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Fallriversoaps

Location

Estes Park, CO, United States

Interests

I love to hike, read, cook, garden, quilt, dye fabric and play with thread, walk with my German Shepherd, make guests welcome in our home, and spend all the time I can with family and friends! I believe life is short. Each day is an opportunity to learn, be humbled, and navigate this wonderful existence on the Earth God gave us!

Get to Know

Hello friends! Thank you for visiting my FallRiverSoaps store on ArtFire. I operate my business from sunny Colorado at 8000 feet. I live (and love) a small town life in the Rocky Mountains. My soap making adventure began over 16 years ago in Mesquite, Texas. I started from absolute scratch! I visited an Indian food store and bought bright red palm oil because I did not know where to source supplies besides the grocery store. That Palm cooking oil made the most gorgeous orange soap, and from that one soaping experience I was hooked on this fascinating hobby! I made cold process soap without a hand blender in the beginning. Those were very long days of stirring oils, butters, and lye solutions to a "trace." It was a tedious learning curve, but I am glad now I experienced it because it truly taught me how the oils and lye interact and saponify at special different stages in the soap making process. I now use all the required equipment for best results: safety goggles, electric hand blenders, crock pots, instant read thermometers, stainless steel equipment, and top quality sustainably farmed oils and butters.