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About Soap Essentials

I was first introduced to the delights of soapmaking through a dear and close friend.  I became immediately hooked.  The precise science behind soapmaking combined with the creativity of the soapmaker in blending nature's scents and colors was of great interest and plain fun!  Gifts to family and friends quickly turned into a business as I was told, "How can I go back to that stuff they sell in the stores?"

Having a successful career in the health, wellness and fitness arena, and a proven professional athletic career, this honestly seemed like an extension of a lifestyle built around a healthy focus to improve and enhance quality of life with the empowerment of knowledge and a deep desire to share with others.  Improve the condition of our skin by getting closer to nature with the cleansing element we use daily.  As I began perusing various soap labels at mass market retailers and health stores, comparing that to my own labels and those of other natural soapmakers, it reminded me of the food industry.  We, as a species, have moved so far from natural, grown in the ground foods, that if it doesn't come in a nicely packaged colored box, we wouldn't know what to do with it.  Just like soap, the natural skin softening glycerin formed from the saponification of lye and fats has long been removed from hard, milled soap, French or otherwise, found in stores.  Our skin, the largest organ of the body, which is the barrier to the outside world, keeping out pollutants, chemicals, irritants while maintaining processes that manufacture necessary compounds to maintain homeostasis and life, is abused every time we use milled soap or soap washes.  We dehydrate it further and leave it without nurturing elements.

Enter Soap Essential.  Soap Essential was created to make natural handcrafted saponified soap everyday soap, not just special occasion soap.  I wanted this wonderful nutritive rich soap to be used!  Of course it makes a wonderful gift and who wouldn't want to receive handcrafted soap as a gift?  Soap Essential soap is meant to get wet and used and that is why it's offered at the value it is.  Only natural quality ingredients are used, without synthetic scents, dyes, or artificial colorants.  You get plenty of that in milled soap and some handmade soap.  The oils selected are those that provide nutrients or moisturizing properties to the skin and that is why the prevailing oil in all Soap Essential soaps is Olive Oil.  The soaps are 100 percent vegetable based except our goat's milk soap.  When it comes to scenting the soap I adhere to a strict policy of no fragrance oils as they are synthetic and can irritate the skin.  Also, fragrance oils tend to lose their potency over time and cost much less than essential oils.  The aromatics experienced with Soap Essential soap is because of essential oils and nothing less.  It's what you deserve!  It's what your skin deserves!  So treat yoruself to a natural handcrafted bar of Soap Essential soap and see the difference in your skin!  It's affordable enough to use every day.

Samantha Madsen holds a Master's of Science degree from the University of Utah and currently serves in the Utah Army National Guard.  She has almost thirty years dedicated to health, wellness and fitness.  She has a long list of accolades as a professional athlete, speaker and writer. 
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