After being retired from my full-time job in 2018 due to disability at only 38, I struggled to find a reason to get up in the morning. Family life was great but there was no longer something for just myself.
I had been looking into eco friendly and zero waste alternatives for my family already as my job had been in recycling. We had already made lots of changes but I wanted more.
When lockdown hit in 2020 suddenly we were all washing our hands many times during the day. Nasty chemicals in sanitisers and overly drying soaps left my hands chapped and sore.
I went through bottles of moisturiser as I searched for a natural solution.
The goal was to find a product that was natural, with no nasties that could be used on all the family.
This led me to cold process soap.
I could use the finest butters and oils which were full of moisturising properties. I could also add soothing ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal or cleansing clays.
I started to test recipes. Cold process soap takes 4-6 weeks to cure so I made batch after batch hoping that I would find the perfect base recipe for my soap.
It was not an overnight success.
In fact, I spent months testing and tweaking recipes to get my bars of soap perfect.
We had many failures along the way. Batches of soap seized, batches suffered from timing errors and many were just “okay” but not perfect.
Then I hit the EUREKA!
Friends and family loved it, they asked me to make more. Twelve months after starting my search for the perfect soap. I was ready to share it.
Bathe Botanicals was born.
My nurturing base formula is made using the highest quality butters and oils. Each batch is made by hand by myself from start to finish.
I do this to ensure it meets my high expectations and yours.