It all started in 2006 when making handmade soap seemed like another in a long line of hobbies. Trained as a laboratory research scientist but looking for more creativity in my life, I found that soapmaking is the perfect blending of chemistry and art.
Since then, my beloved hobby has grown into a business that feeds my soul. I design and sell a line of artisan soaps online at Sirona Springs. And as a co-owner of The Nova Studio, I get to teach other creative people from all over the world how to make their own beautiful handmade soap. I have spoken at annual conferences for the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild in 2012, 2013 and 2014. And my eBook, Coloring Soap Naturally, continues to help cold process soapmakers choose the best natural ingredients to color their soap.
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.) ;