"Cynthia's products (Sweet Harvest Farms) have truly made a huge impact on my skin. I am a professional model and take care of my skin the most natural way possible.
Love the acne/ blemish bar with the brush to exfoliate after a long day photo shoot. I also am a huge fan of her lotions, which don't make me break out!
Lastly, the serum is my favorite, it has natural anti-aging powers and make my skin glow. Sweet Harvest Farms products are part of my daily routine."
~Daniela Brands - Fashion:Commercial/TV/Runaway Model
"I met the owner (CJ of Sweet Harvest Farms) one morning to buy a piece of furniture. It actually didn't work out but she started to tell me about her products. I have serious allergies to metallics, soaps, fragrances and have stopped using soap over 20 years ago! But before I knew it she had handed me a bag full of misc. goods. And so I went home and tired it. It is AMAZING! I'm back with soap....her soap! The Citrus Medley Lotion has become my favorite. I am almost out of the free goodies she gave me that day so I am placing my first real order and I would pay just about anything for it. I love it so much! No reaction, softer smoother skin...and clean! I recommend Sweet Harvest Farms products everyday ...all day!"
~~ Stephanie Ann Voth
"I have to tell you that I just got my teeth cleaned and my teeth were not sensitive at all during the cleaning - and they usually are! I've always had sensitive teeth and for some reason since using your tooth powder my teeth don't hurt any more. Mystery to me but I'll take it! Thank you!"
"The Pit Balm is OFF THE CHAIN !! I am so glad I took the time to inquire about it when I was last at the market."
I met you at the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival on Sunday. I was the guy, if you remember, who has made my own coconut oil based deodorant in the past. After a few months I was red, raw etc.. You told me to email you about your Pit Balm with any feedback or issues since we talked about my making my own before..
Well, I love it. It has not irritated me in the least. It is effective in keeping oder away for a day and it smells fantastic. I bought the detox, but due to not being home every day I didn't get to do it all yet. I am a flight attendant and get hot and perspire on the plane A LOT and the deodorant I've been using which I couldn't remember the name of is "Alvera". It was the cleanest I could find. It works, but not nearly as well as your balm and I know your balm is pure.
It was nice to meet you and I am so glad to have come across your Pure Pit Balm.
Please sign me up for your newsletter. I have been using your soaps since I bought them at the Mt Dora Craft Fair in Fl. I love them.
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CJ was amazing !
C.J., I must say I was skeptical about the Pit Balm and put off trying it. It’s been 2 weeks since I started using it and I am loving this product! I should never have doubted! I have also been detoxing my armpits for two weeks also. I am telling everyone about this fantastic product! It should be on every shelf-Whole Foods, Health Market, Publix, HEB, Sprouts Farmers Market etc. You really hit the mark on this one!
Thank you! You are a genius!
We have a 2 year old Vizsla who had extremely dry skin. Their breed has extremely short hair, similar to a Weimaraner which loses natural moisture each time you bathe them. We had used multiple “Organic” soaps but after each bath her skin would get terrible flakey bumps all over it and she would itch uncontrollably. We tried altering her diet to get her more Omega-3 vitamins, but it didn’t seem to be helping either. We stumbled upon your organic soap for dogs at the Hyde Park Farmers Market and have noticed a 100% difference in her skin and coat after bathing. Her dry skin has completely disappeared and she no longer gets bumps after bathing. She smells great and her coat is silky and shiny after a bath. We are so grateful that we found your soap so we don’t have to be nervous each time we bathe her that she will be uncomfortable.
Thank you again!
