I started making handmade soap in 2006 as another in a long line of hobbies. But since then I have gone from whipping up quick melt-and-pour soap gifts for my friends to designing and selling my own cold process soaps online through my company, Sirona Springs. In 2009 I started teaching basic soapmaking and soap design at The Nova Studio. I have found that teaching others how to make soap is just as rewarding as making it for myself!
Trained as a laboratory research scientist, I think that soapmaking is the perfect blending of chemistry and art. This blog is a record of my adventures in entrepreneurship, a source of information about soapmaking and (hopefully) a way to keep me focused on the goal: a profitable AND satisfying business.