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My Story

I've always loved a nice bar of soap but my love for soap making came as a surprise. While working my legal job, I was craving a creative outlet.  My twin sister suggested soap making. She thought I'd be good at it because of the combination of my love for natural body care products and love for chemistry.  After making my first batch of natural cold processed soap, I was hooked!


I have always been sort of a "kitchen beautician" because of my concern about the harsh chemicals used in skin products and its effects on us and on our planet.  I believe in the benefits of natural health and beauty products. I even color my hair with my own blend of natural plant henna mix . 


The skin is our largest organ and first line of defense. It absorbs a lot of what we put on it.  Think of how a nicotine patch works.  I saw that even products that claimed to be "all natural" contained artificial and caustic ingredients.  I was already making homemade natural scrubs, facial masks and body butters.  Soap seemed like a natural next step.   

My recipes are formulated with dry sensitive skin in mind. When my parents whose aging skin had become much thinner and drier started using my soap, the natural oils and butters in the soaps helped restore and heal their skin and dry patches.  


I take steps to ensure that every ingredient used in my products is responsibly sourced and that my business operates in a manner that is environmentally gentle.   

Using handmade soaps is pretty addictive and I hope you enjoy using them as much as I love creating them.  They were made with a lot of thought, care and imagination. 

XO Debbie

Debbie Fontaine Owner Soapure Handmade Soap Los Angeles
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