Photo of the Soap Lady

In 1977 my daughter was born with a skin condition known as seborrhea. By the time she was 3 months old, her little body was covered in angry red patches that burned and itched. She could not be held. Her clothes irritated her. Commercial soaps and detergents seemed to aggravate Sara’s skin. Prescription creams and lotions did nothing to soothe her. Then an elderly neighbor suggested I should try her old-fashioned laundry soap.

I washed all of Sara’s clothes and bathed her little body with an old brown bar of her homemade soap. In one week my little girl’s skin was normal! I had to learn to make my own soap.

I consulted books on the art of soap making at a university library and began experimenting with recipes of my own. Soon I perfected formulas for sweet smelling soaps in pretty colors. I developed recipes for soaps for specific skin conditions and general recipes for family use. Word spread about Sara’s improved skin condition. People asked me to sell soap to them for their loved ones, and so was born... The Soap Lady.