My Crested Butte boutique expansion is complete! Same location, just lots more elbow room.

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My passion is researching and developing fresh botanical skin, hair & body products combining nourishing skin care traditions and modern science.

I infuse my creations with FRESH wild, medicinal plants I lovingly gather from the pristine mountains surrounding my home and grow in my garden.

It's my way of sharing with you the nourishing beauty and healing magic of the forest.

Made in tiny batches by hand with organic and EcoCert ingredients.



My primary mission is providing information ….

In our search for natural alternatives and solutions to skin care issues and ways to promote healthy aging, you may be interested in how nourishing skin care traditions and wild botanical based skin care can help reconcile our modern lifestyles with the biological needs of our bodies largest organ.

There’s a lot of very useful information encoded in skin care traditions. And while some practices from the past are better left in the pages of history books, others can help keep our skin healthy and strong from cradle to grave.

Today, science and research informs us how and why these things work, the benefits they offer, and how to determine what is best for you and your skin.


If you need instructions on using my creations - all of them are found here or follow the link at the top of this page …


Want to know more about how to support strong healthy skin? Follow this link to my Knowledge Base …




Explore my ever expanding collection of wild-crafted botanical soaps, lotions, hair and body care creations for men and women of all ages.

Produced in micro-batches, by hand, with mostly organic, EcoCert, and wild-crafted botanical ingredients I collect from the pristine wilds surrounding my home and then infuse FRESH into your product.



As a seeker, researcher and formulator of Nourishing Skin Care I’ve been incorporating honey into my skin care routine for years and recommending it to my clients with inflammatory skin issues, and creating custom, fresh honey masks for them.

I’m always working on products also, so when recently I was playing around with some clay masks I irritated my poor face (my face does not like clay one bit, never has). I developed painful, dry patches, bumps and blemishes.

So I reached for the hone.

I whipped up a hydrating mask and switched to washing with just honey for a few days to soothe and calm my irritated skin.

Relief was almost immediate.

This experience was a sweet reminder of honey’s unique ability to soothe, heal and moisturize. So I got working on honey concoctions to offer in my store and DIY approaches you can try at home, along with instructions here in my blog about how to cleanse and mask with pure raw honey!

MOISTURIZING WITH COCONUT OIL - how’s that working out for you?

Are you reaching for the coconut oil to moisturize dry, chapped, flaky skin, or relieve eczema

Is your condition improving or getting worse?

If you’re not getting the results you’d hoped for then first you need a different oil! But more importantly you need to add moisture. We hear this all the time and it drives me nuts - “moisturizing oils” this is incorrect! Oils are oils, there is no moisture in any pure oil from any seed or plant - none zero zip.

Follow these links to learn the whole story …


The most read article I’ve ever written is about this very topic.

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Summer Hours 2019

Sun - Mon - Tues - Wed 10-5

Thurs - Fri - Sat. 10-6

Thank you for visiting my website. My boutique in Crested Butte is open year round.

If you’re visiting our wee hamlet, come on in! Reach out to me before you visit so we can definitely connect.



Hello! I am Valerie Jaquith, creator and founder of Colorado Real Soap. Thanks for visiting,

I hope you’ll find useful information and be inspired to try some of my creations.


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