Belle Terre Handmade Soaps at ArtWalk

Article Published: Dec. 22, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Belle Terre Handmade Soaps at ArtWalk

Belle Terre, a husband and wife team, is now offering handmade soaps and lip balms.

If you're looking for the perfect stocking stuffer, one of ArtWalk's newest vendors has a natural and organic option.

Belle Terre, a husband and wife team, is now offering handmade soaps and lip balms. Julia Gold and Wayne Parker, from Lincolnton, make their soaps and lip balms from home in small batches, which allows a high degree of quality control. They use batch tracking, which involves recording ingredients, temperatures and suppliers for each ingredient. At the completion of each batch, a sample is tested, by humans, not animals, to ensure quality.

Motivation for their business is their concern for natural living and sustainability. They only use the highest quality, organic ingredients without preservatives or colorants. In addition, their packaging is minimal and eco-friendly. Not only are these soaps and balms healthy for you, they are also healthy for your environment.

Their lip balm comes in vanilla or mint and is made from beeswax, organic coconut oil, honey and organic flavoring. The soaps currently in stock are Lavender Shea, Sugar and Spice, Lavender Oatmeal, Sweet Orange, Avocado and Winter's Eve. These are all made from organic olive, coconut and palm oils, organic essential oils, and a variety of other natural ingredients, such as honey and oats. The variety of flavors and scents are appropriate for use by both men and women.

Gold and Parker recently purchased six acres in Morganton, with the plan of expanding their apiary, constructing their own home, and gravitating toward a more sustainable lifestyle.

Belle Terre soaps and lip balms are located on ArtWalk's main level. With three and a half floors and more than 300 local, regional and national artists, ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. (across from Mast General Store) Boone, N.C. 28607. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (828) 264-9998, e-mail ( or visit

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