I began soap making out of necessity in 2004. My youngest son was born with extremely dry and sensitive skin, and after months of searching for a product I could use on him, I quickly discovered it was a losing battle.
Most commercial products you find on the shelves of your favourite store are loaded with chemicals, and the naturally occurring glycerin is removed from them, therefore they leave your skin tight and dry. I decided that I would have to make soap for him.
I began researching everything I could find on handcrafted soap. I made the decision to start simple. I purchased a soap base and started creating. It quickly became a love affair. What other craft is not only creative but practical at the same time. I started making soap for family and friends and my passion for the art grew. I ventured into the making of body lotion and lip balms, all with great success.
In 2008, I decided it was time to try something new. I made my first batch of cold process soap, and what a thrill! I was hooked. Since that time I have continued to refine my craft. Since I love to learn, in 2013, I decided to study Aromatherapy. In 2014, I completed my studies. Not only do I feel confident in my soap making abilities but I am more confident now in the use of essential oils in my products. I have also completed studies in Natural Health and Essential Oils, as well as courses on Body Care Product Formulation.
I would be thrilled if you would give my products a try. Everyone uses soap, why not try mine and see what a difference it makes for your skin.
©2015 Melanie Rose Essentials