The Mohawk Valley Trading Company sent me an assortment of their products to review!
Here are the things that I had the opportunity to try:
Lavender Goats Milk Soap and Olive Oil Castile Soap
My skin is very dry in the winter but these handmade soaps are really gentle- I loved them!
From their website:
"The ingredients used in our handmade soaps are all-natural and we do not use synthetic or artificial fragrances, dyes, detergents, or preservatives. Our soap is made from goat’s milk and botanical sources such as vegetables, fruits, herbs, and nuts.
There is no need for extra chemicals and dyes; the honey, coffee, herbs, spices and natural essential oils give our soap its fragrance and color.
The 100% natural plant-based essential oils used in our handmade soaps are pure botanical oils that have been distilled or pressed from fresh herbs, spices, leaves, flower petals, citrus peels, and other naturally fragrant botanical materials.
Rather than using animal fat (tallow) our soaps are made with high quality goats milk, shea butter and natural plant oils including, organic hemp seed oil, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor bean oil, and avocado oil.
The use of synthetic-free and petroleum-free natural ingredients provides the unique qualities of our handmade soap."Beeswax:
A beeswax candle and beeswax bars.
There is something magical about the smell of beeswax products! From the Mohawk Valley website, their candles are "hand poured, hand dipped and made with 100% cotton wicks and 100% pure, all natural, unbleached, yellow beeswax produced by our bees in the USA."
I have been making my own body butter (which I love!) and I plan to try a new recipe that uses the beeswax bars soon.
Honey and syrup:
Raw Autumn Wildflower Honey, Raw Summer Wildflower Honey, and Maple Syrup
The two honeys are different from one another. The summer honey has a milder flavor but both are wonderfully flavorful and delicious- a world apart from the plain store-bought variety.
About the raw honeys:
"The Mohawk Valley Trading Company offers the highest quality raw honey we can produce; it has not been heated, filtered, blended or processed. All of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and aromatics are in the same condition as they were in the hive."
I love this honey in my current favorite breakfast: a smoothie made with frozen mixed berries, 1/2 banana, 1 cup organic yogurt, flax meal, a handful of greens, water, and a dash of vanilla stevia.
I think it would also be wonderful on toast or breakfast bread, added to oatmeal, on ice cream, in tea (or another hot beverage), in baked goods, or in anything that needs a little extra sweetness.
The maple syrup has a great deep maple vanilla flavor.
I used the syrup and the autumn honey together to make granola.
Next up for the syrup: pancake Saturday! Can't wait.
A huge THANK YOU to the people at the Mohawk Valley Trading Company for the chance to try these lovely products. I have honestly enjoyed (and am still enjoying) each and every one of them!
You can find these and more wonderful things on the Mohawk Valley Trading Company website (here).
**I received free products for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.