I have always enjoyed the creativity that comes from making handmade items. The creations are always unique, heart-felt, and personal. I enjoy many hobbies including quilting and sewing. Soap-making had intrigued me for some time, and I must admit, I was a little hesitant to accept the challenge at first. With some dedication, tons of research behind me, determination, and a wonderful, supportive family, my new adventure took shape.
I became completely hooked before our first batch of soap had even cured! We waited in anticipation to try our new creation. Living in a house full of men, the teasing about soap was relentless. I think I heard every "soap joke" imaginable. They truly thought I was crazy for wanting to make soap.
Finally testing day came! My husband was the most impressed. He has always struggled with dry, itchy skin. I convinced him to try our Lost Forest Soap. He was amazed how nice his skin felt afterwards. For the first time, his skin didn't feel irritated after a shower. He was my first fan, and always my #1 fan. Our teenage boys bravely volunteered, and now they have their favorite soaps as well. One of our sons, Benjamin, has even become my fair/festival partner, and attends every show with me.
So what started as a challenging hobby turned into something so much more for our family. We have truly come to appreciate the value in handcrafted bath products, and thankful that we now have soaps and bath products that are free from harsh, drying detergents and chemicals that are harmful and damaging to our bodies. This fact was such a motivator for us to start this adventure - first for ourselves, our families, and then to share with everyone.
It brings us such joy that we are able to share our creations with you. So from our home to yours....We hope you enjoy our handcrafted products as much as we do!
-- Monica Sanchez
Our first year was so amazing. We enjoyed meeting so many of our customers at our festivals, and their support makes all the hard work worth it. To hear their comments, and how much they enjoy our products was endearing to us.
We are excited to start this new year, and look forward to all the adventures it brings. We plan on introducing some new products, as well as improving on our existing ones. Customer loyalty is important to us, and we want each customer to be not only satisfied, but happy with our products.
This year, look for our new line of handcrafted soaps that are made with 100% pure aromatherapy essential oils. Many of our customers appreciate the benefits that pure essential oils offer, and we are thrilled to offer this line for them.
We are also releasing new products for our furry, four-legged family members. In our home, our dogs are as much a part of our family as our children. We love them, and want to do the best we can to treat them with special products that we keep them smelling and feeling good.
Another big release is our shower steamers. While I love making bath bombs, and I think they are great, I personally prefer showers over the tub. My favorite steamer is our Breathe Easy Steamer because it helps so much with my sinuses. I have struggled for years with allergies and sinus issues, and I hate using medical products unless absolutely necessary. By morning, my sinuses feel very stuffy, and these steamers help open me up and face the day.
My son has also been helping me with my first "real" video for our You Tube channel. Check it out when you get a chance. He took all the footage, and arranged it for me. He has such an eye for things, and the video turned out great!
Thank you all for sharing with us this journey, and for supporting our adventure! We hope you continue to enjoy the products we offer, and we love to hear back from you. We are looking forward to another great year.
-- Monica Sanchez