Hey there, it's me.. just your average soap maker turned skin care company owner turned mom. I've been making soap for a little over 9 years and let me tell you, there is always something to learn. Whether I'm learning from other soapers, researching something in my herb and oil books, or learning simply from trial and error... I am always continuing to learn.
When I first started HBC Organics, I wanted to educated my customers about the products they were using and help them find what was best for their skin-- even if the products were not my own.. yeah I'm that committed.
In 2019, I decided I wanted to get back to the basics, while still offering high quality products. I wanted to get back what brought me joy & what made my heart smile.. and that was making more soaps. For a long time, I just made what was "needed" for the business. I had a handful of customers who needed cold process soap so I made sure I had what they needed. I also send cold process soap out in subscription boxes. Occasionally, I would blend some oils & butters together to make something awesome & new, but it was few and far between.
So I began making soap. 2-5 batches a day. I created beautiful loafs, adding dried rose petals, hibiscus, and other herbs. All of the soap.. and to my surprise my customers responded with all the support in the universe. My following on instagram steadily grew and even my following on Facebook. So here we are, making all the soap & my heart is smiling so hard that I can't keep the smile off of my face!
While I still make our lovely facial products, candles, luxurious & non greasy body butters, baby products, and more... I've carved out more time to expand the handcrafted soaps from 3-5 different bars at a time to 10-15 different bars in the shop.
Here is some education about cold process soap. I'm hoping after reading this you will give my bars a try! It just might be time to break up with the commercial soaps!
1- Provide your skin (hair & scalp if you use shampoo bars) with essential vitamins and minerals to contribute to a healthy glow.
2- Moisturize deeply without clogging pores. The saponified oils, such as coconut, olive, and avocado oils don’t lose their benefits with the cold process method like they would if it was hot process method. So you get all the benefits while cleaning your skin.
3- Contrary to popular belief, truly natural bar soaps do not dry out the skin the way commercial bars or body washes will. They actually moisturize & nourish the skin while properly cleansing it. You don’t want to remove ALL oil from your skin, just the excess.
4- They provide a rich, creamy lather that lasts longer (which can be great on the wallet) as long as they are properly cared for. Bonus points - buy the right kind of bar & you can use them head to toe!
5- Reduce the appearance of acne marks, scars, and aging spots & provide a more youthful appearance by smoothing out fine lines! *so long as it is a natural bar*
We could also get into the fact that many bar soaps & shower gels that are bought in large, commercial stores actually have some ingredients that make you scratch your head (literally & figuratively). When you buy products that are commerically made, more times than not.. like 9 times out of 10... probably more... you are buying products that have endocrine disrupting chemicals in them.
People Listen To Me:
Your skin is your largest organ! It also is the organ that communicates with us more than most organs in the body. It speaks louder, but we tend to ignore it. If something is wrong internally, your skin will begin to show it-- just as the Chinese Medicine Gurus... They can do facial mapping on you & probably tell you which organs you need to support more and ... ahem... where your nutrition is as well.
Feed your skin the good stuff. Cleanse it with saponified virgin oils & butters. In doing so, you will moisturize, exfoliate, and clean your skin to a beautiful glow!
Back in 2012, when I first began making soaps & body butters, I had no idea that it was going to be something I would do full time. Honestly, I really thought that it was just going to be something to fill my time as we navigated my health. As time has gone on, HBC Organics has gone through many changes. Being a small business, we are continually faced with hurdles. In 2019 alone, we have faced social media algorithm issues, had to buy out our contract with a marketing company, and more. In 2018, we also faced many of issues- such as hiring an assistant that stole from us and more. We've seen our fair share of issues and setbacks and always just chugged along. Any business can face the tough things and it is never ever easy to admit that we might need some help.
Holiday shopping is about to kick off... like we are super close to that time! Have you been budgeting all year for this... if you're like some of us.. probably not. But have no fear! HBC Organics has our Top 10 Holiday Gifts that are great on your wallet but leave your loved ones grinning ear to ear!
Even though Autumn isn't officially here yet, we are thinking of Winter !
Our Autumn and Winter scents WILL overlap this year! All of our Autumn Scents will be available in the month of November along with the Winter scents!
Here is the candle line up for Winter Scents this year!
“They never smoked a day in their life, I don’t know why they have/had lung cancer” 🤯
How many times have you heard this? Probably a lot right?
I have heard it more times than I can count. I usually have a come back to this question that makes people super uncomfortable...
Are you ready?
Did they burn paraffin wax candles? What about those fancy wax melts ?
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.