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Faerie Made® is a micro family business located in Asheville, North Carolina creating quality artisan soaps and fine skin care products from natural ingredients.

Our business is the brain child of myself, Tina Glenn, and has expanded to include my adult children in aspects of production and selling. (oh and of course, our youngest who is the muse behind our business ... and at the age of being embarrassed when I say so!)

Faerie Made® as a business began in 2002 after the birth of my youngest child. Not wanting to re-enter the workforce and leave my daughter, I worked from the home creating artisan soaps, hemp seed oil lip balms, fine skin care products and botanical perfumes using natural ingredients. Now, as my daughter grows, Faerie Made® grows.

Soap making became a p…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 6
  • Joined October 26, 2007

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essential oils, natural ingredients, fair trade, shea butter, herbs

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Faerie Made

About

Faerie Made® is a micro family business located in Asheville, North Carolina creating quality artisan soaps and fine skin care products from natural ingredients.

Our business is the brain child of myself, Tina Glenn, and has expanded to include my adult children in aspects of production and selling. (oh and of course, our youngest who is the muse behind our business ... and at the age of being embarrassed when I say so!)

Faerie Made® as a business began in 2002 after the birth of my youngest child. Not wanting to re-enter the workforce and leave my daughter, I worked from the home creating artisan soaps, hemp seed oil lip balms, fine skin care products and botanical perfumes using natural ingredients. Now, as my daughter grows, Faerie Made® grows.

Soap making became a passion for me after receiving my first bar of handmade soap in 1999 when working as an advocate for battered women at the local domestic violence agency. A woman came in with a bundle of handmade, calico wrapped soap. After speaking for a long time with the woman about soap making and ingredients, I was given a basic recipe for soap. 6 months later, I overcame my fear of lye, the alkali that turns oils into soap, and an addiction began. Soon, any and all oils, nut butters, herbs, botanicals and clays became a potential ingredient for soap.

I have done a lot of research to ensure that the ingredients in my soap and body care are high quality, purchasing locally when possible and when local is not an option, then the criteria is on other small ethically minded businesses. For example, the minimally refined African shea nut butter I use is fair-trade and African owned, supporting a community located in Ghana, in West Africa.

I believe that one can save a dollar by purchasing from large corporations, but the individuals suffer in the long run. Community is important.

I blog at www.faeriemadesoaps.com/blog and my entire line can be seen at www.faeriemadesoaps.com and found in really awesome stores and spas around the usa.

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Asheville is full of creative people. check out our street team! do a search for AVLETSYTEAM
FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $75.00

oh and yes, i do have folks working with me. but don't worry ... it's still all handmade (i'm not elizabeth arden!)

If you are interested in wholesale please do not hesitate to contact me as we offer reasonable terms and a fast turn around time to approved vendors.

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