In 1977 my daughter was born with a skin condition known as seborrhea. By the time she was 3 months old, her little body was covered in angry red patches that burned and itched. She could not be held. Her clothes irritated her. Commercial soaps and detergents seemed to aggravate Sara’s skin. Prescription creams and lotions did nothing to soothe her. Then an elderly neighbor suggested I should try her old-fashioned laundry soap. I washed all of Sara’s clothes and bathed her little body with an old brown bar of her homemade soap. In one week my little girl’s skin was normal! I had to learn to make my own soap. I consulted books on the art of soap making at a university library and began experimenting with recipes of my own. Soon I perfected formulas for sweet smelling soaps in pretty colors. I developed recipes for soaps for specific skin conditions and general recipes for family use. Word spread about Sara’s improved skin condition. People asked me to sell soap to them for their loved ones, and so was born... The Soap Lady.
In 1992 a local newspaper published a short article about my soaps, which was picked up by Associated Press. Word spread across the nation. People wrote to me with stories about their own families and skin condition woes. I started a small mail-order business making and shipping soap working out of my farm kitchen.
Country Woman Magazine featured me on the cover of their March/April 1995 issue and mail began to arrive at my home from all over the world. I received hundreds of letters per day, every day for over a year. We had to use the pick-up truck to get the mail from the Post Office! We had to add a new room onto our house to accommodate the business. We employed the help of all three of our children, my mother-in-law and a few friends. In one year's time we answered over 250,000 letters. I made enough soap in my kitchen to fill every single order. It was hard work, but with help from family and friends, we got it done.
I now sell my soaps by mail order all across the country and around the world. I make and cut every bar myself using simple ingredients and only the finest essential oils. My soaps have proven themselves over the years to be ideal for all skin types. I believe the reason is simple.
My soaps are non-detergent. This means they leave your natural body oils in place while removing daily soil and odor. Your body produces oils to shield you from invading bacteria. When you wash with a true soap, these oils remain in place to keep your skin healthy and supple. If you wash with a detergent bar of soap your natural body oils are removed. This is why when you use a commercial soap you leave the shower or bath feeling dry, your skin is tight, and you feel the need for lotion. Most commercial soaps are detergent. Throughout this site you will find a variety of soaps, bath salts, gift collections and accessories in colors and scents to suit your every need. My products will make your skin feel soft, fresh and clean. Enjoy!