Southampton Soap Company Feeds You From the Outside

“All soaps are not created equal. Do you know what is in yours?” This is Southampton Soap Company’s philosophy and I think they are onto something.
Nowadays many businesses actively initiate a move towards greater sustainability. Food and beverage are an integral part of this equation with local, organic, GMO-free, pasture-raised, naturally grown, biodynamic and farm-to-table. These terms are an indelible imprint on my mind, a personal checklist when purchasing and consuming. But when it comes to skin care my checklist is not as robust.
You are what you eat, but what about what you put on your body? Considering our skin is the largest organ and greatest protector, shouldn’t we be nourishing it with the same amount of care as we do when eating?
In 2010, Deborah Lukasik, the creative genius, and Chris O’Shaughnessy, the technical/scientific craftsman, launched Southampton Soap Company. They are boosting people’s spirits with their artisanal soaps  made in small kettle batches. Their soaps are 100 percent vegetable-based, scented with essential oils, adorned with herbs and botanicals and then cut by hand. They also use local and organic additives whenever possible.
According to Deborah, making soap is part science, part art, part sensual and part ritual. “Working with my husband has been magical, we compliment each other so well.”
Sometimes finding the time to make soap happens in the middle of the night. They call this Midnight Kettles; I would like to call it Midnight Magic as their soaps have nourished and healed people suffering with acne, psoriasis and eczema. They even created shampoo bars for dogs containing essential oils such as neem to help keep pests at bay.
“Being a part of someone’s daily wellness routine and creating a product that I know is renewing their spirit is exciting,” says Deborah. “What we put on our body is as important as what we put in it; nourish your skin.”
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