Hey! Thanks for stopping in. I'm hoping to use the blog to better connect with folks and share information about products. Like going deep and nerdy into our ingredients and why we do things the way we do.
Phil and I started ETSW in 2016 after our son was diagnosed with eczema. This was our first foray into the soaping world but not our first in creative endeavors or sales.
Not to brag, but I sold MANY boxes of Girl Scout cookies throughout my young life and Phil sold penny candy for a nickel in elementary school. He also plays guitar and took up painting in his late teens. I have always been crafty and come from a family of makers. My mom used to paint quite a lot and my dad has gone through a myriad of projects from woodworking, pottery, air brushing, and car restoration. I definitely get my lack of focus from him.
After Phil and I learned about basic soap making we entered the world of colors and fragrance oils. We watched countless hours of soap videos on youtube and became a little obsessed. We both had full time jobs and enjoyed this new hobby together. We ended up with more soap than we could ever use up so we started giving it to friends and family then selling at local markets and opened an Etsy shop.
In 2022 I left my full time job to pursue our business and I look forward to seeing where it takes me! Thank you for joining me on this journey.