Soap Stories

Keeping Together

Rachel Sloan

Sometime in 2020 (time has admittedly turned a bit mushy for the last 2 years), I hopped on a beer tasting zoom call with the Chicago Beer Society. This is not something I do often but I heard a new brewer was going to be there, a woman renowned for her craft and of Jester King fame. A brewer doing new things with new ingredients. And I needed to know more. Have you ever been on a zoom call with a 10 - 20 humans and everyone is supposed to be talking and engaging but it slowly becomes only two humans nerding out over...

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Khari Baoli - the story behind the soap

Rachel Sloan

I didn't even know Ayurveda was a thing before I started making soap. I was peripherally aware of Ashwagandha and had always cooked with turmeric. But when you start making soap with roots and sticks and plants and herbs you start learning about all kinds of amazing things! And Khari Baoli was one of the amazing things I got to learn about because I've fallen in love with soap making.  Soap making is a blank canvas for my brush, and while I will always have my favorites in the signatures series soaps, I can't help but play with different colors scents...

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Michigan Love

Rachel Sloan

Wild woods, Spring Beauty and Michigan sunsets.

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Soap Stories

Rachel Sloan

The "origin story" behind my soap varieties is usually a lot more than anything that could fit on the back of a soap label. I am many things, but "at a loss for words" isn't typically one of them. Watch this space for soap stories on the places, sticks, stems, flowers and sprigs that inspired your favorite bars of soap.   

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