I’ve always loved soap.
Soap is a fun medium because it is so versatile – the smells, colors, and textures alone are fun to play with, and then soaps actually have a purpose, to clean.
There was a time in my life where each season I looked forward to going to my local grocery store or Target to smell all of the fun new soaps and pick my favorite colors and scents out. I had stockpiles of holiday scents, all-season scents, and then certain soaps that were “special”, for moisturizing, for exfoliating, facial soap, camping soap..
During one of my annual doctor check-ups, my doctor found something unexpected. A lump. A nightmare I never though I would have to face. I had several weeks between the discovery and the procedure to remove it and check for cancer, and I did a lot of thinking about what I expose my body to on a daily basis without a second thought. I started researching and making changes around the house, and by the time I had to face the results I felt ready for the outcome. I am one of the lucky ones, it was benign. But I never want to have to go through that again, and I hope to help others find a more pure, natural way to clean themselves as well.
I decided to start making body care products and soaps for myself , and quickly started giving whatever I could to family and friends. I want to spread the word, making cleaning products is easy, affordable, better for the environment and better for your body.
I know I’m just one person on a big internet talking about something that already gets a lot of attention.. but it’s kind of overwhelming to take the plunge into producing homemade body products. You have to invest in materials to make the products, storage containers, sometimes research chemicals or safety gear you unfamiliar with.. I’m here to tell you it’s possible. You can do it! I was scared once too. I promise, lye is a lot less scary than sitting on the operating table!
Please share your stories of soap and all natural cleaning adventures, I love to learn from the experience of others!