About

Just a bookworm with a penchant for quality.

I am first and foremost a voracious reader, sometimes verging on bibliomania, so it seems only fitting that I stumbled across books on how to make soap in the largest and most spectacular library that I’ve had the honor of living within walking distance of. As I read about the bizarre ingredients and the safety measures (which included a face mask and respirator in one book), I wondered who would be crazy enough to go to all this trouble for something I could buy ridiculously cheaply in a nearby mega-mart multi-pack. Who even used soap any more?

As it turns out, I was crazy enough. Today, my husband doesn’t bat an eye when he sees me in full protective gear – he just heads upstairs to code for a few hours, knowing that I am about to turn the downstairs into an uninhabitable science laboratory.

I am an admitted tinkerer – I love experimenting with colors, additives, and the oil composition in each recipe. There is something so satisfying about making a bar that feels, looks, and performs differently than anything in the store, even when it’s not quite what I was expecting (queue the gray, watermelon-scented bar, *sigh*). I will freely admit to not being very artistic – the chemical properties of each batch interest me more than esthetics. In my opinion, the rustic look is what lets you know it’s handcrafted by an actual human being.

And yes, I’m still reading; only these days a lot of soap-related content is making its way into my reading queue. As my husband is unfortunately learning, it’s a slippery slope from formulating your own soap to formulating any number of cosmetic products. Heh heh heh…

Enjoy your time here and if you have any questions, feel free to send a long email. I believe we all deserve a great bathing experience.

Cheers,teacher-stacked-color certified-stacked-color

Jen

jen@loftsoap.com

P.S. Good air circulation is key to soapy bliss – I learned that one the hard way.

P.P.S. Got an idea for a custom soap? Want a wholesale order? Drop me a line – I’d love to help.