“The Soap Lady” started business in 1997 in Sandy, Utah. We started in our kitchen and continue to do so but in a newly decorated and much more efficient kitchen. We have continued to make thousands of loaves of soap, lotion, salt products and other products in this kitchen so that we can devote as much time as possible to our family.
Our soap business is very much a “Family Business”, staffed by Kathy & Val; four sons; 3 daughters in law and four “perfect” grandchildren! It is so rewarding to feel the anticipation of the whole family when a newly designed loaf of soap is ready to be popped out of the mold or “ready to born” as we like to say. We have watched with pride as our kids are eager to help brainstorm to create new show ideas & new products.
We now have our 3rd generation soap maker emerging; our 8 year-old granddaughter, known as “The Little Soap Lady” at the Downtown Farmers Market. Madison has learned to create her own soap and bath products. She is creating new products this year, designed for the children at the market, and will debut her products at her annual fall show at the Farmer’s Market.
Kathy has been handcrafting vegetable glycerin soap for “The Soap Lady” since we started the company and continues today as the sole artist, designer and creator of all the soaps—with a lot of creative input from the whole family! She enjoys the process of creating with vegetable glycerin because the product lends itself so well to pigment and fragrance—the pigment stays bright and strong and the fragrance remains strong and true—a true artistic craft. We are excited to share our product with our clients because of the values of hydrating and moisturizing the skin.
Val, the soap man, creates and assists in the manufacturing of products. He is also the logistics manager, making sure that the correct displays, supplies and products arrive safely to each show.
Many of you have seen our kids manning our booths at Swiss Days, Raspberry Days, Kottage Kupboard and many more! “The Soap Lady” business has truley become a family adventure!