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Hello! My name is Susan Foti and I have been an award winning Graphic Designer for over 28 years. I love making beautiful things with my hands and became a designer long before computers were an indispensable tool in the business.

Over the years, I have enjoyed making a variety of gifts for my family and friends and started making soaps in 2006. I found that I really savor the whole process, from mixing the colors, natural additives and oils, to designing the packaging and putting gift baskets together. As a trained graphic designer, I have an eye for color and texture which really enhances my soap-making abilities.

So where did the name Bella Fresca come from? As an art student, I studied quite a bit of art history and found that I loved Italian art. That was the beginning of my love for all things Italian, from the…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 13
  • Joined June 3, 2009

Favorite materials

essential oils, shea butter, jojoba oil, avocado oil, micas

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BellaFresca
Handcrafted Artisan Soaps, Natural Bath &...

About

Hello! My name is Susan Foti and I have been an award winning Graphic Designer for over 28 years. I love making beautiful things with my hands and became a designer long before computers were an indispensable tool in the business.

Over the years, I have enjoyed making a variety of gifts for my family and friends and started making soaps in 2006. I found that I really savor the whole process, from mixing the colors, natural additives and oils, to designing the packaging and putting gift baskets together. As a trained graphic designer, I have an eye for color and texture which really enhances my soap-making abilities.

So where did the name Bella Fresca come from? As an art student, I studied quite a bit of art history and found that I loved Italian art. That was the beginning of my love for all things Italian, from the exquisite sculpture, painting and architecture to modern day product design, the stunning landscapes and scenery of the country and the fabulous Italian cuisine. Viewing a Michelangelo sculpture in person is awe inspiring, and who can resist a wonderful cappuccino or cup of gelato? My dear late husband was Italian too! So this is where I get inspiration to make my soaps and body products as fabulous as I can. Bella Fresca means beautifully fresh in Italian and everything I make fits that description.

I use natural additives, exotic and luxury oils, botanicals, essential oils and fragrance oils. Everything is made by hand in small batches to ensure quality, freshness and attention to detail. You will find my soaps are great in the bathroom, the shower, next to the kitchen sink and also make unique and special gifts. My lotions and creams are especially emollient with wonderful oils and butters to soften and hydrate dry skin. They also smell wonderful on your skin! Gift baskets are available, wrapped and ready to give. I can also make up a special gift basket with the products of your choice. Just send me a message with your request and any questions. I will place a Reserved Custom Order in my shop for you to purchase.

My shop will never sell anything that I would not use on my own skin or on my family.

I am a proud member of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild and the Supporting Artists Team.

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If you would like to order a larger quantity with a customized label for a special event or party favors (birthday, shower, wedding, etc), send me a message with the details. We can discuss options and I will respond with a price quote.

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: : : Rave Reviews : : :
"This is my third order from BellaFresca and I have no doubt I'll be back for more. Even though this was for a gift, I couldn't resist sampling the Chocolate Biscotti lotion and it was as though I just walked into a bakery. I don't know how you do it! Thanks again!"

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