What We Do
From Mrs. Soap & Clay:
I started Soap & Clay for a number of reasons, but the primary motivation was my grandmother. She was diagnosed with dementia a number of years ago, and my mother, brother and myself had a difficult time processing what that meant for our family. We needed an outlet, a way to cope with a life without this amazing woman and her incredible mind. As all three of us got our maker mentality from my grandmother, a veritable wealth of all artisan knowledge, it made sense to start a company built around those artistic talents. My mother heads up the clay (pottery coming soon!) side, my brother handles the media and web development, and I make bubbly, skin loving soap and beauty products like they’re going out of style.
As my grandmother was the most honest, altruistic, and knowledgeable person I’ve ever had the pleasure to know, it was very important to me to insert these critical values into every aspect of the organization. As such, Soap & Clay operates with complete transparency, our prices will always remain reasonable, and we donate a portion of sales to a different charitable organization each month. I also focus efforts on helping other soapers and makers in general achieve their goals as one of my grandmother’s great joys in life was helping others succeed. On the education level, I push myself daily to expand my soapy repertoire, learning from others while refusing to rest on my laurels.
Since the company went live, my Sudsers have been the driving force behind maintaining these core values. This is so much more than a buyer-seller relationship to me – my Sudsers add the color and texture to my soapy tapestry. Creating something beautiful and useful from a row of unassuming ingredients is such an intimate experience, and I appreciate every person that deems these creations worthy enough to purchase. I appreciate their support more than I can fully express, and their belief in my vision has kept me on this whirlwind ride. I consider my Sudsers family, and make every effort to treat them as such in every transaction. After all, my grandmother wouldn’t have approved of anything less.
At Soap & Clay
We do real. We do honest.
We make messes. We do fun.
We do high quality, botanical ingredients and fair prices.
We do happy! We do laughter.
We do preservative free, detergent free, and moisture rich products.
We love your skin, and think you should, too.
We believe in magic. We <3 superheroes.
We do bubbles! We do geek. We ARE geeks.
We soap, and live, with passion.
We do customer satisfaction with integrity and dedication.
We do community outreach.
We donate, volunteer, and always have a cup of sugar for our neighbors.