Kristen and Charlie (and Ollie)
Hi CJ! I've been meaning for quite some time to write you to tell you that I absolutely love your products. For starters, my husband and I have been using your fabulous handmade soaps for quite some time. We love them. They are wonderful. I use to have dry skin on my legs and my husband had dry itchy skin, especially in the winter (he works outside in the elements), but not anymore! We have a mixture of your soaps and we love every one of them. I display them in a big old jar because I think they are beautiful to look at, and it makes it fun to pick out a new one! Thank you for these wonderful soaps! I also love your dog soap. It is fabulous as well! After I bathed my dog I was shocked at how soft and smooth his fur was. I can't get over how well it worked, so I will continue to buy it. Also I have your body silk lotion, in cranberry, and it smells and feels absolutely awesome! My husband is using your beard oil (and he really likes it), and I have your homemade bath salts now and can't wait to use it. I trust the salts will be wonderful as well. I'm looking forward to trying your other products like the deet free mosquito repellent and laundry soap. In summary, I just wanted you to know that I'm a very happy customer, and I want to thank you so much!
So glad you were at the market CJ! Your soap and Face Serum made a difference right away!
I couldn't wait to take my shower this morning! I will see you next Sunday in Hyde Park to buy more!
CJ, I followed your suggestions: 1) I shampooed with your Pine Tar soap for 2 weeks, then switched to the No More Eczema soap. 2) I stopped shampooing every day, now just 3 days/wk. next week I go to 2 days/wk. 3) I brush my hair every day, about 40-50 strokes. I started this routine about 6 weeks after speaking with you and before my 6 month dermatology appointment.
At my appointment I told my dermatologist that I was trying something new since the shampoos that I had been using (especially the prescription one) were not giving me any relief from the itching and in fact it seemed worse. I explained that I met a lady (you) who makes her own soap which has helped other people with scalp problems. I told him that I only shampoo my hair with your Pine Tar soap, that I stopped shampooing every day, now just 3 times/wk and that I have been brushing my hair daily. I told him that I have had some relief from the itching, but it still itches at night. That overall there is less itching.
He examined my scalp and he said that it was no longer inflamed and that my scalp actually looked healthy! He said that it is OK to keep doing what I am doing. I anticipate improvement as time goes on. Who knows, maybe the itching will completely disappear. Thank you so much for your products and thank you for your help!
I tried a bar of your soap that I purchased at a church fair because the scent was wonderful...orange clove... I am amazed at the length of time a bar lasts, the beautiful scent & the way it leaves your skin. I'm a fan!
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful customer service you gave me over the phone when I had trouble ordering on line. Your soaps are the best I have ever used.
Not only do they smell good, but they clean without irritating my skin. My husband loves them too. Being that he has very sensitive skin, your soaps work great for him as well.
I also love all the different aromas you offer which make it fun to order! I want to try all of them and I know in time I will.
Thanks again - Deb
I have tried many different lotions and the oatmeal milk & honey body silk lotion from Sweet Harvest Farms is the ABSOLUTE best lotion I have ever used! -J. Gerbig
We’ve been using the eczema soap since March 20th and already my eczema and my husband’s psoriasis is so much better (gone for the most part). It’s really saying something when my husband is encouraging me to spend money (because HE wants more soap)! We love it!
Thank you for making such a wonderful product!
All the best,
I'm addicted! I use your soap every day and it is amazing!! My skin has never looked so good! Love you and your soap!
CJ, your soap is my absolute favorite. And believe me, I've tried them all!! I'm currently loving the Patchouli and got the Amore for my man, so he can smell like love too.
The H-spot treatment is what is saving my Westie from severe skin allergies. From sleepless nights keeping him from scratching to countless visits to the Doctor. This is the one thing that truly helped. Thank you so much for the H-spot treatment we couldn't have gotten through this without it.
~ Brittany M
This letter is to “Thank You” for all the wonderful products at Sweet Harvest Farms but especially the African Black Soap.
It has been decades of trying various products, some of which were extremely expensive yet equally un-effective, in an attempt to eliminate razor bumps and the associated dark spots. Approximately six weeks ago I stumbled across the Sweet Harvest Farms booth at the Seminole Heights Farmers Market where I was introduced to African Black soap. I purchased a slab with no previous knowledge other than a sales pitch and testimonials of current users.
