About the Soap:
Our soap is made with quality ingredients, the old fashioned way. Whenever possible, we use products that are locally grown or traceable. (We like to know the guy who knows the guy who grew the thing...if at all possible...which isn't always, but that's what we strive for.
(I just need to meet somebody with a coconut farmer in the family.)
About the Soapmaker:
My Name is Christine Good, and Oh My Goodness! Soaps was born out of my love of everything "old fashioned." (I also like baking bread, making jam, and growing a garden.)
I grew up on a dairy farm surrounded by land and animals and great country people: People who liked making things and growing things, and appreciating traditional time- honoured methods. I grew up to be one of those people.
Soapmaking lets me honour my past, celebrate my heritage , and create a useful and affordable luxury for everyday life. It allows me to be creative, and scientific all at the same time (and it lets my inner pioneer lady shine.)
About the Name:
Why "Oh My Goodness! Soaps?"
As I was learning the art of soapmaking, whenever I would add the water/lye mixture to the oils I would always think, and often exclaim "Oh My Goodness! It's soap! (This was usually followed by a happy dance.)
Sometimes it was more like "OMG! Why is it doing that! or OMG! That's expensive! or OMG! That didn't quite go as planned!" So in the end Oh My Goodness! Soaps seemed appropriate. (My friend Sue pointed out that it could have just as easily been called Holy #@$%! Soap.)
With a last name like "Good" I had to incorporate it somehow.
As a side note: Because "Oh My Goodness! Soaps" is a pretty long name, especially when measured in keystrokes, I do on occasion shorten it to OMG! Soaps...Like my domain name for instance...Hopefully, that doesn't get too confusing. It's like having a double identity.