So, why soap?Well, this whole project started out as a labor of love. See, my fiance has eczema. Pretty much every type of perfume and detergent found in most commercial brands of body soap, trigger it. When we started living together, things became difficult as I had many bath products that would trigger her allergy. It wasn't like I was switching bottles or anything like that, it was just that the residue of the chemicals from the soaps I was using were being left in the shower after each shower or bath. Which meant when she followed, REACTION!!!! Eventually, we figured out what was happening and I made the switch from normal soaps to hypo-allergenic soaps. But after my first use I discovered something interesting; the hypo-allergenic soaps left me feeling and smelling, a little less than clean.
So fast forward a couple of months. I was sitting in front of my computer, surfing the web. My fiance and I had just had another discussion about soap the day before. It seemed like our shower was beginning to be filled with barely touched bottles of body wash; things she purchased thinking they were a good idea, only to use at home and find out that they definitely weren't. My side of the shower was filling up fast with these rejected bottles, because if something didn't work it was given to me. I had no use for them because as mentioned above, the hypo-allergenic stuff left me feeling a little unclean; and the other stuff? Well I wasn't really into scents like " Cool Rain" and " Mountain Fresh". I had been searching for hypo-allergenic soaps for the better part of the day and was about ready to give up when one of the last entries on the page linked me to a soap making forum. Someone was asking if someone with eczema could use handmade soap, and that was when the light turned on!
So here I am, a year and a half later opening a soap business. I love making soap and I am super excited about sharing my creations with you all. Thanks again for stopping by the blog, and I hope you stick around to see more.