Blue Jewel Handcrafted is a small business located in Upland, California just below the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Some of my products are inspired by these very mountains.
My name is Selma and I've been formulating and making skin care, salves and balms with therapeutic value, and handmade soaps for several years. I'm self-taught and devote a good amount of time to researching ingredients, different plants and herbs, and various botanicals and how they all work together so that I'm making the best products for you. Using skin care and body products with a minimal number of ingredients that are natural or are derived from nature is important to me. If this is important to you, too, then you've come to the right place!
I'm committed to using sustainable ingredients in all of my products, including my handmade soaps, that are good for the skin and the environment. I use the cold process method of soap making, where sodium hydroxide (or lye) is added to oils in a very precise mix, which then saponify, or turn to soap, through a chemical reaction. Soap cannot be made without a caustic, like lye, but rest assured there is no lye in the finished product. Once the oils have been saponified, no lye remains. I use the best quality oils derived from plant sources (like olive oil, coconut oil and mango butter, to name a few) to make my soaps, and you will feel the difference on your skin. My soaps are creamy and nourishing, cleansing but not drying, and feel so good! You'll find only the most natural of ingredients in my soaps and body care products, because that's what I'm about - making all natural products that are safe to use without having to think about what's in them.
Every item in my online shop has been handmade, handcrafted or hand poured by me (with the exception of the soap dish and soap bag). It's a true labor of love. Soaps, salves and balms, and body care items are all made in small batches with high quality ingredients, using natural colorants and essential oils for scent.
You can also shop in person at the outdoor markets I vend at weekly. On Friday afternoons, you'll find me at The Gathering Craft Boutique at Victoria Gardens Mall in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and the Upland Farmer's Market in Historic Downtown Upland on Saturdays. While I strive to list every product I sell on my website, you will find a few things on my table that are not listed here. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook to see new products and information on where I'll be on a weekly basis. The links are on the home page.
Thank you for joining me on this journey of finding a natural alternative to your personal care routine. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]