Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mountain Crafted new product return policy.

We at feel that we have the finest return policy in the industry!
You can return the complete order or a part of the order for replacement or refund up to 30 days after receiving your order. We at Mountain Crafted require no reason for your
request. We feel that if you for whatever reason are not satisfied with our products or service, then we ourselves are not satisfied and you deserve a replacement or refund.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Refillable Plastic Sleek Pocket Inhalers

We at Mountain Crafted are now able to offer you these affordable refillable sleek plastic inhalers in a variety of 11 colors for the lowest price on the web of only $1.50 per unit!
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

My story of Wilber the Camel

Wilbur the Camel started off as a business adventure, but ended up turning into a nightmarish reality.  Its concept originally was introduced to me while I was having breakfast at Hog & Dog a restaurant located in the small farm town of Erwin, Tennessee where I reside.
I remember the morning of question as if it was only yesterday.  I was sipping on my first cup of coffee for the morning and up come David Dixon.  He works at the local bank as the Loan Officer.  David with his coffee and ham biscuit seated himself across from me.  "Good Morning David?"  I greeted while blowing across the top of my coffee cup to cool it as he was settling in his seat.  David a thin wiry fellow with horn rimmed glasses that looked to be too large for his face asks, "Hello Barry how's business?"  "Well we’ve had a good month so far, but of course it could be better.”  I replied while sitting my coffee cup back on the table.  "Barry I believe I've found something that can really make a difference with your business of and it will also be a way to put this town on the map."              
This is where I should have stood, paid my bill and left!  I watched as David sat an old battered briefcase on the table, opened it and extracted from what I could tell was a magazine.  He started thumbing through the pages while at the same time taking a bite of his ham biscuit.  I noticed that each time he chewed his glasses would rise up and down on his nose.  Finally he got to the page in the magazine that he wanted, turned the magazine around to face me, and then slid it across to my side of the table.  “Read that.”  He commanded while pointing his bony finger on the page.
The first thing I noticed at the top of the page in large letters was, "Jeckos exotic animals, Cypress City, California."  Also in brilliant color there were pictures of elephants, monkeys of all kinds, snakes, camels and other of God’s creatures which I’ve never seen or couldn’t began to give their names.  I looked up from the magazine to David; there he was with a huge grin on his face like he had just found the largest watermelon in the patch.  With him being a Bank Loan Officer, I figure he’s schooled and able to read facial expressions.  Because I’m sure mine was of astonishment and of a questioning nature.  “What do you think?”  He asks as he finished off his last bite of ham and biscuit. 
I glanced back at the magazine article and said, “It looks like a nice article to me.  The pictures are in good clarity and colors.  Some of these animals in here I’ve never heard of, but as a whole, I’d say it’s quite impressive.  Why?  Does the bank have something to do with this company?”  “No, not atall.”  David exclaimed while removing the napkin from his shirt collar and leaning back in his chair.  He went on to say with an expression of intense seriousness, "I think you should invest in one of these animals.  I’ve thought about this quite extensively, and feel that maybe one of those camels would fit the bill.  Just think, you would be the proud owner of the only camel in these here mountains.  You could ride it during our apple festival, or it could even be the high school mascot.”              
The only appropriate word that can summarize my response to what he had said would be the word speechless.  He continued, “Just think, you could have your company name on the saddle blanket.  Bet you didn’t know that camels have saddles, did you?  I’ve done quite a bit of research already about camels.  Why you won’t have to water the creature but once a month.  You could even give the little children rides.  I’ve already talked to Miss Bishop; she said she knows how to make an outfit just like the ones they wear over there in camel land.  You’ve got enough property needed to keep a camel, and there’s nothing in that old barn of yours.  If you tied that camel up in front of your business, I guarantee you would have to shoo people away like flies.”
Two months later a large tractor-trailer pulled onto my property and backed up to my cattle loading pen.  A heavy set driver and his helper climbed out of the cab of their truck and approached me.  “Are you Mister Carver?”  The driver of the truck asks.  “Yes I am, glad to meet you.”  I answered while trying to sneak a peak of what was in the back of their trailer.  “Good, I didn’t think we were ever going to find you way back in these mountains.  You’ll need to take a look at this varmint, and I’ll need you to sign this invoice.”  The driver said as his helper started untying straps, which were holding the back doors of the trailer shut.
I was going to respond to the driver, when all a sudden I heard something that sounded like a bear with its foot caught in a trap or a hog in heat.  Without saying a word the driver pushed his clipboard with the invoice into my hands and started running to the rear of the trailer shouting to his helper.  “Elmer, don’t you unhook that last strap yet…” Then I watched in amazement as the rear doors of the trailer exploded open, and the helper named Elmer flew backwards in mid air for at least 5-feet.  I arrived at my loading pen fence just as Elmer was diving and digging his way under the bottom rail to our side of the fence.  Then I caught my first glance at Wilbur the camel.  He was big, real big along with being hairy and ugly.  I’ve seen camels on TV and in books all my life, but I didn’t know they were so large and ugly. 
