Web-only sale on selected  scents of detergent!

All of our detergents are 100% vegan, biodegradable, hypoallergenic and do not contain chlorine, phosphates, phthalates, enzymes, bleach, sls, parabens or EDTA. We use 80% food grade ingredients from nature designed for nature. HE friendly and formulated for hard and soft water.

Liquid Detergent

All of our detergents are 100% vegan, biodegradable, hypoallergenic and do not contain chlorine, phosphates, phthalates, enzymes, bleach, sls, parabens or EDTA. We use 80% food grade ingredients from nature designed for nature. HE friendly and formulated for hard and soft water.

Tumbler Tart Scenting Kit

Our Tumbler Tart Scenting Kits are sold individually in a 15ml dropper bottle. To be used only with 100% wool dryer balls. For strong scent use up to 5 dyer balls. Do not exceed more than 3 dryer balls when using synthetic cloth diaper materials.

Tumbler Tart Dryer Balls Pack

The Tumbler Tart dryer balls are available in a pack of 3. They are a fun, natural alternative to chemical fabric softeners, dryer sheets and PVC dryer balls. While bouncing in the dryer, laundry becomes soft, reduces static and minimizes the time it takes to dry; saving you money on your electricity bill!

Solid Perfumes 60ml

Soothing skin scents to make your salivary glands sizzle! Enjoy all your favorite handcrafted  laundry tart fragrances as a perfume! Made with with nutrient-dense butters and oils, our perfumes will not only have you smelling great, but your skin will feel and look noticeably softer.

Sweet Spot Stain Remover Tube

The Sweet Spot Stain remover bar works wonders on everyday stains. Simply work bar into stain with natural bristled brush and rinse. Now you can have a natural stain remover to go!

Monthly Subscription

Don’t worry about laundry day; we’ve got you covered! Every month, mailed right to your door enjoy the perfect blend of laundry products picked by you! Customize your laundry experience every month whether you’re a Plain Jane Judy or a Rocky Road Roberto.

Scented Subscription boxes include:

  • *1 full size bag (45/90 loads) of detergent
  • *1 Tumbler Tart scenting kit
  • *1 Sweet Spot stain remover bar

If you’re not into scents, opt for the

Unscented package which includes:

  • *1 Full sized bag of unscented detergent
  • *14 ounce Pre-treatment Strip It! brightening formula
  • *stain remover bar

Strip It+ Plus

Sometimes clothing can build up residues from detergents and chemical dryer products that may irritate your skin. Heavily soiled garments and synthetic materials can also trap odor causing bacteria (yuck) and leave your clothing dingy and not at their best. Our NEW Strip It+ formula is designed to strip your garments back to their bare natural state. Now with added grapefruit seed extract, one of our best selling products (Strip It! 14 oz) has more concentration for brighter, whiter garments. Grapefruit seed extract is associated with antibacterial properties in treating yeast and fungus. Our new formula is easy to use whether hand washing or adding to your laundry machine and is great for heavy duty garments that need heavy duty care.

Laundry Starter Kit

Customize your laundry starter kit by choosing from over 50 scents! This kit includes a full sized bag of 2.5lb detergent, a pack of 3 100% wool dryer balls, our famous sweet spot stain remover bar and a 15ml dryer ball scenting kit.

 Historical Reproductions of Perfumes and Ancient Elixirs.


Historical Liquid Bluing for Laundry 18th century

Shake contents well. 2 tablespoons may be added to 2 gallons of wash water, rinse water, or starch water. We recommend using it in rinse water if not starching and if starching using it in your starch water. Once incorporated into the water, lay clothing in- only for a few seconds any longer and you have a chance for bits of blueing to settle in the fabric ( this will come out in the next wash). Pull out and let dry. Iron if needed.

