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LINDY LAROCHE

Organic Soapmaker + Magical Unicorn


18-day maker

November 30 – December 2
December 7 – December 9
December 13 – December 24


BUSINESS NAME

Poppy Soap Co.


INSTAGRAM

@poppysoapco


Personal motto

“Be Real. Have Heart. Make it Happen! (aka when life gives you cheese, make nachos.)”

 

How would you describe your business?

Poppy Soap Co. is an organic handmade soap company with a mission to give back to local women’s shelters—one bar at a time! For every soap you buy we donate 5% of profits to local women's shelters across the nation.

How did you get into your trade?

Once upon a time, I was climbing the corporate ladder... and then my son was born. As most parents can relate life as I knew it changed in an instant. I wanted to be with my son, leading him by example, and following my true passion so he knew he could someday follow his.

I founded my company Poppy Soap Co. in 2012. We're a San Luis Obispo-based organic, handmade soap company founded on the tenets of quality ingredients, sustainable practices, and giving back to local communities around the country.

I am a self taught master soap maker who incorporates the magic of gemstones and deep intention into each batch of soap. Soap making is a working meditation, it is my happy place. My soaps are little works of art with a greater mission to give back to local communities—one bar at a time!

Working as a maker on the Central Coast can be hard, expensive, and risky. Why do you do it?

The Central Coast is a very special place to live and run a maker business. The people who make up this town really come out to support their local makers. I am deeply connected to the energy of this place and the amazing fellow heart-centered humans that live here. The Central Coasts flora and fauna provides much inspiration to my artist soul! I cannot imagine crafting my life anywhere else!