The driver was helping up and brushing the dirt off Elmer.  I froze in terror as Wilbur came running toward us.  Man that thing had long legs, and you should have seen those big pads on its feet.  The driver grabbed me by the arm and pulled me back from the fence line just in time for me to Miss Wilbur’s teeth.  “I don’t think that varmint cares much for riding in the back of a trailer.”  The driver expressed as he was opening a door on the side and toward the front of the cattle trailer.  He commented, “In here is your gear and other items you will need.  I have two fifty pound bags of camel chow, a bridle, and the weirdest looking saddle I’ve ever seen.  Oh Elmer, get that cassette tape out of the cab of the truck.”
After all the feed and gear were stacked in my barn and the invoice signed, the tractor-trailer left.  I looked in the pasture and Wilbur was lazily investigating my pond.  This is when I decided to listen to what was on the cassette tape.  I inserted the cassette and pressed the play button.  The first I heard was someone speaking with bird sounds and such in the background.  “We at Jeckos exotic animal’s want to first thank you for your business.  We know you are going to be proud of your new exotic animal.  Your particular animal has been groomed and trained by one of the most highly rated professionals in the business.  We at Jeckos don’t just obtain any animal that comes our way; we ourselves are very particular on the ones we choose.  Jeckos animals must be in excellent health and intelligence before they’re accepted into our program.  On this cassette you’ll find everything you will ever need to control your animal.  The commands for your specific animal are given in the language of the originating country your animal is from.”
Well neighbor, I don’t know about you, but it’s about all I can do to speak the Kings English, much less something that is spoke over in camel land.  When I listened to the commands, it sounded like some of that new Punk Rock Music being played backwards.  I tried to repeat some of the commands, but I would have to un-hinge my tongue to speak it.  I played it to my Dog Jayboo, haven’t seen him in two days now.  I played it to my Cat Miss Clare; I’m worried that she now is sterile.  I grabbed up the tape player and headed for the pasture.  I think I made a big mistake though; I was playing it to myself as I walked by the chicken coop.  Don’t know if the chickens are going to lay now or not.  When I got to the fence line closest to Wilbur, I again pressed the play button.  The commands came out like the sounds you hear at a Voo Doo dance.  Wilbur raised his head and tail, and then deposited some un-needed fertilizer where he was standing.  I made a mental note of that command that one wouldn’t do during the apple festival parade or a school game, no sir, not at all.
I played another command, and to my surprise, Wilbur squatted down on his stomach right where he was standing.  Now we were getting somewhere!  I wish you could have been there; Wilbur looked so peaceful and contented chewing his cud without a worry in the world.  I tell you this, if my chaw tasted as good, as what ever Wilbur was chewing looked to me, I would chew my chewing tobacco while I slept at night.  This went on for awhile longer.  I played a command and Wilbur instantly stood.  I played another one and he lowered his front legs and head.  I played some others but didn’t notice any change in him at all.  I was one proud camel owner as I was walking back to the house.
Now folks everything went just fine for a couple of weeks.  Old Jayboo came back, and Wilbur got to where he would follow me around like a new puppy.  There was one instant where Jayboo got to close and Wilbur kicked him so hard that Jayboo landed at least 10 feet away.  I kept playing those commands from my tape player and good old Wilbur would squat, stand and bow on command.  People started coming to see the camel, even from other counties.  It got to the point to where I couldn’t get any work done around the place.  People wanted to see the camel and wanting me to stand by Wilbur so they could take pictures.
One afternoon I was spreading hay onto the barn floor when I heard a car driving up.  I looked out the barn door and saw that it was Miss Bishop from town.  She was getting out of her car with a bundle in her hand.  She walked up to my back porch spotted me in the barn and yelled, “Barry, you come on out of there, I need to see you for a minute.”   With this said she opened my screen door and went into the house.  When I got to the house, Miss Bishop had the brightest colored garments lying all over my living room furniture.  At a closer glance I noticed that it all looked like women’s silk unmentionables.  I picked up something that had to be the reddest red I’d ever seen.  “Miss Bishop what is all of this stuff?  If this is what I think it is, you ort not be laying it out in front of me.”
Miss Bishop, a dear old lady in her late 60’s or early 70’s, heavy built, snow white hair and with a pair of bifocals which always rested on the end of her nose turned a light shade of red.  She said, “Now Barry, those are not what you think they are.  This is your camel land outfit that David asked me to make for you.”  At that she opened a bag and took out a round ball of purple cloth with a huge red stone pinned to it.  “This took a bit to make.  I had to go to the library and look at pictures in some books so I could get an idea how to make it.  It’s called a turban.”