Much to my surprise the results were remarkable!
Within approximately 4 weeks, the razor bumps and dark spots were gone. Even family and friends have complimented my skin which is an all-time first. As a result, I have gone exclusively to using African Black soap over my entire body including my scalp. In addition to razor bump elimination, it has helped with dandruff and eczema. It has all but eliminated body odor and my need for under arm deodorants which is significant for me as I sweat profusely during my morning jog and workouts.
This is the best product on the market by far! I am encouraging others to give this product a try from Sweet Harvest Farms as there are others offering a less than superior product.
And for you pet lovers, try the hypoallergenic-pH based dog soap. I promise your pooch will Thank You!
African Black soap is an awesome product!
~A. B. Thomas, PhD
Not only do our customers love your products WE DO TOO ! Only reason we carry them is because you literary saved my face from constant irritation and now Brittany with her acne. Our testimonials sell your wonderful product and we won't sell anything we don't believe in. Can't THANK YOU ENOUGH!
I would like to thank you for the BEST lip balm my husband has ever had. He is fighting ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease & is hanging on. I need to order more Lip Balm ASAP. I purchased the ones we had long ago when you were at 15th St at the Roosevelt.
BEST soap ever! Creamy, beautiful fragrance(s), non-drying and all natural! AND the Body Silk Lotion is to-die-for!
~~~~ Sue B.
I just had to email you to tell you how much I love your soap. They smell wonderful and I feel so squeaky clean after my shower, unlike store bought soap which can leave you feeling dry and itchy. Just knowing that your soap is made from scratch and that you use organic and natural herbs to some of your recipes is enough to keep me as a life-time customer.
~Thanks again, Debbie K.
Cynthia, I just wanted to say what a great job you are doing with your soaps. I had a customer over the weekend who also makes her own soaps yet she thought yours were so nice that she bought some for herself!!! As a business owner I know sometimes you can feel overwhelmed at times and it is good to get good feedback. Great Job!!
Was up late 'shopping' and checked out your website as I usually do. Just wanted to let you know that since I have been using.your soaps, my WHOLE BODY feels wonderful. My skin is so-o-o soft, even my husband comments! About three months ago, I started washing my face with the oatmeal bar and I cannot believe how wonderful my face looks and feels. I used to use a daily scrub and have thrown it away. I no longer use any store-bought products anymore. Can't stand the thought of it! And, I've gotten my friend using your soap as well...she loves it! We took advantage of your special with the free shipping and African Black soap and can't wait til fall to get the specialty bars!
I work in a middle school with a lot of great teachers and I gave two of them a bar last year for Christmas...they loved it! I plan on doing it again this year, but will be ordering more this time! Thanks so much for a wonderful product. I will be a customer for many years!
I have to tell you what your soap did for me….I have for years gotten small boils under my arms very painful they say is stress caused. My doctors have tried everything under the sun I have popped more pills then you can imagine spent I don’t know how many nights crying because they hurt. Within days of using the lavender you sent they went away and have not been back. Told my doctor and he is amazed. I am not stretching it when I tell you they hurt so bad and could not get rid of them for even one day. I had forgotten what it feels like to not have them... I don’t know why but it worked and I wasn’t even expecting it to do anything!
OMG This is one of the best Handmade soaps I have ever used!! And I wish more people WOULD buy it!! The scent is so soft and lovely. The softness of the lather, the ease of rinsing it off and what it does to my skin! Oh gosh, it's just the best. I have many fragrances in my boutique, I can't say enough good about it!!
I was finally able to use some of the products I purchased from Sweet Harvest Farms.....love them!! Best hand made products I've ever purchased, can't wait to try more. You rock!!
I love your soaps! I have been giving them to my friends and family members as a little extra kick to birthday and holiday gifts. Thanks much for such a wonderful product! I hope you enjoy making these products as much as I enjoy using them and giving them as gifts.
