Blue Jewel Handcrafted
Blue Jewel Handcrafted is a small business located in Upland, California just below the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Blue Jewel Handcrafted was started by Selma and she has been formulating and making skin care, salves and balms with therapeutic value, and handmade soaps for several years. She is devoted to researching ingredients, different plants and herbs, and various botanicals and how they all work together so that she can make the best products for you. She strives to create skin care and body products with a minimal number of ingredients and that are natural or are derived from nature. If this is important to you, then you’ve come to the right place!
She is committed to using sustainable ingredients in all of her products, including her handmade soaps, that are good for the skin and the environment. She uses the cold process method of soap making, where sodium hydroxide (or lye) is added to oils in a very precise mix, which then saponify, or turn to soap, through a chemical reaction. Soap cannot be made without a caustic, like lye, but rest assured there is no lye in the finished product. Once the oils have been saponified, no lye remains. She uses the best quality oils derived from plant sources (like olive oil, coconut oil and mango butter, to name a few) to make her soaps, and you will feel the difference on your skin. Her soaps are creamy and nourishing, cleansing but not drying, and feel so good! You’ll find only the most natural of ingredients in her soaps and body care products, because that’s what she is about – making all natural products that are safe to use without having to think about what’s in them.