Now friend’s it didn’t take but a split second for me to come to the realization that I wasn’t about to put on this rainbow colored attire.  But one look at Miss Bishop and my defenses were shattered.  I saw that her lower lip was quivering and the starting of tears forming in her eyes.  So I gathered up all the colored material and stepped into my bathroom.  It took a while, but I finally figured out what went where.  When I stepped out of the bathroom there was Miss Bishop smiling with pleasure.  I felt like I was ready to clime out of somebody’s magic lamp and start granting wishes. 
I had on the reddest oversized britches I’d ever seen, a green shirt with sleeves large enough that if I jumped off the top of the house, I could have took flight, and a jacket that was so blue that it watered my own eyes.  She had also given me this white 20-foot long strip of silk that was about 10 inches wide, that I was to wrap around my waist.  Then come that purple skullcap that she called a turban with that gaudy red stone that was at least as big as a half-dollar.  Miss Bishop looked me up and down, then back up to the turban.  She frowned and remarked, “Barry it’s beautiful.  But honey I forgot all about some shoes.  I saw some in the books that I was looking at in the library, but they looked like slippers with long pointed toes that curled up at the end.  I don’t know if I could make something like that.”
I remarked, “Ah Miss bishop, don’t you worry about shoes, I’ve got just the thing.”   I went into my closet and after some digging around I found my old 1960 pair of sandals which had the Good Year tire tread soles.  Miss Bishop jumped for joy.  She exclaimed, “Now Barry you look just like someone from over there in camel land.  I would like for you to come on into town with me, I want to go to the bank and show David.”   I swallowed hard and quickly stated, “Well Miss bishop, I would love to go into town, but I’ve got to finish what I was doing in the barn for the camel.  It’s all most time for the animals feeding and watering.  Maybe I can make it to town in a day or two.”
Another uneventful week passed, feeding Wilbur, entertaining people that came to see the camel and running my business.  Saturday afternoon an old friend of mine named Benney came by to hang out awhile.  We both were standing out by the barn watching Wilbur chewing his cud.  When Benney asked, “When you going to get up and ride that critter?”  This caught me off guard; I hadn’t even given it a thought.  Why I was contented in feeding Wilbur and standing for pose while people took pictures.  I looked at Benney and remarked, “You know, I haven’t even thought about riding him.  Another problem is that I’m not sure if I can figure out how to put that saddle on him.”   Benney always being the practical one, suggested, “Well, let’s drag out that gear and get to figuring it out.  You know that the purpose of you getting that critter was to ride in parades and to help with your business.  He’s not doing you any count no how just sitting around here.”
We drug out the camel gear and piled it up at the barn door entrance.  I looked over to where Wilbur was; he was lying on his stomach chewing his cud without any worry in this world.  Benney asks, “All right, we’ve got all the gear, how you gonna get that critter over here?”  “Benney you must think your dealing with an amateur or something.”  I stated while stepping back into the barn to retrieve my tape player.  ”Watch this, with this, Wilbur will do anything I want him to do.”  I pressed the play button and some gibberish command played.  Wilbur instantly stood.  “What I tell you?  He will do what ever I want with this cassette tape playing.”   I played another command, and Wilbur did the fertilizing trick again.  “Oh, sorry about that, I really need to erase that command.”  I then got a bucket with some camel chow and called Wilbur.  He slowly came over while eyeing Benney.  “Benney, I’m not sure if he likes you or not.  Stay back a little, because this guy can kick harder than any mule I’ve ever seen.”
Benney bent down and picked up the bridle.  He held it up and said, “Man look how long the straps are on this thing.  I guess this metal piece here goes in his mouth.  Do you have a command on that tape that will make him open up his mouth?  Cause I’m telling you right now, I ain't getting anywhere close to it.”  This surely did present a problem.  I wasn’t sure, but I didn’t believe there was a command that would make Wilbur open his mouth.  I took the bridle from Benney and looked at that big mouth.  Wilbur was watching every move I made.  It took a few minutes for us to figure out how the bridle was supposed to be put on.  I held the bridle in my left hand and started stroking the side of Wilbur’s jaw with my right.  To my surprise he opened his mouth as if we had been doing this all along.  I quickly slid the medal part of the bridle into his mouth and started to fasten the leather straps. 
Benney totally amazed bent over and stared into Wilbur’s mouth.  “Barry that’s got to be the nastiest mouth I’ve ever seen, and look at that ugly tongue.  Does that nasty tongue go above or under that medal bar?”  I looked at what he was talking about and figured that we had it right.  “I believe this is the way it goes.  You might ort not be talking about how ugly Wilbur is, don’t know if he knows what you’re saying or not.”  “I thought he only knew that camel land language?”  Benney remarked while retrieving the saddle blanket from the barn.  “I suspect you’re right, but he can’t help how he looks, and I’m kind-a getting a liking to the fellow.”  I said as I took the blanket from Benney and looked at those humps.  “Where you reckon this blanket goes?  Does it go in-between them humps, in front or behind?”  Benney bent over to his right, spit out a stream of tobacco juice, stared at the humps while slowly chewing.  He said, “Well, don’t rightly see how that weird saddle could fit behind those humps, and don’t see how it could fit in front, so I’d say it’s gotta go in the middle.”
