Amathia Soapworks - Bath and Body Products for the Whole Family

Amathia Soapworks started as an idea in the spring of 2010 and released its first batch of products upon the handmade world in October of 2010. However, the woman behind Amathia Soapworks has been crafting bath and body products for herself, family, and friends much much longer than that.

She's Kendra (many of her friends call her Kenna) and she's that woman.

She's one of those crafty souls who sees something in everyday life and wonders how it came to be. Oftentimes, this meant lots of research and in the end, another hobby to hoard supplies for. From the most common arts like sewing, painting, digital design and print work, scrapbooking, and cooking to the slightly offbeat crafts like upcycling/recycling trash into useful new gadgets and gizmos, it was only a matter of time before she looked at a bar of soap and asked, How?

She grew up with a sensitivity to many big box commercial beauty products (eternal gratitude to her Mom for that genetic predisposition!) From fragrances to certain preservatives to other synthetic chemicals and detergents, the list of products she tried and had to avoid (thank you hives, headaches, and nausea) grew every year. This really fueled the fire when she dug in and gave her first batch of cold process soap a try in 2004. It was love at first pour (or maybe it was when she cut the four pound slab of soap to reveal a gorgeous swirl that she had yet to be able to duplicate!) Ever since, she's been a firm believer in handmade bath and beauty products, producing her own concoctions and buying from others in the know.

After running her own print and design business in 2009, she realized that she doesn't have what it takes to wear the many hats of a one woman show small business. Despite the love for being her own boss and working her own hours, she found that print and design was not a hobby she loved enough to make her life. She returned to the corporate world and ho-hum of a normal job and began analyzing every hobby and craft under her belt to find one that she knew she loved enough to spend every day doing - and this is it! Since then, she's been hard at work to make Amathia Soapworks her version of the nine to five and she wants to thank you so much for being a part of it.

Location: Manhattan, Kansas, USA

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Amathia said...

Just FYI, Kenna is from Manhattan, Kansas. Not New York. ;)

Thanks for including Amathia Soapworks!

EarthRinse said...

Thanks for letting me know. I corrected the location.