Spring got a head start this year. Winter in Maryland could best be described as an extended autumn. The only measurable snowfall happened before Halloween, and my new winter coat still has its tags attached. But who’s complaining? After the holidays, I’m ready for Mother Nature to roll out spring's buds and blossoms.

blue crab and black eyed susan felted soapsDespite the urge to soak up the January sunshine, we kept ourselves very busy over the past few months. We are very excited to bring two brand new product lines this spring to our online store: artisan felted goat milk soap and eco-friendly bath accessories. We are also delighted to offer several new goat milk soap scents that are as inspired by folklore and historical traditions as by springs blooms and blossoms.

Visit out our New Products Spring 2012 page to see our new offerings. Here’s what’s in store:

New Goat Milk Soap

Just as every person has a backstory, so do the products we use. At The Old Colony Company, we channel our interests in history and folklore into everything we make, and enjoy sharing these stories with you. Our newest line of goat milk soaps each have a fascinating backstory: a source of inspiration or special cultural significance. We hope you are also inspired by these creations:

  • Absinthe - a tribute to this notorious drink is making a comeback
  • Jasmine - as true to this heavenly, sacred blossom as you will find
  • Linden Blossom - fresh, fruity blossom is a symbol of love, justic and peace
  • Orange Vanilla - think creamscile for adults - a traditional spring and summer favorite
  • Sea Oats - inspired by the life and lore on North Carolina’s Outer Banks
  • Tobacco - experience the uniquely masculine scent of fresh tobacco
  • White Windsor - a popular 19th century herbal soap is poised for comeback

Eco-Friendly Bath Accessories

soap on a handcrafted ceramic soap dishWe have included our hand knit bath essentials set in our gift sets since we opened our doors last year. Now by popular demand, we are pleased offer you the ability to individually purchase our full and expanding line of bath accessories and essentials.

Our bath accessories line embodies our mission to support local economies by engaging the skills of local and resident artists, craftspersons and family farms. Achieving this mission involves a healthy respect for the environment through the use of organic, renewable and sustainable materials. From our genuine cedar soap decks to our hand knit bamboo and organic cotton washcloths, our bath accessories are made from materials grown and produced in the USA.

Felted Goat Milk Soap

Last month, we introduced you to Woolly Bullies, our line of felted goat milk soap. We couldn’t be happier or more grateful with the reception from our customers. These are a labor of love for us. We have added a few more designs to our gallery, including Maryland Blue Crab, Black Eyed Susans (Maryland state flower) in honor of our home state.

More to Come …

As we ramp up for spring and summer festivals and markets, we will be premiering new products, soaps, and handcrafted home goods. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter (below) to be first to know about upcoming events, new products, and qualify for exclusive give-aways and special valuies.