The next problem was that there was no way we were going to put a saddle on this camel with him standing up like he was.  But if I had him to lie down, then how were we going to get the straps under that fat belly?  I informed Benney of my dilemma.  I should have known that he would come up with an immediate solution.  Friend’s, always try to surround your self with intellectual people.  It makes life so much easier. 
Benney asks, “You gotta latter?”  Now I’m not going into detail about what we went through trying to put that saddle on.  I don’t think I have enough writing paper to explain all of it.  It took us both at least an hour before we were able to figure which was the front and which was the rear of the saddle.  Then we had the problem of tightening the belly straps. 
I told Benney that I’d seen on cowboy movies how they would knee the horse in the belly while tightening the straps.  I told him they did that because the horse would swell up his stomach with air, and if you didn’t knee him in the stomach, that after you got on the saddle and the horse expelled air, the saddle would be lose and you would fall off.  Well all of this sounded correct to me, even Benney stated that it sounded scientific to him.  When I kneed Wilbur while tightening up the straps, it took us over an hour to re-catch him, and Benney got kicked in his upper leg in the process.
Folks I’m going to finish this about Wilbur here in a bit, because the floor nurse told me that I’ll be going back down stares to therapy soon.  After we caught Wilbur and brought him back to the front of the barn, then we were concerned about how a body is supposed to get up on a camel.  I was thinking on how to get aboard and then remarked to Benney, “I reckon there’s only two ways of going about this.  Either get on the barn roof and jump into the saddle, or get the ladder and climb on.” 
Benney hadn’t said a word or even moved in the last few minutes.  All he did was stare at that saddle and chew on his plug of tobacco.  I tell you neighbor; remember what I said about surrounding yourself with intelligent people.  Benney suggested, "Why don’t you get that tape player?  I believe there was one of those mumble jumble commands that will make this critter lie flat on the ground.  Then all you have to do is walk over and climb in.”  Now it makes a fellow proud to have a friend like Benney.  I got the tape player and pressed the play button.  Sure enough, OLE Wilbur just flopped down on his stomach while chewing his cud, without a worry in this world.  I handed the tape player to Benney and walked over to inspect the saddle.
Getting into the saddle wasn’t any trouble at all.  Wilbur didn’t act like he cared one way or the other.  He just glanced back at me without any expression and kept chewing his cud.  Benney said, “I’m going to play one of these commands and see if that critter will stand.”  He pressed the play button and up we came.  It sure did feel funny way up there.  Not anything like being on horseback.  I grabbed up the long straps to the bridal and figured I was ready.  Benney said, “You look mighty funny way up there.  I’m going to play another one of these commands and see if we can get that critter amoving.”  Now what happen after this is a little foggy to me. This pain medicine that the doctor has me on don’t help much. 
Benney played a command and sure enough Wilbur started slowly walking.  I remember how it felt mighty funny bouncing up and down as he walked.  I found out that a camel don’t ride like a horse.  It’s more like a continuous bouncing up and down.  I heard somewhere that people over there in camel land put bags of goat milk on their camel and after they ride around awhile, it's churned and ready for butter.  All was going fine until Benney played another command.  This time Wilbur sped up.  I shouted out to Benney, “Hey he’s moving on right along, don’t you reckon we need to slow him down now?”  Benney yelled back that he agreed, and that he was going to see if he could find the command that would slow us down.  I vaguely remember Benney playing another command.  Because now Wilbur was at full gallop, if that’s what you call it.
Wilbur ran the length of my land, turned around and was headed back toward the barn and Benney going flat out.  I just do remember what happen next.  Right as we got along side of the barn, Benney pressed the play button and played another command.  Wilbur stopped on a dime!  I mean he didn’t take another step, just out of no where it was as if he had hit a brick wall.  Then from what Benney’s told me, Wilbur didn’t only stop dead still while in full stride, he also lowered his front legs and head.  Benney said that I was actually flying there for a minute, and he said that he didn’t know that I knew how to turn full flips in mid air like I did.  I remember landing on my back and sliding about 10-feet before I stopped.  Then out of no where Wilbur ran up to me.  He bit me on my arm, and then spit in my face!  I do remember him spitting on me; it was like getting stung by a mess of bees.  To top it all, he stepped on me as he was running off.
The doctor says that I should be getting out of here in a couple of weeks, and that it will take awhile and a lot of therapy but my back should heal nicely.  Now as for Wilbur, Benney told me that the truck picked him up last week and he should be back at Jeckos by now.  I’ve changed banks and sold my business.  I plan to grow flowers, and don’t particularly care to have anyone around me who is intelligent.
Written by Barry Carver
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 now has Peaches & Cream!

