The Wholesome Basket

Naturally, You will Feel the Difference and Your Body Will Thank You.

The Wholesome Basket is a family company, where we produce wonderfully luxurious natural handmade goatsmilk skin creams, soaps, natural deodorants, insect repellent, lemon skin toner, dead sea bath salts, lip balms, as well as gift baskets.  We began making our own natural goatsmilk soaps for our large family in 1999.  With the encouragement of our friends and family, The Wholesome Basket was born. 

Our products are made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients, such as rich base oils, essential oils and spices.  Skin creams are made from scratch from the finest natural oils and emollients.  They are individually scented and packaged by hand.  The soaps are also made from scratch, hand colored, scented, molded, wrapped and labeled right in our home workshop.  The end result is a product unsurpassed in moisturizing capabilities.  These products are skin balancing, very gentle and perfect to be used not only on special occasions, but every day.  We have a wide variety of scents, as well as unscented soaps and skin creams. 

Natural deodorants, lip balms, skin toners, insect repellents, dead sea bath salts and lotion sticks. Gift baskets are available in a range of sizes and prices. It's always fun to try something new and your skin will thank you!

*Please scroll down for pricing and contact information.
*To place your order just call our store Gypsi on Jefferson at 319-208-1299 or click on the email link: or

*We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.   

*You can find our product at "Gypsi on Jefferson" at 301 Jefferson St Suite 104 in Historic Downtown Burlington, Iowa

*Also be sure to check out our huge line of women's clothing (S-3X), footwear, jewelry, handbags, scarves and many other ladies accessories at Gypsi on Jefferson.

Why Goatsmilk?

Goatsmilk have been used for thousands of years as a natural cleanser, skin softener and highly effective moisturizer.  It contains Caprylic Acid which reduces the alkalinity of the soap and cream.  The low pH helps to maintain the slightly acid mantle, which healthy skin generates to prevent bacterial invasion.  Many people have experienced nourishing skin relief from using goatsmilk.

Goatsmilk is highly tolerated both internally and externally by most people and absorbs easily into the skin, bringing with it restorative proteins, minerals and vitamins.  Natural glycerin, which attracts and holds moisture, is generated during the soapmaking process, giving it additional moisturizing benefits.  Mass marketers often remove glycerin to sell separately.  Several natural emolliants are also added to our already highly effective soaps and creams.

For Questions or to Order Contact:  Doreen Roy

Store:  Gypsi on Jefferson

301 Jefferson St. Suite 4  Burlington, IA 52601    


Exciting news!!!!

We have moved our natural skincare items to "Gypsi on Jefferson" at 301 Jefferson St Suite 104 in historic downtown Burlington, IA. It has a huge assortment of women's clothing and accessories, along with a vast array of gift options.  Hours are M-F 10-5:30, Th 10-7 during Farmer's Market season, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-4pm. We also have additional hours for special events.

Find us on our Facebook/Instagram pages: 

Gypsi On Jefferson or The Wholesome Basket

All "The Wholesome Basket" skin and body care products are on site at Gypsi on Jefferson.
*The 2024 Markets and Arts and Craft Shows for The Wholesome Basket and Gypsi of Jefferson 
Jefferson St Farmers Market 
Thursdays 4:30-7:00
May 2nd-September 26th
Spoon River Drive  

Sat. & Sun.'s  October 5- 6 & 12-13  (8:00-5:00) Inside "The Shed" (3 miles east of London Mills, IL)

We ship orders using actual USPS rates.

How to  place an order:
Phone: Store 319-208-1299

Email us at: or 
Just let me know what you would like and I will get it packed up, weighed and totaled for orders to be shipped or arrange a pick up time for local orders. Thanks!

                                                              Price Listing

All Natural Lemon Skin Toner
     4 oz.  $6.95 + tx. (purchase 10 today and get the 11th free)

All Natural Insect Repellent
     4 oz.  $6.95 + tx. (purchase 10 today and get the 11th free)

All Natural Deodorant
     2.5 oz.  $6.95 + tx. (purchase 10 today and get the 11th free)
     Currently available in Lavender Rosemary and Lemongrass Bergamot.

All Natural Lotion Sticks (currently out of stock)
     2.5 oz.  $8.95 + tx. (purchase 10 today and get the 11th free)
     Currently available in Unscented Cocoa Butter, Lavender and Fruity Body Shimmer.

All Natural Lip Balm
    .15 oz. tubes   $3.95 + tx.  Assorted Natural Mica tints, mints and unflavored lip balms.
Therapeutic Dead Sea Bath Salts
     8 oz.  (half pint)  jars   $7.95 + tx.  (purchase 10 today and get the 11th free)
     Available in Lavender, Rosewood, Spearmint Tea Tree and  Wintergreen Birch

MSM/Evening Primrose Analgesic Cream

     8.3 oz.  jars  $16.95 + tx.  (purchase 10 today and get the 11th free)

     2.3 oz. jars   $6.95 + tx.

     Scented with an essential oil blend of Peppermint, Birch, Clove & Spruce
Natural Aloe Vera Sunscreen
  (currently out of stock)

     8 oz. (half pint jars)    $10.95 + tx.  (purchase 10 and get the 11th free)
     Available in Tropical or Unscented   

*Natural Goatsmilk Soap
  (Will be restocking soon)

    Bar $4.95 + tx.  (purchase 10 of this size today and get the 11th free)

          (large-approx. 4 oz. rectangle)

*Natural Goatsmilk Skin Creams

     *2.3 oz $5.95 + tx. (purchase 10 of this size and get the 11th free)

      *8.3 oz  $14.95 + tx

*Gift Baskets

     Starting at $8.95 + tx. and up depending of contents. (purchase 10 and get the 11th of equal value free)

          (Custom baskets or larger sizes also available by special order at 319-208-1299)

*Payment Methods

       MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express


      Shipping is charged at actual cost via USPS priority and is calculated according to weight and zipcode destination.  

On the following pages you will see the varieties of soaps and creams available, as well as their traditional uses.  Come on in and enjoy!