During the eighteenth century and much into the nineteenth century Smalt was the go to product for bluing. However, Smalt carries toxicity from the cobalt in which it derives its color. Prussian Blue began to experience more common use in the mid eighteenth century for dyestuffs and by the early 1800’s became a household ingredient appearing in numerous recipes. Though this Prussian Blue recipe is from 1884, we recommend this product as a great nontoxic, alternative to Smalt/powder blue.

Ingredients: Water, Oxalic Acid, FerricAmmonium Ferrocyanide

Patchouli, Rose & Jasmine body powder

This powder has an extremely alluring aroma. Dust on body after showering or on areas that gather sweat.

Ingredients: Starch, Wheat Starch, Patchouli Essential Oil, Rose Essential Oil, Jasmine Essential Oil,

Turkish Rouge Lip Tint 1740

Ingredients: Alum, Beet Root, Iron Oxide, Alkanet, Sandalwood, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba, Beeswax, Olive Oil

Perfumed Solid Kohl To Blacken the Eyelashes 1834

“Part of the soul,” says Pliny the Elder, “resides in the eye-brows, which move at the command of the will.”

This product takes a little bit of practice to master where less is more and a small applicator is needed.

Ingredients: Activated Charcoal, Eau De Cologne, Organic Bees Wax, Organic Almond Oil, Balsam Peru, Organic Jojoba Oil,

Lily Pomatum For Wrinkles 1772

Lily Oil is great for those with sensitive skin, It has been proven to help treat wrinkles, dry skin, spider veins, It is also recommended for use under the eye, treating burns and preventing the formation of scar tissue. Essential lily oil is used in aromatherapy to treat individuals suffering from depression and tends to help in creating a feeling of modesty, happiness and a sense of security.

As with any historical pomatum the uses are vast. So feel free to use it for other applications not than just for your wrinkles.

Ingredients: white bees wax, organic almond oil, Vitamin E, Local WI Natural Honey, organic jojoba oil, natural white lily oil, essential oil

Monthly Cycles Tea

For One’s Period And Other Pains Associated With the Female Cycles. This cleverly designed tea will combat all those annoying Pains Associated with your Monthly Cycle. This will help calm the tummy aches, cramps, and sore muscles.

Ingredients: Organic Chamomile, Basil, Peppermint, Fennel, Ginger, Raspberry, Cinnamon,

Vanishing Cream 1896

The Victorian’s used it primarily as a vanishing cream, to take away unpleasant dark spots from the skin as well as even out the skin tone and to prevent sunburn. But read more below to see all the other uses including insect repellent and eczema

This is used as a night salve- before you go to bed, or as you are running around the house. It is a gentle exfoliant and feels wonderfully relaxing as you rub it on. As with any natural product results won’t be immediate, but with time you will look and feel younger with even skin tone and a healthy complexion!

Ingredients: Almond Oil, Rose Water, Myrrh, Honey, Bees Wax, Rose

Liquid Rouge Cheek Color 1772 (Vegan)

This Rouge is a beautiful rouge with a lot of color. It came from the Toilet De Flora. You can use your finger, or a sponge to dab a little on your cheeks and/or lips, let it soak in and then buff it in for placement. You can build it up for a darker color.

Try it and you will love the natural tint it will give you! It is so much better than regular lipstick because it sinks into the lips and therefore doesn’t rub off.

Ingredients: Organic Gum Of Benjamin, Natural Brazil Wood, Organic Sandalwood, Alcohol, Alum

Cologne Of The Three Graces – Napoleon’s Cologne 1836

With all natural perfumes, colognes, and waters, the scent may differ after it mixes with your skin chemistry. Also the amount of time it lasts will vary too depending on the individual.

Ingredients: Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange Flower, Gum of Benjamin, Alcohol Exact Recipe
Cologne Of The Three Graces 1836

Gypsy Eczema Cream

Eczema is a persistent inflammation of the skin’s outer layer. The Affected areas are often itchy and appear as tiny, red and shiny scales. We are excited to be offering this salve concoction. This came from a wonderful compilation of traditional and ancient recipes and healing practices used by the gypsies. So we don’t have an exact date on this, but suffice to say that it is old and an important healing method that was used with various gypsy healers. We have given it a new and updated name as the traditional receipt didn’t really have a name other than what they traditionally used it for.