Drift away to total aroma enchantment with this beautiful fragrance. We at added creamy coconut milk to sun ripened peaches and topped off all of that mouthwatering fragrance with fresh cream. This is a tantalizing treat for the senses.

Imagine this. Take a bowl of sun ripened slice Georgia Peaches; pour in milk until they are submerged. Sprinkle on shredded coconut and for the finishing touch, spoon a large amount of whipped cream on top. If you can picture this divine treat in your mind, you know what this fragrance smells like.

We have added this wonderful delight fragrance to our candles, room spray, liquid hand soap, whipped shea butter and all of our bath & body products. Drop by and give Peaches & Cream a try, we guarantee you will be glad you did! now has Peaches & Cream!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 now has Bananas & Cream

Here is a simple fact. When you add sweet ripened bananas smothered in heavenly rich thick cream the ending results are products that you cannot get enough of.

WARNING: any of our products with this fragrance will have you searching in your cook book for a bananas and cream pie recipe, or having you to travel for miles to obtain a pie.

LEGAL NOTICE: Mountain Crafted or any employees of the same cannot be held responsible for midnight cravings of bananas & cream, tightening of clothing around the waist or deposits of whipped cream around the mouth or chin!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Why Should You Use Liquid Hand Soap?

You can now enjoy top of the line Liquid Hand Soap in a large assortment of our most popular synthetic fragrances. Its preservative complex is totally from plant sources.

We add Chamomile Flower Extract and Honeyquat in our soap which have been stated to moisturize. We have these in the beautiful 8 or 12 ounce Squat Boston Round pump bottles that not only are hard to tip over, but add elegance to your bathroom or kitchen counters.

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According to the Center for Disease Control it is stated that 80% of
all infections are spread by hands. Any hard surface at home can harbor germs and bacteria. The hands are one of the most frequent transmission routes for many types of infections because they come into direct contact with our mouth, nose and eyes. So, how can we combat this increasing problem? Practicing proper hand hygiene is the easiest way to help reduce infections and the spread of germs that can cause illness.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lowest priced of essential oil blends on the Web!
We at are excited that we have found a supplier of 100% pure therapeutic quality essential oil blends at wholesale prices so that we can pass along the savings to you!

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These Synergistic Blends are said to have the ability to evoke a calming atmosphere and a feeling of relaxation from a stressful day. Some of these oil blends have been noted to have the properties to help energize your mind, and help create an aromatic mood to spend with a special person. History states that Essential oils have been used for thousand of years to help promote emotional, physical, and spiritual healing.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Apples & Maple Bourbon are now on

DagNabitt, we've gone and brought another delightful apple fragrance in our candles and room spray line! But we believe this one you will enjoy. This pleasant fragrance reminds me of an apple maple bourbon dessert.

When you take the aromas of fresh plump Macintosh apples, add Kentucky Bourbon then sprinkled in crushed cinnamon, you end up with a wonderful blend of apple with woody base note.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

What is Whipped Shea Butter?

We at are excited that we can now offer our proprietary creamy whipped shea butter in a large assortment of fragrances for your enjoyment!

We use only Natural Shea Butter. It is fair trade and harvested by women farmers producing the products to sustain their families in Africa. It has been filtered for impurities & is the creamy butter extracted from the seeds (nut) of the Karite Tree. It has a high fat content and this butter appeals to all skin types and is especially useful in mature or dry skin.

Shea Butter has been prized for thousands of years for its excellent source of Vitamins A, E and F. Naturally highly concentrated, it is the natural and economical choice to replenish your dry skin and help it TO feel softer. Also has been stated to help remove stretch marks and scarring. Give it a try today, we guarantee you will enjoy the way it leaves your skin soft and silky feeling!

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Do you like Lemon Pound cake?

We at guarantee that you will find this to be the most authentic smelling lemon pound cake fragrance to be found within the industry. We now carry this fragrance in all our bath & body products, room spray, liquid hand soap, whipped shea butter & candles. Myself, I enjoy it most believe it or not, in our goat's milk soap!

To give somewhat an idea of this aroma, take fresh sun ripened lemons that are baked into a light, fluffy cake with vanilla extract, rum, and tonka bean topped with a powdered sugar glaze.

This is an incredible bakery aroma that has a very strong throw and is long lasting. It has the capability to fill any home or office with its scent and has everyone who comes in contact with its fragrance craving their own slice of lemon pound cake!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Why Use Mountain Crafted Goat's Milk Soap?

