oil + lye + love = affinity
SOAP FROM SCRATCH
All of my products are made from scratch with no bases - not only is it more fun and fulfilling for me to make things from scratch, I am committed to bringing you a product that I created myself and stand behind 100%. I use only high quality, phthalate free fragrances and paraben and formaldehyde free preservatives for products that require them.
SKIN LOVING INGREDIENTS
All my products are loaded with high quality, luxurious oils to create a bar of soap whose creamy lather is out-of-this-world thick and bubbly (I promise you will not miss your beloved body wash!) and which leaves skin soft and smooth without tightness or dryness. I use mostly micas to color soaps - these are powdered pigments that are completely skin safe and are commonly used in eye shadows. I also use natural colorants such as activated charcoal (black), titanium dioxide (white) and rose clay (pink).
I started making soap in 2013 after becoming obsessed with the pretty, skin-nourishing soaps I was buying at the time. I have always been passionate about working with my hands to create something tangible and useful; a previous obsession was the near-daily baking of delicious desserts. After learning that basic cold process soap could be made at home, I realized the potential of creating something beautiful and functional that could be tailored to an individual's particular liking using different oils, scents and colors. After my first batch, I was absolutely hooked.
From the first steps of planning a batch, picking out the right oils and additives, choosing the perfect colors and scents for the blend, to the final act of cutting up a log of soap... I'm entranced by the combination of science and art that goes into soap making.
In 2016 I decided it was time to share my obsession beyond my family and friend circle and started Affinity Soapery. I run the soapery out of my kitchen in Richardson, TX where I design and create every product.