I have read the other remarks, so to say that this is one fabulous laundry soap would be redundant but have to say it anyway. It is great! I would have said that my laundry was good before but after using your laundry soap, I see that was not the case. With my first load, my whites were so much whiter. I got the lavender scent as that is my absolute favorite. It is not over powering but so relaxing. An extra bonus is that my laundry room smells scrumptious all the time now with the soap sitting out there. :-) However, there was another added bonus that no one as mentioned and it was such a biggie that I simply had to write to you about it. Because your laundry soap rinses out so well, shrinking doesn't seem to be a problem. I have a quilt and when I wash it, it shrinks so that it takes a few bed makings before it fits well again. I just washed it for the first time in your laundry soap and when I put it back on the bed, it fit perfectly!! WOW! I will not be without this laundry soap ever again. Thank you for making such a fabulous product available to us.
I just want to comment on your Decadent Dog Soap and the H-Spot Ointment that I purchased for my dogs. I have Cocker Spaniels and most cockers have problems with their skin. They are called hot spots and can turn into infections if not treated. One of my cockers is always getting these hot spots and became so bad that I had to bring him to the vet for meds. My dogs were visiting with my daughter and she had recommended your soap and ointment. So I began washing them with it every day for 3 days and applying the ointment to the hot spots and it totally cleared them up! I wasn't totally convinced though because the one dog was on meds. So now a month later no meds and he started to develop the hot spots again. I thought I could fix it with medicated washes but that did not work, only dried him up more and more irritating. So I decided to give the ointment a try again, and I must say it has been two days since I applied the ointment and I can see the skin healing!! The best part about it is that it is non toxic, you know dogs like to like their troubled areas, with this ointment I can feel safe that they will not be ingesting anything toxic, because all of the ingredients are natural and safe. Thank you for making this soap and ointment! I will pass it along to my groomer and suggest carrying it in her store.
Hi! My name is Justine. One of my clients gave me 2 of your soaps for a Christmas present, and boy do I LOVE them! My skin is so sensitive and your soaps are one of the only kind that does not dry out my skin or break it out.
Thank you so much!
My husband and I used the laundry soap this weekend with the vinegar as recommended. It is all you describe and more! We both love the scent and were surprised at how soft the clothes were even without fabric softener. The scent doesn't evaporate either - nice! We did have some clumps of soap left in the dispenser so I just grated the second bar into smaller pieces and used a little less. That seemed to help.
We love Sweet Harvest Farms!
I'm not sure how I first found you, but I placed a good-size order for soap (and one candle) a month ago so I could compare the fragrances and quality to other "handmade" soaps I have purchased in the past. Now I know -- there is no comparison!! I used the soap myself and love it and my office (where I have the bars) smells like heaven. I gave a bar to each of my employees so that they have personal knowledge of the product as well.
Will be ordering more soon!
My husband has been visiting friends and staying with them a few nights. They have a teen age daughter that has a favorite coat that is white. It is so dirty that they were going to throw it away. They tried to get the stains out (by the pockets where your hands go in and under the arms) and to no avail. They used all kinds of products but nothing worked. My husband had a bar of laundry soap with him and told her to try it. She put the coat in an oversized sink and wet the laundry bar and just rubbed it on the spots. Amazingly, it came out perfectly clean! The mother was just shocked and is now sold on the laundry soap! Thought you'd like to hear that!
I am in love with the laundry soap! Talk about soft clothes - my mom is here visiting and is taking some home with her! I can't quit talking about it and can't wait to do another load of laundry!
Just wanted to send you a note to tell u how fabulous your soap is. I tried the Citrus Medley and I absolutely love it. The fragrance is beautiful, not overpowering and not too light...and it really makes the skin soft. An added bonus....your soap leaves my bathroom smelling awesome!!! I have them on display in my primitive "soap" bowl.