The question again is why should you use Mountain Crafted goat's milk soap over the commercial brands offered? Chemically speaking this topic can get quite in depth. I'll try to summarize the facts in a simplified manner that I can even understand! In some commercial brands of soaps harsh chemicals are used in their production. One chemical is detergent. This little jewel comes in many different names and forms and some have the ability to strip away your natural moisturizing body oils and leave your skin dehydrated. We might want to leave detergents to washing our cars. When you purchase commercial soap, does it say the word (SOAP) on its label? If it doesn't then the odds are it is not soap but is detergent. You may see them labeled as beauty bars or cleansing bars. Reason for these names is because the law says that detergents cannot be named and sold as soap. Three Cheers for the soap governing law! I would almost have to write a novel to list the chemicals in many commercial brands of soaps. some are used in industrial cleaning applications, the coloring of house paint, stripping grease, used in hydraulic fluid, animal fat, salt, many different types of sulfates, petroleum products, parabensor or what I consider the granddaddy of them all, formaldehyde which is used for the preservation of biological specimens. I believe I'll stop there, just can't stomach too much more of those ingredients. So, I will list Mountain crafted goat's milk soap ingredients which are not nauseating. I suggest you search engine these ingredients in our soap and see the benefits for yourself why you should use this soap over what is purchased across the counter. Our goat's milk soap ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher, of vegetable origin), Goat's Milk, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol from berries, (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Soy bean protein (conditioner), Kaolin White Clay (Hardener), Titanium Dioxide (mineral whitener used in opaque soaps) and Fragrance. Goat’s Milk is stated to be high in protein and triglyceride content making it an excellent natural moisturizer. It contains vitamin A, B6, B12 and E as well as beta-casein which all help with to hydrate and nourish dry skin. Folks my main reason for this post of information is this. Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It has the ability to asorb through the pores whatever is applied to its surface. Please take note of the ingredients of bath and body products you use; that includes creams and lotions. Enjoy your bathing Barry... Mountain Crafted | It Just Makes Good Scents!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sweet Tooth Bundle of 10 Tarts

This preselected sweet tooth bundle of 10 tarts includes the fragrances without the calories of Bananas & Cream, Blueberry Cheesecake, Bubble Gum, Butterscotch Pudding, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake, Cotton Candy, Frosty Cocoa, Monkey Munchies and to complete these enticing treats we added a Peppermint Patty fragrant tart that smells of rich dark chocolate enriched with candy cane peppermint! You can find these bundles at: We at Mountain Crafted are delighted to be able to offer you these 10 premium preselected tart melt candles for only 85 cents each! Keep checking back, we soon will be adding a double dozen bundle at the unheard of price of only 79 cents per tart! Good Candling, Barry... Mountain Crafted | It Just Makes Good Scents!

Monday, November 18, 2013

What is the difference between Paraffin and Soy Wax?

First we need to clear up a misunderstanding about soy wax. All candle wax emits some amount of soot when used in a container candle; a candle that has a wick. The difference between paraffin and soy is that the soot emitted by paraffin candles is generally darker than the soot emitted by soy wax. It has been stated and even advertised that soy wax does not emit any soot at all. This statement is incorrect. The only time there is no soot from either wax is when used as a tart Candle and melted in a tart Warmer. This information below may help you to decide which candle wax you prefer. Most all candle wax today is non-toxic. It has gone through a refinement process and as far as known causes no health issues. So, what is the big deal about paraffin and soy wax? Well let's start off with paraffin wax. This wax is made from crude oil which is not a renewable source. Where soy is considered to be more environmentally friendly because it is made from a renewable source, the soy bean plant. The question is still, which candle wax do you want in your home? I will give a few pluses and minuses of each wax and maybe this will answer the ongoing question that many have been asking for years. Let's start off with paraffin wax. It’s Pluses: 1. This wax is noted for its ability to release a fragrance throughout your home or office more efficiently than soy wax. 2. When dye is incorporated in the wax, the end results are a deeper and truer color over soy wax which has a somewhat pastel color in its finished product. 3. Has been around for many more years and fragrance oils were first chemically blended especially for the use in paraffin wax. It’s Minuses: 1. Made from fuel oil production and even when refined we at Mountain Crafted still detect a hint of fuel oil smell when burning. 2. Gives off a black to brown soot. 3. When making candles this wax is a lot harder during clean up. 4. This wax has the probability to shrink as it cools and requires a second pour to leave a smooth surface. 5. In most cases it must be poured at a hotter temperature than soy wax. 6. Non-renewable. Once the crude oil is used up, there will be no more paraffin wax. Ok, so what about soy wax? It’s Pluses: 1. This is a renewable wax because it arrives from the soy bean plant. 2. Cleaner burning wax, meaning you do not smell the hint of fuel oil while burning a soy candle. 3. I did state that at the beginning the manufacturing of fragrance oils were more geared toward paraffin wax. Not so today, more and more research are being performed to have fragrance oils work as efficiently in soy wax as in paraffin. 4. Easier clean up when making candles or with a wax spill in your home. 5. This wax can be poured at a lower temperature. 6. In most cases this wax doesn't need a second pour to leave a smooth and flat surface on your candle. It’s Minuses: 1. Like its cousin paraffin it does give off soot. 2. When dye is incorporated in the wax, the finished product has a somewhat pastel color. 3. With some fragrance oils this wax is noted for its inability to release as strong a fragrance throughout your home or office as paraffin wax. 4. Soy wax can produce what is called frosting, which are tiny crystals that form on the top and sides of the candles when cooling. So, there you go, I hope some of this information helped you to decide which is the best product for your home or office. Our personal preference at Mountain Crafted is soy wax. To us, and this is only our personal opinion, soy candles seems to burn a lot cleaner than paraffin. Debra has a touch of asthma and seems to be able to handle the soy wax when I test new fragrances than she was able to handle paraffin. Again this is a personal choice, try both and decide what is right for you. Good Candling... Barry Mountain Crafted | It just Makes good Scents!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

What is a Tart Melt Candle?

