Posted by Kia on April 28, 2015
Just in case you are new to Petals Bath Boutique, please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Kia. I am a happy wife mothering 4 homeschooled children AND I am a Soap-aholic.
I've suffered from a severe case of a skin condition called eczema for as long back as I can remember. As a teenager, I began mixing my own skin creams to give me thirsty skin the moisture it so badly needed. After my youngest son was diagnosed with eczema as a baby, my husband I knew we needed to find an alternative to the steroid cream prescribed by his doctor.
So, I began searching the internet. We were very shocked to learn that the name brand bars and body washes we purchased from the store that used catchy words like "1/4 moisturizer", "pure", "baby", etc. were contributing to the problem. What our family had been using was not soap at all but synthetic detergents loaded with all kinds of nasty ingredients and foaming agents that were drying out our skin!
I continued my research and came across handmade soap. This really piqued my interest and I continued researching the ingredients and process. I was so intrigued by the thought that I could make my own soap and control the ingredients that went on my families skin that I decided to try my hand at soap-making. And the rest, as they say, is history.
I've been making soap for almost 8 years. With the help and feedback from my family, friends and amazing customers, I have been able to formulate recipes that are nourishing to the skin without stripping. If it's not good enough for my family, it's not good enough for yours.
Just because something is good for you, doesn't mean it can't be pretty and smell good. I truly believe that and have decided to take an "artisan" approach to handmade soap. My goal is to provide something for everyone, so, Petals carries a variety of 100% natural soaps that are either unscented or made with essential oils. However, for those of you that would like to take a little ride on the fun side with me, there are the colorful, swirly soaps scented with premium fragrance oils that Petals has become known for.
Every Petals creation is a small piece of art made with lots and lots of L♥VE. Please visit often. I look forward to sharing with you.
Photo by: L.A. Derrick