Ruth Esteves started making handmade soap in 2006 as another in a long line of hobbies. Trained as a laboratory research scientist but looking for more creativity in her life, Ruth found that soapmaking is the perfect blending of chemistry and art.
Since then, her beloved hobby has grown into a business that feeds her soul. Ruth designs and sells her own line of artisan soaps online at Sirona Springs. And as a co-owner of The Nova Studio, she gets to teach other creative people from all over the world how to make their own beautiful handmade soap. She has spoken at annual conferences for the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild in 2012, 2013 and 2014. And recently published her first eBook, Coloring Soap Naturally.
The Sirona Springs Blog shares interesting facts about soap, soapmaking and soapmakers. It highlights the joys and mishaps that are an inevitable part of the process. And it strives to explain why handmade soap is the best thing since sliced bread. (Better! Sliced bread makes a mess in the bathtub.) ;)