Ingredients: Slippery Elm Bark, Witch Hazel, Raspberry Leaves, Elderflower, Honey, Nettle Leaves, Lard, Gum of Benjamin

Mrs. Bennet’s Anxiety Balm

if you are having feelings of nervousness, or uneasiness, about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Don’t worry- Mrs. Bennet’s Anxiety balm is here to help ease those worries and promote a sense of calm for your poor nerves. Our combination of Lavender, Myrrh, Bay, Valerian, Chamomile, Nettle, Pine, and Lemon Balm have been used to promote calming and a relaxation for centuries. This is our own recipe and we are happy to bring it to you.

Ingredients: Organic Bees Wax, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Lavender, Gum Ben, Myrrh, Bay, Valerian, Chamomile, Nettle, Lemon Balm, Pine

Rose Pomade Leave-In Hair Treatment 1934

Pomade is timeless. It has been the “go to” hair product for centuries. In our modern day, we are starting to see it comeback, but in the 1930’s Pomade was very important for both men and women. In addition, we see hair oils and brilliantines but soft pomade like this are an excellent way to scent the hair and keep that hollywood shine!

Ingredients: Rose Water, Fatty acids, Otto Rose Oil,

100% Pearl Powder est. 1826

Documented as early as the 19th century, pearl powder was “Only for the Curious and the Rich” as one 1826 recipe stated. While the century progressed away from face paint, more commonly seen as “the old regime” of cosmetics, pearl powder made shimmering waves with it’s luxurious sheen one can only obtain naturally from the classic elegance of pearls.

Pearl Powder benefits those who are acne prone or who have sensitive skin. By minimizing large pores and increasing elasticity of the skin, it is ideal for aging skin and most skin complexions.

Rose Cold Cream est. 1901

In 1901 natural beauty instead of heavy make-up was all the rage! Healthy and smooth skin with a porcelain glow and pink healthy cheeks- that is what women were after. White skin was en vogue so women protected their skin from the sun. This isn’t to say women didn’t wear any makeup. The popular cosmetics were found in natural colors, nudes, and soft shades with a lot of skin care products like cold cream.

While cosmetics took the back burner in this time period, Skin care was held above everything. Women would use cold creams on a daily basis for cleaning, moisturizing, softening the skin, and preventing chapping. Rose was one of the most favored cold creams because the Rose water works as a natural cleanser, toner, and has a wonderful light scent.

* This cold cream doesn’t have any modern emulsifying ingredients to keep things from separating. This is one reason historical creams were sold in small jars. If it separates It’s still completely usable, just stir it up.

Rose Water est. 1800

Rose water appears in recipe books from before the 18th century to after the 20th century. It is a timeless fragrance with many uses such as skin-enhancing benefits and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It also helps sooth irritated skin. It is said that Rose Water can help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue.Those with dry skin sometimes use rose water as a moisturizer. This lovely perfumed water and its healing, rejuvenating effects make rose water a potentially valuable addition to your skin care regiment. Rose water was the primary fragrance used during the 1800-1900’s.

Violet Water est. 1893

Violets can help relieve pain. It is an analgesic, expectorant and a decongestant, which makes it particularly helpful for any types of aches and pains. The smell of violets have been revered for centuries, but the flower itself can’t give off enough oil and when it does the smell doesn’t last long. Therefore, for centuries, oil has been extracted from the leaves and flowers but in addition, other violet smelling ingredients have been used like Orris Root. It is said that true violet oil does not exist. And the violet/leaf oil does not carry the true violet smell. They both have different scents. The flower possesses a sweet powdery, woody-floral scent which is due to ionones in the flower. These ionones were first separated from Parma violets by Tiemann and Kruger in 1893. The discovery of ionones triggered the successful production of synthetic violet notes identical in scent. This means that before 1893 – using the oil produced by the flowers and leaves, one was not able to obtain the exact violet flower scent. After 1893 Violet waters, perfume, cosmetics, and toiletry products became very popular with the introduction of synthetic violet. Our violet water is post 1893. We bring you the true scent of Violets just like the 20th century women loved.

