My passion for handmade natural soap started one day when I realized that the soap I had been using for years was the prime cause of my dry, itchy skin. I was surprised to learn that most store-bought soaps (even the ones that boast hydrating qualities) are manufactured with harsh chemicals to produce a rich lather. These chemicals have negative effects on our bodies, including leaving our skin dry and itchy and susceptible to skin conditions like eczema.
Determined to find a better soap for my family and me, I decided to buy handmade natural soap. I was surprised at how quickly it made a difference, and it soon became our everyday soap. I wasn’t fully satisfied, though. I found myself missing the fragrant smell of my old soap. Many of the natural soaps I found were unscented or made with essential oils that lacked a beautiful fragrance.
Reluctant to go back to all the harsh chemicals, I began looking for the best of both worlds – great smelling, handmade natural soap. After taking a soap-making class and discovering phthalate-free fragrances, my search was over. I began making my own wonderful-smelling soap and made so much, that I had to share it with my friends and family. When they repeatedly asked for more, I realized my new calling – Elemental BlueTM.
Since then, I’ve enjoyed learning how to make other natural, skin-benefitting products and expanded our offerings to include bath bombs, mineral bath and kukui oil. All are made with natural ingredients and phthalate-free fragrances, just like our soap, so your skin feels good and smells good – which is what’s most important to our customers and to us.
– Angie Gallo, Owner of Elemental Blue