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!