More Good Than Harm
I started making soap when I began reading labels on more than food… On everything.
I realized the powers-that-be who were “supposed” to have my safety in mind, did not. The ingredients I found were not just volatile, but would do more harm than good. This goes against my personal directive, to do more good than harm in all endeavors.
If I’m going to add something to your soap, I want it to be for a reason. Not just because.
I’m a licensed esthetician. I don’t agree with the skin care industry, at large, and how it focuses on the superficial.
Some of what happens in the “skin care” field is helpful, and this speaks to our society at large. There are always those on the far end of the bell curve, doing those things that others think is “crazy” or abnormal. I’m one of those people, and don’t think the status quo is acceptable. I want to push designs, push ideas, push myself and use all the information that came before us to build on that and make something simple yet useful.
I strive to combine art and function.
Ockham’s razor and in Latinlex parsimoniae, which means ‘law of parsimony’) is a problem-solving principle devised by William of Ockham. The principle states that among competing hypotheses that predict equally well, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove to provide better predictions, but—in the absence of differences in predictive ability—the fewer assumptions that are made, the better.
I translate this definition into a usable idea, the simplest answer is usual the answer.
So, with that said, when I ran across so many “soaps” that were not soap on the store shelf, I began making it. You can see by my soaps, that just making a bar of soap wasn’t enough. I have to push soap-making into another art form. Challenge myself to manifest something I simply think, into something you can touch and use. Remember, before you use my soap, it was only an idea.
For anyone who can think of something and make into a reality others can experience, I call this magic, sorcery, a gift. Then, to make something that might bring a touch of joy into your life. That ability shouldn’t sit on the shelf unused. (If this resonates with you, we need you in this world! Keep pushing yourself to make what you dream up.)
I agree with clean skin, with honorable ingredients and with clear intention. I’m never angry or upset when I make your soap. I’m at peace, even excited, some days, over joyed. I enjoy every step of soap making all the way through to knowing when soap arrives at your home. (Even if you don’t say anything, I know.)
I wanted you to know that I’m a creative person who takes care when I buy the ingredients that goes into your soaps, treats your soap with reverence and respect. How I handle those ingredients and even the attitude and energy I have when I make your soap is thoughtful.
I make little soaps to bring a little cheer into your life.