Handmade Lotion, Lip Balm & Cold Process Soap
I’m Allison, the creator of Epically Epic Soap. I am a full-time mommy of two, lip balm lover, and former painter from Chicago. I now live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I work in my soap studio every chance I get.
Back in 2008, I remember having a discussion with some friends about what to do with my life. I had been an art gallery director and a painter for 10 years and was in the mood to try something new. One of the possibilities I mentioned was starting a soap company. I didn’t really think it would happen, but a couple of months later I tried making a few soaps. The first ones turned out pretty tragic, but I became completely obsessed with learning more and getting my company started.
I come up with product ideas like I used to come up with painting ideas. I can get inspiration from nature, cooking, and frequently from dreams. My mind is always open to new flavors, scents and designs, I just wish I had time to make them all.
Once in a while people see me in my studio and ask, “Why do you want to do all that soap stuff? Isn’t it a lot of work?” or “Wouldn’t you rather be a painter again?” Not really! I am having so much fun doing this, it doesn’t feel like work at all. It’s what I was born to do!