My name is Emlyn, and I’m the soap lady behind Solid Soaps. The idea for soapmaking started in 2013 when my boyfriend (now husband) wanted to “make the presents” for Christmas (yes, that’s a Friends reference). I bought a melt-and-pour kit from the craft store, and I cut out fun shapes with cookie cutters. I made him a T-rex soap with a red heart. :)
That M&P soap I gifted in 2013 was made with all the love I put into my cold-process soaps now. Only now I actually use science (and maybe a little magic) to make my creations.
Solid Soaps came to fruition in April 2018. I simply wanted to see if I could start a small business (spoiler alert, I can!). Since then, I’ve tried to keep it small. Raising two young children with my husband, having a day job as a clinical nurse specialist in heart failure, and “life” makes it difficult sometimes to soap. However, I’ve committed to this business wholeheartedly, with full intention of delivering to you luxurious bars of soap made with minimal waste, packaged with recycled materials, and conscious of the environment.
I use natural colorants and botanicals, and I have vegan options. I dabble in bath bombs, bath soaks, and body butters, too.
Newest of news: I will be soaping FULL TIME in May! It was NOT a difficult decision, tbh. I love making soap, and circumstances at work made 2021 the perfect opportunity. :)
The logo for Solid Soaps is a doodle I made on June 15, 2008 while waiting for John to finish work! It’s of my right hand (because I’m left handed).
Thank you so much for your support, and I hope I can make your daily routine just a little bit more enjoyable. Bar soap is here to stay, people! Make it worthwhile.