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After retiring from a successful career in commercial property management I decided that I wanted to become more self-reliant. I grew up on a farm where my grandmother did everything (cook, bake, sew, butcher, garden, can and make soap) so I knew a little about what it meant to be self-reliant. The first thing I did was plant a small garden. I knew immediately that I wouldn't be happy with just a little garden so I built my own raised garden beds.

Gardening lead me to becoming more interested in eating and living without all the chemicals in processed foods and personal care products. I have always loved to cook and changing the way I eat was very easy.

I took a class on soap making thinking I would learn how to make the basic lard soap of my grandmother's era. I had no idea what a wonderful hobby soaping would be and I quickly…

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  • Born on June 26
  • Joined January 19, 2013

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About

After retiring from a successful career in commercial property management I decided that I wanted to become more self-reliant. I grew up on a farm where my grandmother did everything (cook, bake, sew, butcher, garden, can and make soap) so I knew a little about what it meant to be self-reliant. The first thing I did was plant a small garden. I knew immediately that I wouldn't be happy with just a little garden so I built my own raised garden beds.

Gardening lead me to becoming more interested in eating and living without all the chemicals in processed foods and personal care products. I have always loved to cook and changing the way I eat was very easy.

I took a class on soap making thinking I would learn how to make the basic lard soap of my grandmother's era. I had no idea what a wonderful hobby soaping would be and I quickly became addicted. At first I thought I would just make plain organic and all natural soaps because that is what I wanted, however, I just couldn't stop there. Seeing all the beautiful soaps that others sell sparked a desire to try being more creative.

I hope you enjoy using my products as much as I enjoy making them.

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