I made my first batch of cold process soap on November 18, 2002 as a Christmas gift for my friends. It was a wonderful experience that led to many more, until I had more soap than my family and friends could use. I became a vendor at my local farmer’s market during the summer of 2004, and have been making and selling soap ever since.
My absolute favorite part about making soap is the creative aspect of mixing various swirling and coloring techniques, textures, and fragrances. I have formulated each recipe for a specific purpose, and the one I use most has seven different oils and butters. I love to experiment with new ingredients to create soaps that not only cleanse and condition the skin, but add delight to the senses as well.
If you like to use handmade soaps and want to interact with someone who makes them, I am highly engaged with my readers. If you are starting out on your own journey to learn how to make your own soaps and other skin care products, I’m here to encourage you. If you just appreciate fine soapmaking and like to be inspired in creative ways like I do, please join in! I appreciate your comments, and always strive to answer each one – either publicly or privately.
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