Use this for perfume, bath water, linens, room freshener, and so much more!

Orange Floral Water est. 1591

Orange Flower water is one of the best-known waters with a light Flowery Citrus Scent, it is liked by both men and women. It can be used as cologne, perfume, room freshener and more. Try some in your bath water for a truly heavenly experience.

Orange Flower water is documented as being used by Cleopatra and in Sicily by the fourteenth century as a scent for household linen. It has been a popular staple throughout history. By the 18th Century it was being used for the household, cooking, and for the body. Many of the historical recipes from the 18th century through the 19th Century are the same for making Orange Flower water. In the 19th Century women tented towards very flowery scents and Orange Flower Water was one that still could be purchased and worn by either sex.

Marie Antoinette LOVED Orange floral water and was said to have loved to perfume herself, and to scent her linens with Orange flower Water. She also used it in her cosmetics and in many of her rooms. She even cultivated bitter orange trees solely for the purpose of producing this lovely smelling water.

Lavender Water est. 1865

Lavender water appears in recipe books over the centuries from before the 18th century to after the 20th century. It is a timeless fragrance with many uses. This recipe is from 1865.

Historically,  this recipe is used for many things, everything from perfume, to room fresheners, bug spray, and linen sprays. Recipes for Lavender Water have been used for centuries dating back to Egyptian times.

Florida Water est. 1865

Given the label, ” The Universal Perfume”, the name refers to the Fountain of Youth said to be located in Florida.

Florida Water is a perfumed spirit which became popular in 19th Century North America. They say it was what lavender and Eau-de-cologune was to Europe. Although both the Germans and English had their own brand-name of Florida Water, it was more popular in America. Once you try it you will be hooked.

The label is based off of original labels from 1865.

The first Florida water known in the US dates to the early 1800’s. It was well known before 1830. By 1830 it was already available in most Perfumery, Druggist and Pharmaceutical houses in America which usually produced their own. This means that Florida Water’s recipe varied somewhat. It was only in the late 19th century that the bottles were standardized for all Florida Water. Previously to that Bottle designs also varied which is why it is hard for researchers to pinpoint the exact date of Florida Water’s beginnings.

Historical Excerpts:
1. In 1840 Eliza Leslie directed her readers: “On the Toilet table keep always your dressing-case, your bottles of Cologne, Florida Water, etc.. and a large pincushion.”
2. In 1864 the circular of a Philadelphia drug and chemical wholesaler included Florida Water in an assortment of sizes listed under, ” Lists of Drugs and Medicines which should be Purchased by a Country Store keeper.”

Florida Water was used by both men and women as a toilet requisite. it was used as a cordial and stimulant, as well as a breath freshener, Cologne, body spray, bath water, perfume for the body and handkerchief, sick room refresher and much more. Victorian etiquette manuals warned young ladies against the “offensive” impression made by a strong perfume, but Florida Water and Eau de Cologne were recommended as appropriate for all, along with sachets for scenting the linen and fresh flowers in the corsage. Large quantities were also used by barbershops as cologne and aftershave. In the 1880s and 1890s Murray & Lanman Florida Water was advertised as “The Richest of all Perfumes” and “The most Popular Perfume in the World”.

Ladies Face Toner est. 1778

This facial toner was a great example of what was to come and the early push away from the heavy cosmetics of the early 18th century to the new more natural cosmetics and introduction to the new idea of “lotions” of the late 18th century.

Directions: Apply with a cotton ball once or twice a day to cleanse and tone the face.

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