Also, the lotion is amazing. You are right when u say you only need to use a little....a little goes a long way. The Secret Garden scent is great...I like the fresh scent and I can't wait to share your products with my readers. I've already raved about them to some of my friends. You've definitely gained a customer in me. I am looking forward to trying your other products, including your potpourri!
I received my soap yesterday from your eBay auction and have already used the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey in my bath. I LOVE it! Besides smelling wonderful, the lather is creamy, rich and moisturizing. My son-in-law talked me out of the Cinnamon Stick and I've set aside the Rose Petals for my mother because she loves Florals. My daughter really liked the OMH, but I wasn't budging on that one! Thank you sooooo much for the two free bars of soap! That was such a nice surprise. Really, I'm just so pleased with your soap. It smells wonderful, too. I can keep my whole family stocked with your great soaps Thanks again.
Hi, CJ! I just wanted to let you know that I got my wonderful soaps on Friday and I just love them! I've been using the rose petal one on my face. It is fabulous! I have sensitive skin, but so far the Rose Petals one has worked great - my skin feels so soft. Also, I can't remember ordering the rose petal lotion, so that must have been a sweet gift from you. Well, I LOVE it and wanted to thank you! It smells heavenly and is oooo very soft. What an incredible lotion. I just love your handmades!
My name is Marty, I am a pediatric nurse in St. Pete, Fl. I met you on Saturday at Macdill AFB. I was very happy to see you there because my daughter had purchased some soap from you several months ago, since then, I have been hoping that you would be back and luckily for me you were there. In October of last year, I colored my hair with a dye I purchased from a local store, and I had a terrible allergic reaction. My hair fell out and I had a terrible rash that eventually spread from my head to my entire body. I had seen 5 or 6 doctors who (of course), refused to believe that this was from the hair dye. Finally, after I had researched myself, I decided to change soap as I had such a bad reaction that my entire immune system was in hyperdrive. I changed to your soap. Then I laid in the sun (nude as it covered my whole body) and guess what, the rash was gone in just a matter of hours. I continue to use the soap because it has done wonders for healing my skin and keeping the rash away. Thank you!! I think that if we get back to more natural and old fashioned ways of taking care of ourselves, we would be much better off. The doctors are amazed and cannot believe that all their medications and theories and all the lab work and the biopsies were WRONG. Anyway thanks again and please keep making soap. I have told my friends and they look forward to using your product. As a matter of fact, I shared some of the soap I purchased with a friend who is having the same problem. I'm sure she'll be happy with the results.
Thanks again, Marty Benner
I purchased 7 bars, 5 regular for me, 1 for bathing my dogs and the no eczema bar for my daughter. Well...all I can say is you weren't foolin' around! My daughter has suffered with relentless eczema most of her adult life. After only TWO uses, the eczema on the back of both arms was all but gone. She couldn't believe it (not to mention she hated using bar soap to begin with). Now she uses your soap faithfully.
My daughter said she NEVER uses bar soap on her face...and only uses one brand normally on her body because of the horrible drying effects. She LOVED this soap and used it all over the whole time she was here visiting. She couldn't believe how moisturized and soft all of her skin was after her shower.
I also bathed my dogs with the bar I bought for them. Their coats were softer, shinier and far more manageable than ever before. I have two American Eskimo dogs...and boy do they have fur! In fact, they have a double coat which is doubly difficult to handle.
Then there's me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My fine lines have gone away on my face (just as you mentioned other customer's have told you), my skin has tightened and has a wonderful, youthful glow to it now. It's the same for the rest of my body. I must tell you, I use your soap every time I wash my face now! I prefer it to anything I've ever used in the past. Not to mention how lovely the scents fill my bath and bedroom.
It's so great to find a business that cares about people's health and pocketbooks and that has an old fashioned sense of pride and virtue. I'm pleased...thank you - thank you - thank you!
Am finally able to review the Shea Butter Bar, and IT WORKS! My husband says: "Cleared up radiation burns on my forehead. Great to get rid of those burns!"