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Moonacre Soaps at ArtWalk

Article Published: Jul. 2 | Modified: Jul. 2
Moonacre Soaps at ArtWalk

Sandra McCartney’s made-from-scratch, all-natural soap is now available at ArtWalk in Boone.

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This week, ArtWalk is cleaning up its act with Moonacre Soaps by Sandra McCartney.

McCartney began Moonacre Soaps soon after giving her daughter a melt-and-pour soap kit for Christmas in 2011. McCartney ended up using the kit herself, when her daughter proved to be less than interested, and giving away the soaps as gifts.

One day, while pouring the soaps, McCartney read the list of ingredients, many of which she could not pronounce. Realizing that she didn’t want her loved ones using that many chemicals, she took back all of the soap she had handed out and set out on a mission to create the purest, most natural soaps possible.

McCartney learned everything she could about oils, essential oils and botanicals to aid her craft. Only therapeutic essential oils are used in Moonacre Soaps, because fragrances will destroy skin cells, McCartney said, while oils have properties to help skin perform its natural functions.

McCartney believes that made-from-scratch is about carefully choosing one’s ingredients “to create a product that is as wonderful and magical as it is perfect for everyday use.” As such, she said the mission of Moonacre Soaps is “making humanity cleaner, healthier and chemical-free one bar at a time.”

Moonacre Soaps can be found on the main floor at ArtWalk, located at 611 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-9998, or visit

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