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Hi, my name is Joyce, and I'm an English major at Sonoma State University in California, though I live in Napa Valley. For years I've had issues with dry, cracked skin. The only (temporary) solution I could find was intense hand lotion every day, and hand salve monthly. I figured there had to be a better answer, and after doing some research, I realized of all things my commercial hand soap was likely the culprit. Upon realizing this, I went on a mad search for a good soap for my very sensitive hands. After analyzing ingredients on many different commercial brands of "gentle" soap, I came to realize that even those formulas were packed with harsh chemicals, and only contained trace amounts of quality ingredients like Shea butter. When I saw this, my family suggested I should make my own soap, and I've been in love with soap making ever since =). I craft all my bars using the cold process, and only use food-grade ingredients. Feel…

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  • Joined June 30, 2011

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Coconut oil, Shea butter, Extra virgin olive oil, Cocoa butter, Apricot oil, Castor oil

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About

Hi, my name is Joyce, and I'm an English major at Sonoma State University in California, though I live in Napa Valley. For years I've had issues with dry, cracked skin. The only (temporary) solution I could find was intense hand lotion every day, and hand salve monthly. I figured there had to be a better answer, and after doing some research, I realized of all things my commercial hand soap was likely the culprit. Upon realizing this, I went on a mad search for a good soap for my very sensitive hands. After analyzing ingredients on many different commercial brands of "gentle" soap, I came to realize that even those formulas were packed with harsh chemicals, and only contained trace amounts of quality ingredients like Shea butter. When I saw this, my family suggested I should make my own soap, and I've been in love with soap making ever since =). I craft all my bars using the cold process, and only use food-grade ingredients. Feel good and confident about what you're washing with!

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