Meet the Artisan
After buying handmade soaps for a couple of years, I decided to give soap making a try. I quickly became immersed and obsessed with the cold process soap making method. Cold Process Soap requires no external heat to complete the saponification process that naturally occurs with the combination of an alkali (lye) and fats (oils and butters). From the time a loaf of soap is unmolded and cut, it takes 4-6 weeks to “cure” and harden so it lasts longer.
A little bit about me… I’m a stay at home mom/wife. I come from a background of 12+ years in bookkeeping/accounting. My husband and I have been married for 7 years and had our first child in April 2018. Between becoming a Certified Health Coach (November 2017) and becoming a mom (April 2018), I found soap making as a way to release some creativity by learning a consumable art form and do something from home and contribute to my family with a tangible, practical product – that I want to share with others: friends, family and YOU!
I started out in our kitchen after we bought and moved into our house (August-November 2018)… by March/April 2019 we started remodeling our garage for me to have an official designated soap “studio”/work area (slated to be completed September 2019… and is still a work in progress). Homemade soap has helped clear up my husband’s dry skin caused by using commercial store-bought soaps. And I've completely replaced buying store-bought shave gel and face wash in the shower with my handmade soaps. Even friends and family are telling me how clean and soft their skin feels after using the handmade soaps I’ve made and shared with them.
Soap making, while it has become an obsession, has been extremely therapeutic/de-stressing, challenging, rewarding and fun for me. I learn something from every batch of soap I make. I enjoy learning everything I can about the craft as well as administrative behind-the-scene aspects of starting this business. I’m inspired by so many in the soap making community. I love creating, experimenting, formulating, designing and I’m excited to share these products with you! I hope you enjoy using them as much as I enjoy making them!
I’m coming up on close to a year in business, successfully completing 7 holiday bazaars/craft shows and launched in a local retail store (November 2019). Thank you for following along on this new journey with me! Your purchase helps my dream come alive ~ to be able to be a stay at home mom, to raise my son with my husband and watch him grow up. Thank you for your support, I so appreciate it!
When I’m not focusing on my family and our home or working part-time as a bookkeeper… I’m sleeping, breathing and thinking about soap… and recently added crocheting. I have big hopes and dreams to create more products in the future, but for now I am honing in on cold process soaps. Be on the lookout for new products (bath salts, body scrubs/butters and shampoo/conditioner bars) in 2020!