About Amy Warden

Amy-headshotI 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. In 2005, Great Cakes Soapworks was born out of the combination of my passion for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and my passion to make great soap. I 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 make most often has six different oils and butters. All my soaps are now palm free! I love to experiment with new ingredients to create soaps that not only cleanse and condition the skin, but also add delight to the senses.

I started doing weekly soap challenges on my blog in March 2013 to engage with other soapmakers. It was so much fun, I decided to start a monthly Soap Challenge Club in June 2013.

I am blessed to be married to a wonderful man who supports my business endeavors, and I have two beautiful daughters who help me out from time to time. When I’m not making soap or taking care of my family and home, I have been known to spend time helping out with the Student Ministries at our church, taking on home decorating projects, reading a good book, or spending way too much time on Facebook.

Find me on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest as well.

Have a question? Contact me privately here.

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  1. Hi Amy

    I love reading your blog…I’m a novice soapmaker. I’m really inspired by the soap that you make. My plan today is to try out Lisa’s beer soap recipe in a 2 lb batch. I do have a question – how do you get such a lovely bevel on your soap?

  2. Hi Amy, just a quick e-mail to say thankyou for your soap challenge, even though i didn’t join in i found them rearly helpfull as i`m a novice to cp soap.I have mastered the art of melt and pour but always have respected the cp process with regard to the sosa aspect.I did do a class with Sergio on how to make cp soap (villa fortuna) which i´m now putting into practice.Any how have a great summer and look forward to seeing any new tutorials you may do.

    regards Amanda.

  3. Hi Amy I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and love your story too! I’ve begun making my own soap because I’m sick of the cost of the store bought soap but also because I love the idea that I put all of my own ingredients into it all to my own preference! I was wondering if you have a personal preference between hot and cp soap?

  4. Dear Amy,
    So nice what you wrote. It is so helpful to have someone to ask advise when your learning. Soap making has helped me through a very difficult time.

  5. Hi Amy:

    Very nice to learn more about you and that you prefer cold-pressed DIY soaps.

    Very cool stuff and I can’t wait to read more of your articles as it is always something unique, interesting, and industry related.


  6. Dear Amy,
    I cannot thank you enough, in just a few words, about all the information that you share with us. I love DIY, and soaps in one of my favorites “guilty pleasures”.
    Kind regards.

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