We are a very small, family business located in the beautiful Berkshires, in Dalton MA. I make the soap. My husband Paul is my quality control guy. He is the one who smooths out the edges of the bars and bands them. And then there's Mimi, my mother, who is the one you will see at all the craft fairs selling the soap.
I discovered handcrafted soap around 2004 when Iran across a little shop that was making soap on site. They were kind enough to bring me into the back where the soap was made and cured to show me around. I took my first bar home and was sold. I vowed then that I would not go back to using commercial brands. Unfortunately, around 2006, the person making the soaps moved out of the area. It was then that I began to research how to make soap. As you can probably imagine, the first several batches were, well, not the best. There was definitely a learning curve, but I finally figured it out.
We began selling locally at small craft fairs. Eventually, the choice of soaps got bigger and we began to add other products. Soon people were asking if we sold on-line. So that was naturally the next step that we took.
We still sell at craft fairs, but also have soaps in the following locally-owned businesses:
Bartletts Orchard: 575 Swamp Orad, Richmond MA 01254; Phone: 413-698-2559; Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Berkshire General Store: 75 North Street, Pittsfield MA 01201; Phone: 413-997-5300; Hours:
Chelsea & Co Antiques and Decorative Arts: 434B Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington MA 01230; Phone: 413-523-1888; Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily
Lanesboro Junction: 1 N. Main Street, Lanesborough MA 01237; Phone: 413-997-4350; Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lenox Print & Merchantile: 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox MA 01240; Phone: 413-637-2234; Hours:
Made!: 128 Fenn Street, Pittsfield MA 01201; Phone: 413-464-8593; Hours: Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-446-9483