fall scented soaps with apples cider and spices

Island living guide to finding fall-scented handmade soaps

How to find fall-scented soaps when you live on an island

As the weather changes and we start to transition into the cooler months, some people living on a Caribbean island, even a US territory like St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, may begin to miss the familiar scents of fall. Leaves changing color, pumpkin spice lattes, and bonfires are just a few things that come to mind.

If you live on an island in the Caribbean or anywhere else in the world where you really can't notice a change in the seasons and weather stays pretty much the same year-round, it may be difficult to find handmade soaps that remind you of fall scents and being back home on the mainland USA where it seems like almost everything you buy during this time of year seems to come in a pumpkin-flavored, pumpkin-scented, or other fall-scented or flavored versions.

In this blog post, we'll give you a few tips on how to compare scented soaps so that you can find the perfect fall scented hand soap, no matter where you are in the world. Of course, these tips also work even if you are on the mainland USA and not on a tropical island in the Caribbean.

handmade pumpkin themed soap 

1. Narrow down options when buying handmade fall-scented soaps

There are thousands of soapmakers out there, so it's important to have an idea of what you're looking for before you start your search. Are you looking for a soap that smells like pumpkin pie or maybe a pumpkin spice soap? Or maybe you're wanting something with a more woodsy smell, like cedar or fir needles, so maybe a forest-scented handmade soap might be more to your liking. Once you've decided on a scent, you can begin to narrow down your options.

forest-scented handmade soap 

2. Read reviews before buying autumn-scented handmade soaps

Once you've found a few home made soaps that remind you of fall or autumn that fit your criteria, take some time to read reviews from other customers. This will give you a good idea of which soaps are delivering on their promises. Keep an eye out for repeated complaints or lack of fragrance as these could be signs that the soap is not up to par. If there are no reviews yet for that particular hand made soap then read the product description carefully to decide if you want to give that one a try. And read reviews of other soaps the company is selling to get an idea about customers' general impressions about the company's products.

handmade autumn-scented soap 

3. Ask friends or family to recommend a fall-scented soap

If you know anyone who has used handmade soap before, ask for their recommendations for their favorite soaps that remind them of the fall season. They may have used a nice handmade cranberry scented bar soap in the past that they loved and would be happy to share their experience with you.

fall themed handmade soap 

4. Take your time & get the perfect autumn-scented soap

Don't feel like you have to purchase the first soap you see. With such a wide variety available, it's worth taking your time to find one that's perfect for you. Plus, many soapmakers offer discounts if you purchase multiple bars at once, so it's worth considering trying out a few different types before making your final decision.

 apple cider apple and homemade soap


We hope this blog post has given you a few ideas on how to compare handmade soaps so that you can find the perfect one that reminds you of fall even if you are in 85-degree weather and there is no sign of any leaves changing color. Remember, there's no rush! Take your time, read reviews, and ask around for recommendations until you find a soap that reminds you of all the best parts of fall...even if you're not on the mainland USA anymore. If you are on the mainland USA or anywhere else in the world, then we hope this blog helped you with deciding how to buy fall-scented handmade soaps. Thanks for reading!

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