What is known as a tart melt candle, Wax tart, Tart candle, Tart, heart melts and Melt tarts are in most cases the same. You can find our selection of tarts at: Depending on the company, they usually are around 1 ounce of wax which does not contain a wick and has fragrance and some with dye added. Which means no wick to light and no soot to be bothered with. Since these candles do not have a wick to light then a tart Melt candle Burner is used. These burners arrange from being an electric hot plate with a removable bowl, an electric burner that uses a light bulb for its heat source and a burner that uses a small unscented candle which is lit and placed beneath the bowl containing the 1 ounce tart. The heat from the candle will melt the bowl which will then melt the fragrant tart and allow it to throw its fragrance throughout the room it’s placed in. We prefer the electric hot plate with the removable bowl. reason is, no small candle to worry with catching something on fire, no bight light bulb filling the room with light and having to worry with replacement light bulbs. I use these 2 burners for testing new fragrances to find out if I want them in our line of candles or not. I make a batch of tarts when testing out a new fragrance. Reasonn being, I figure if the fragrance does not throw well with a tart, then I doubt it will do well with a candle with a wick. These candles with a wick are also known in the candle business as a (Container Candle). Another word you will hear in the candle business is the word (Throw). This word means how well the fragrance of any given candle fills a room. You have them with a light throw, medium and a heavy throw. Last please be careful where you purchase your candles from. Some fragrances have chemicals named Dibutyl Phthalate and Nitro Musk. These two chemicals have been stated to cause health problems, especially with pregnant women. Good candling and enjoy. Barry… Mountain Crafted | It Just Makes Good Scents!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Should I use Sulfate Free Shampoo?

Sulfates are used in body products for its lathering abilities. Sulfates have been known to cause irritation to those folks who have susceptible skin, such as those with eczema. If you suffer with this problem, you might want to try a shampoo which doesn't contain any sulfates. But, be aware that some hair conditioners and shower gels also contain sulfates. Here is a listing of the types of sulfates that are used in bath and body products, I've listed them in order of irritation. The first in this list is the most irritant and the last is the least irritant. Ammonia Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, TEA Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Myreth Sulfate. Sulfates have the ability to strip away your hair and body’s natural oils, causing over drying. Even people with the problem of very oily hair may wish to refrain from using sulfates. Reason is, yes the sulfate will indeed remove the oiliness, but, the over drying stimulates the scalp to produce even more oil. Requiring more frequent shampooing. This becomes an endless cycle of trying to maintain a balance. Individuals that might want to refrain from the use of sulfates are: Folks that are bothered with dandruff. Sulfates will exacerbate dandruff. Folks with chemical or color treated hair. Sulfates are known to strip and fade the color. African Americans. African Americans naturally have dryer and more brittle hair and may find the use of sulfate free hair products more beneficial. So, the choice is yours, use sulfates or sulfate free. What are your thoughts? Let us know your experiences with bath and body product with or without the use of sulfates. Thanks for reading, Barry Mountain Crafted | It Just Makes Good Scents!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Usages of Peppermint Essential Oil

First you need to know how pure your oil is and how it was extracted. Some essential oils are extracted by the use of chemicals and others are by steam distillation. The oils which are extracted with chemicals are what are called absolutes. We at do not use absolutes because there's always a trace element of the chemical left in the oil that was used to extract it. Another item to look out for when purchasing essential oils are what part of the World where they grow. We strictly use Peppermint Oil which was grown in India. Reason is that this oil has more of a candy cane fragrance and Works better in our bath & body products. I will give you some wonderful characteristics about Peppermint Oil and also some cautions about when and when not to use it.
Our Peppermint Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation, not by chemicals. This is a 100% pure therapeutic quality essential oil and is from India.
Characteristics: Its fragrance is like a stick of peppermint candy and is a strongly piercing, refreshing, and minty and has a very herbaceous aroma. It is said to help people become clear headed and refreshes the spirits. Stated to be helpful for people who are unable to concentrate or who have mental fatigue.
We have found this oil good for clearing sinuses and as an energizer in one of our inhalers. During cold season we place a few drops in a vaporizer at night when plagued with a stuffy head.
We personally use this oil for one of those aggravating headaches. We are not suggesting this openly for you to try, it is just what works for us. If I have a headache across the top of my forehead, temple area or at the back of my neck, I take a little oil on my finger tip and rub a small amount in the painful area and in seconds I can feel the pain leave. Again we make no medical claims here about this oil, this has not been proven with the FDA and if tried in this manner one should contact their doctor first.
Best avoided by pregnant women and nursing mothers as it may discourage flow of milk.
Look for this cooling and uplifting oil in our bath & body products, such as our Sulfate free shampoo, hair conditioner, shower gel, whipped shea butter, goat's milk soap, candles and room spray.
You can find this oil at
Choosing one of our essential oils or blends in a 5 ml amber glass bottle and one of our either sleek plastic or elegant aluminum pocket refillable inhalers will make that perfect unique gift!
If you have any other knowledge about this oil and uses please comment about it, we would love to know and would even post on our site for others to read and learn.
Thanks and hope to chat soon, Barry...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Refillable Aluminum Elegant Pocket Inhaler

