Welcome to Good Horse Scents
Good Horse Scents - was created by necessity, curiosity and courage.
You see I (Connie Sue) love to create and make . . . and like most handcrafters, I wanted to make something that my whole family could use - husband, kids, parents, dogs, horses, extended family and friends love to make and to discover that I could take Appalachian history (making soap) and putting my spin on it.
I started in my kitchen and thankfully - I now have a designated soap room in my home where I can create our products. Each is made by hand, cut by hand, packaged and labeled by hand.
i began my journey in 2011 - making soap. You see I discovered that I had allergies and intolerances - to food - food that I had eaten my entire life - so through the process of discovery, I became aware that the products that I used on my skin - also caused "Dermagraphia" . . basically I can write on my skin with my fingernail. Itches like mad! but goes away within 20 minutes. So i went to plain - unscented products - then said - I can make that. So I began.
It is interesting having teenaged kids in the house - their friends always staying over - curious about what I was making - SOAP! Teenagers are exposed to the "stank" of fragrance oils - going to the mall and being exposed to the sights of Bath and Bodyworks, Hollister, Axe from their peers. I can't tolerate the overwhelming smells. - being outside on my farm - is my "happy place". Truly.
The use of essential oils for aromatherapy, development of handcrafted products that are safe for infants, toddlers, and families. My full time job is that of an Early Intervention - Occupational Therapist. My job is to coach families to aid their children in developing to their fullest potential. So you ask - what does this have to do with Good Horse Scents, LLC.? Well being a therapist is not easy - the toxic situations that we are exposed to daily is beyond stressful - and if its stressful for me a "functional adult" - what is it like for the kiddos? I had kids on my caseload that had been through up to 5 foster homes - they struggled to fo
What we offer: We offer naturally, nourishing products that we feel just makes “good horse sense." to use ingredients that you can pronounce - don't have to Google to figure them out - that God created - botanicals, herbs, natural oils and butters. The FDA does not regulate the term "natural" but we do . . .
We believe that -
Ingredients in our products are plant or animal based - not produced synthetically.
Yes - some of our soaps are made with animal fats - they are sustainable and readily available.
Artificial colorants are not used in our soaps. We use plant based colorants - and occasionally Micas, oxides and ultramarines that are sourced sustainable and naturally that make them safe for use in body and bath products.
We are moving into 2019 - and our third year - we are grateful and thankful to all of the support!!!
Whether you are an infant or aged - we have products for you.
You need to give us a shot - so that you can see if moving away from the mass produced - synthetic based products is right for you and your family.
About Us - how did we get started????
In 2011, I began researching ways to help my own family to begin to be chemical free, which many handcrafted soap and body product makers have done. We started making our own cold processed soap.
In 2011 I began making soap for my family. I wanted natural, simple products that were good for my skin and body. I liked to mix oils, fats ad butters to change the properties of the bar soap that we made.
I have taught many folks to make their own and taught Casey Jo how to make soap for her same interests and needs.
What we discovered was our ability to create all-natural, small batch high quality products that family and friends love and asked for more!!
We hope that you will enjoy our products as much as we do.
We live on a 33 acre farm in Milton, WV - Golden-Aire Farm, we raise and can our vegetables and I love to garden - so I started an herb garden. I harvest fresh herbs and dry them to use in our products. We want to bring our knowledge to you. We also enjoy Wildcrafting - choosing botanicals from nature for their God given values.
I also am a Recreational Therapist (CTRS) and an Occupational Therapist (OT) who works primarily with kids. I have had several children and their families that struggled with store-bought mass produced detergent based products - they were looking for better options. This is where we began researching and formulating lotions and salves that really was life changing to these folks.
I wear several hats and wanted to merge them together - I am a Master Gardener, avid horseman, nature lover, Young Living distributer, Mom, Wife, and daughter.
Jenny Boggess - my daughter - has grown up learning about the farm, nature, horses and being creative. She is beautiful, spunky and vivacious. She is responsible for many things - from setting up our Square account, decorating our Market Booths, packaging products, and developing products based upon her interests.
Casey Jo Carpenter - also grew up on a farm in Hurricane, WV. She is also an Occupational Therapist that works with adults. Finding products to help sooth aged skin and heal skin from allergic conditions/reactions is paramount. She makes a few of our bars, bath bombs and a whipped body butter.
The Rowe Family - Debbie, Katie and Grace - we are more that friends - we are family! They join us in making products, labeling and selling. You will see them at events.
Stacy Chapman - she is a dear friend who also helps in making our products and working our events.
It takes a village!