AsanabarSoaps

Asanabar- Soap Made Simple®

| Georgetown, Texas

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4 bars for $22! Use Code: 4FOR22
Our Mission Statement:

Promoting health and wellness by providing all-natural soaps, body care, and cleaning products without the use of palm oils, dyes, chemical preservatives, or fragrances.
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Last updated on Nov 25, 2021

HOLIDAYSALE! 15% off $100!
4 bars for $22! Use Code: 4FOR22
Our Mission Statement:

Promoting health and wellness by providing all-natural soaps, body care, and cleaning products without the use of palm oils, dyes, chemical preservatives, or fragrances.
❤️🌱🌎

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Just one example of our standard (included with order) gift wrapping for our #Christmasgifts! Everything comes wrapped during Christmas season, cause it’s easier! christmas_treewink
Our 2021 Christmas gift box with gift wrap upgrade! These cards are so sweet! heart_eyeschristmas_tree
Our lotion bars provide all natural, deep moisture, especially during the dry, winter months!
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About AsanabarSoaps

Sales 2,777
On Etsy since 2018

Soap Made Simple®

My name is Ashley, and I started Asanabar, LLC. I'm glad you're here!

I am creative by nature and wear many hats. I am (mainly) a mama, a free spirit, small business owner, lab scientist/microbiologist, plant lover, animal lover, earth lover, and soap maker. I care a lot about what we put on our bodies and dump into the earth. I believe it should be safe for both us and our often overlooked environment. (If you look at my seller profile, you'll read that I am a mud pie maestro🤣)

I started making all-natural, chemical-free, and palm oil free handmade soaps in 2017.

Here is my story.

I was looking to cut costs on laundry soap (I have teenage boys). I figured I could save a pretty penny on all the "free and clear" laundry soap I was buying by making my own. I love projects, so I looked up a DIY natural laundry detergent recipe and took my list to the store. I remember looking (and looking) for a natural bar of soap to use for the recipe. I couldn't read the labels. I'm a lab tech, and I couldn't read the ingredient labels! I couldn't figure out what should or shouldn't be in the soap; I didn't know what in the world I was looking at. In all honesty, I googled "what is soap?" that day. The answer left me speechless, soapless, and discouraged. It is (generally) the bringing together of fats and water. I would later find out that the ingredients that I couldn't read are the most common ingredients used in detergent making. You heard me. Most of the stuff we call soap is not truly soap at all. I went home, and you know what I did? I pulled out every single cleaner in my house and cross-referenced ingredients hours into the night. I read so many scientific articles about the adverse health effects of some of these chemicals. I found out about human rights, child labor, and animal cruelty issues associated with mass palm oil production... I found that palm oil is a high-demand product due to its low cost- and is used in everything from soap to peanut butter. I was horrified, and I was mad.

I thought, "I can't change the world, but I can add to it." I decided to try my hand at making my own bar soap for my great big laundry savings plan (it worked!). Over the course of a year, I gained a wealth of ingredient knowledge, formulated my own recipes based on oil profiles and what soap qualities I wanted, and I had my soapmaking process down.

Naturally (🤓), soapmaking led me to make other household and body products free of those harmful and unnecessary chemicals, safe for our bodies, and safe to go down the drains. My husband told me I should start a business, but I didn't think anyone cared. Handmade soap is a saturated market, and mine isn't colorful or super scented; it's not shaped or clear with pretty stuff in it. I'm (self) limited to only using essential oils for scent since I don't use chemical "fragrances." But, as I said, I like a challenge, so I officially started my business in March of 2018. I launched my Etsy shop the same year, and I sold 7 gift baskets that included my handmade products! It sounds trivial now, but it was a HUGE deal! Turns out that there are a LOT of people who care about what they use.

My passions used to lay in different places. I love to create because it is fulfilling. I think I was born to help others (hence my medical career). It was tough for me to be a maker, help people, be a present parent, and live my own life to the fullest because everything I needed to do was somewhere else. It was draining. Launching Asanabar has helped me bring everything into one place and has brought a sense of peace and harmony. I had no idea that this would literally change my world.

What I love most - is making something that I am proud of. I can stand behind it, knowing that it is safe for you, your friends, your family, and the environment.

I'm glad you came by! Thanks for reading my story!

Check out my website at:

https://asanabar.store

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  • Ashley Davis

    Owner

    I have been a maker since I was a kid. I came from slopping mud "pot pies" through our "drive-thru" (mailbox) to studying lab science and microbiology (love that mud!) Now, I'm into making all-natural, REAL products with out the unnecessary stuff!

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