We at Mountain Crafted are delighted that we can now offer this beautiful purple colored refillable aluminum elegant inhaler for only $7.95!
Folks, it took us over a year to find the right wholesaler for these aluminum inhalers.  We wanted to be able to offer essential oils and blends along with inhalers when we first opened this business.  Everywhere we searched we found these aluminum type inhalers costing in the range of $10.00 to $15.00 each depending on how many purchased and that did not include shipping.  The problem with the $15.00 inhalers is that the manufacture glued the bottom shell of their inhalers so that the inside glass jar cannot be unscrewed from its upper housing and be taken apart, cleaned and refilled. 
Well not so with our inhalers!  Our inhalers have a removable outer shell and a removable glass jar inside that can be cleaned and recharged with a new wick or cotton ball and your favorite essential oil. 
This inhaler can last for years.  The other types that are glued can only be used for a short period of time and have to be thrown away.  There goes $15.00 into the trash! 
We jumped for joy when we found our supplier for these refillable elegant aluminum inhalers.  The reason is we all here know how wonderful it is to be able to have a pocket inhaler with our favorite essential oil or blend with us and be able to use it at our discretion. 
Believe this, you will not find inhalers or essential oils more affordable anywhere else on the web, at these prices, order more than one and introduce the wonderful world of essential oils to all your family and friends!      
Also, these inhalers have been recently designed and manufactured.  We are on the waiting list for the many new colors that will soon be coming.  We will post them as soon as we have them in stock.  So, keep checking back from time to time.  But remember that this purple inhaler we now offer is the top of the line in quality and usability.  You will quickly notice how well built and designed it is when you receive it.
You can find these inhalers at:
We offer many different single essential oils & synergistic blends in our 5 ml amber glass bottles which come with an orifice reducer   and a lock cap.  At these affordable prices for these oils and inhalers, these inhalers along with a bottle of our essential oil make that absolute perfect gift!

Refillable Aluminum Elegant Inhaler

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Christmas Fragrance

If you enjoy an old fashion Christmas Tree fragrance then this Christmas Scotch Pine is what you have been searching for. 
You won't find this fragrance with many companies; it is a hard fragrance oil to obtain.  This tree is native to Europe and Asia, ranging from Scotland, Ireland and Portugal in the west, east to eastern Siberia, south to the Caucasus Mountains, and north to well inside the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia.  It is now being grown in North America for its usage as a Christmas tree because of its natural shape and fragrance.  
Not only does this fragrance oil throw excellently in our candles, but I myself love this fragrance in our goat's milk soap.  Folks don't let the name of this fragrance deter you from trying it in our bath & body products such as lotions and creams; reason is this has an unbelievable refreshing and uplifting aroma. 
I really can't say enough about this fragrance to do it justice, so I'll give you a list of what makes up this scent below.  But, I do guarantee that if you ever try this, you will be hooked like we are.
This fragrance has a warm earthy scent with mossy green base notes.  There are subtle hints of apple and peach which add lift to the woody fir balsam, spruce and cedar.  Altogether the scent is reminiscent of crisp; clean refreshing and lingering Christmas season scents on a cool morning!
Brighten up the holiday season with this wonderful fragrance.  Don't forget, do you have that hard to purchase for friend or love one?  Why not a gift selection from  You could start with a 4 ounce container candle, 8 ounce container or a bundle of tart melt candles.  Then add a bottle of our 100% plant based sulfate free shampoo, shower gel, hair conditioner, A large 5 ounce bar of our premium goat's milk soap, a pump bottle of our 100% plant based hand & body lotion, a jar of our 100% plant based rich body cream and finish off with a bottle of alcohol free room spray; All in the same fragrance!
Or even better, purchase them a Mountain Crafted Gift Certificate.  This way they can choose their own gifts!  With our Gift Certificate you have the choice to either E-Mail them your gift, or print out the certificate and mail it to them.  There is no minimum or maximum that you must purchase.  Purchase what your budget will allow!
Chat soon, Barry....

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New products on the site: New Christmas Tart Bundle

New products on the site: New Christmas Tart Bundle: This preselected Christmas Bundle of 10 tarts includes the holiday favorites of Christmas Cabin, Christmas Stockings, Frankincense & Myr...

New Christmas Tart Bundle

This preselected Christmas Bundle of 10 tarts includes the holiday favorites of Christmas Cabin, Christmas Stockings, Frankincense & Myrrh, Hansel & Gretel’s House, Holly Berry, Mistletoe, Peppermint, Pine Wreath, and Winter Wonderland and to top off these wonderful seasonal favorites we offer Strudel & Spice with its velvety rich vanilla that has been sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. 
We at Mountain Crafted are excited that we can offer you these 10 premium preselected tart melt candles for only 85 cents each!