Seriously Simple Soap

Featured in The Restore Box

Hi, I'm Tanya

I have been making soaps for myself and my friends for several years now, and after having a child I seriously thought of creating a business out of my hobby. Brian supported me in this, and now we both are into serious soap making - discussing the ingredients, arguing over design, and having fun!
We are carefully choosing the recipes, using the best oils for soap making. We take into consideration different qualities of oils (olive oil for skin nourishment and conditioning, coconut and castor for bigger bubbles and cleansing, shea and cocoa butters for moisturizing and luxurious SPA feel).
For deliciousness, we use exclusively essential oils. Essential oils not only make our soap smell great but they also feed your skin with nutrients, enhance mood and combat ailments. These powerful ingredients take skincare routine to the next level.
Our soap is hand made in small batches using traditional Cold Process Soap making methods from botanical oils, essential oils, natural clays, spices and other plant-based ingredients. No harsh detergents, surfactants, preservatives, or artificial colors and fragrances.
Each batch of soap is hand poured and cut. Slight variations in design, size and weight can occur. The pre-dried weight of our bars is normally 115-120 grams (4 - 4.25 oz). After approximately 2 weeks of curing, we bevel all the corners to make the bar feel more natural in your hands and test the PH level to make sure the soap is safe to use. The bars are then cured for a minimum of 2 more weeks before they are weighed, labeled and available for sale. During this time the bars will lose some weight due to water evaporation and become harder. Our labels are applied with natural adhesive, flour and distilled water, and should pop right off using your fingernail under an edge.

As a local maker, what does it mean to you to be part of a flourishing community in Huntsville?  

To flourish as a community maker, you need to build a relationship with other makers. Find out what their niche market is, find out if you have anything to offer them, do they have something they can offer you. Even a simple conversation about upcoming markets can benefit your maker community. Finding ways to support each other, create collaborations, and referrals are all great benefits to a “flourishing” makers community. The public can feel the aura of a market. A healthy maker community inspires customers to return time and time again.

Thanks for supporting local makers like Tanya and Brian!