I have made our own soap off and on for about seven or eight years now. It was one of the first projects I tackled when I decided that I wanted to learn the lost arts of homemaking. There were a few bad batches, some lye burns and wasted oils, but at the end of it all I discovered a craft that I love and isn’t too common (unless you look on etsy, then it seems like everyone makes and sells soap). I made it for our home and occasionally for family and friends. A few months ago, after a bit of a break I took up the craft again, but this time I really started to experiment with different scents and herbs.
I think I have found my art.
I love crating new flavors of natural soaps, using only the best ingredients. Making soap is a mix of many loves: the botanical world, natural living, lost homemaking skills and serving others. I enjoy experimenting with different herbs and essential oils to make lightly scented soaps that are gentle and nourishing for the skin as well as the soul. I believe when you use natural ingredient when caring for our homes and bodies it imparts a bit of the spirit of the plant into the space its serving. In a world full of artificial, petroleum derived objects, “foods” and self care items, bringing a part of the wild, natural world sooths our frazzled souls and imparts beauty and peace into our environment. I put a lot of myself into my soaps and I pray that when people use them, especially those I love, that they will feel the spirit in which it has been crafted.