Oh hi there! My name is Melissa, and I absolutely love making soap and other handcrafted beauty products with natural ingredients. Perhaps it has to do with my passion for both science and nature - I enjoy being able to combine these two elements together to create a beautiful, yet practical product. When I'm not busy working at my "real responsible adult daytime job", I'm at home excitedly plotting my next soap recipe.
Aside from the fun science, a little-known fact about myself is that I have an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (hypothyroidism). Because of this, I have more recently developed sensitive skin, and a lot of store-bought products with preservatives or acids (salicylic or benzoic acid) are too harsh and will burn me, cause rashes, or cause me to break out. So I love making using my handcrafted products, because they are gentle and effective!
I am employed full time, and make soap in my free time (generally late at night – No sleep for me!). I am just a small, self-owned business located in beautiful Salem County, New Jersey. I do not plan on mass-producing any of my products (yet!). My intent is to have a fun self-run job, where I can be creative and artistic, while providing useful products to my friends, family, and you! I truly love creating beautiful products that you enjoy. Thank you for your support and I look forward to the future.
If you have any questions, feedback, suggestions, or special requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try to reply as soon as I can (generally within the same day, in the evening).
**Note: While my main focus is bar soap, I can make almost any beauty product! If there is something you would like, but it is not listed on my website, please email me! I take special requests (sugar scrubs, foaming sugar scrubs, lip scrubs, lip balms, lotions, liquid hand soap, etc).