Thank you for visiting Dirty Water Soaps. Here you will find high quality handmade Bath and Body products. The products here at Dirty Water Soaps are made with vegetable oils, essential oils, fragrance oils, herbs and ground ingredients. I like to carry a variety of scents and textures in my soaps.
I use biodegradable, recycled or recyclable packaging. As I come across a packaging that betters the earth I will take steps to incorporate it into my line. I believe in keeping the planet green. Every little bit helps.
Family is always foremost in my mind. My wonderful husband and three active teenage children are the center of my life. We live on a small farm on the Western Slope of Colorado. My family has supported me in my in soap making adventures for 6 years now. They are my "test subjects", my research team, my tape recorders, my delivery peeps, and even, most importantly, my inspiration.
My husband and I both come from very large families, therefore I have a ton of skin types to try new products on, from the mechanics that use the Monkey Wrench to scrub grease off work roughened hands to the flower petal skin of a niece allergic to all scents and additives and everything imaginable in between. They are fabulous and try out all the new skin products I can design. Even my black lab, Angus gets washed with Dirty Water Soap. I am very blessed to have such support and love in my life.
I love to make soap!! My passion began many years ago when I first read about the benefits of hand made soap. I have gone from learning the very first and important steps to finally trying out my very first "pure Olive Oil" soap. It was ugly and smelled funny and I was not the first to try it in a practical application. Finally, one day my sister said "Give me a piece of it and I'll try it myself." I said "Are you sure?" Her reports: Other than the fact that it had no added scent it was a wonderful bar of soap. I was hooked from that point on; researching and finding new scent and essential oil blends to make it smell better, trying different oils and butters to make it firmer, testing a few minerals to make them "pretty".
As a logical progression of my passion for the art of handmade natural soaps Dirty Water Soap Works was born in the spring of 2007. In just five short years my small company has grown into quite a few local customers and 3 retail outlets, including two in Delta, CO. I am always looking for new recipes and as a result my soaps are constantly changing with exciting new scents and imaginitive creations. I always have the favorite scents that seem to stick around to be enjoyed year round. As well, I throw in a few seasonal scents, to mix things up.
I use ingredients such as: Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Utah Sea Salt, Ultramarines for color, and dried herbs.
In the process of learning to make soap, I have come accross all the other fun formualations to create a larger variety of bath and body products. I have made whipped sugar scrubs, lip butter, bath fizzies, bath soaks (both milk & sea salt base), dry face masks....the list is always growing. As with my bar soaps these products are made with the most skin loving ingredients I can find.