Soak is an artisan bath and body company based in Bloomington, Indiana. I am a scientist by training and have a PhD in Genetics where I worked in cancer research. After moving across the country, I transitioned out of the world of scientific research and found soap making in 2018. The process of formulating a soap recipe gave me an opportunity to play with science, while also giving me a creative outlet. One of my favorite things about being a soaper is diving into the science. The chemistry of the reactions that happen, the interactions that happen between the soap and our bodies, and everything else that comes with making 'good' soap. It is always interesting to find those old ‘wives-tales’ have grounding in scientific fact. All of the cold process soaps are made-from-scratch and use palm-, phthalate-, and cruelty-free, sustainably sourced ingredients including luxurious oils and butters, clay,
herbs, and other natural additives.
I make everything in house (literally), including growing my own loofahs and botanicals when it is an option for our region. In addition, before I choose to use any ingredients, I make sure to research for their proven benefit and don’t just add them for show (unless it is just for decoration to make the tops look pretty).
Soak is a B-town local, woman-owned, eco-conscious handmade bath and body company. We are happy to take custom orders for personal use, wedding and shower favors, or other events.
Soak offers handmade soap, sugar scrubs, bath bombs, soaking salts, beard oils, body butters, and soy wax candles.
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