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MY STORY - ABOUT GRANDMA DIANE
Since I was a little girl, I had the misfortune of having eczema. In 1997, when I was expecting one of my babies, I was having a chat with an elderly gentleman and we were both complaining about our itchy skin. He told me that I really should learn how to make soap and stop using the chemicals. Hmm. I sort of set his comment toward the back of my mind until one day when I was in the library & a book on soapmaking caught my eye unexpectedly. With nothing to lose but itchiness if that man was correct, I checked the book out and read it from start to finish. The rest is history, really. I've been making soap since 1998, and I owe Carl a debt of gratitude for his wisdom. Not only did it lead me to pursue a hobby-turned-business that I absolutely love and enjoy, he was correct - my eczema is gone. Using natural products consistently turned things around for me. I have to smile now, because with experience, I've learned that it has done the same for others, too. The testimonials on my site speak for themselves.
So there you have it ! My journey as a beginner soapmaker, back in the day. Over the years I have met some wonderful people - especially those who have an appreciation of quality. I take pride in my soapmaking and I use only top quality ingredients. This "job" isn't my career, it is my passion. My "career", despite 3 college degrees, including a Doctorate, is being a blessed mother to my ten children (ages 6 to adult), which will always come first. My spare time is spent quilting and stirring my soap pots, planning my next batches, and meeting wonderful people like you - my new and repeat customers from around the country and even into the U.K. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, for recognizing quality soap and for supporting my home-grown and home-made Connecticut business. I also want to thank the other soapmakers out there, who are committed to using only natural ingredients and avoiding synthetic materials in their soaps. Kudos to holding a high standard of superior quality for our customers & within the industry.
Why did I name my company, "Grandma's Soapdish & Sundries, LLC" ? I just couldn't decide what to name it and it was my mother who thought the name up. It wasn't until 2009 that I grew into the name when my first two grandchildren, Adriana and Caleb, were born. The 3rd grandchild, baby Julian Miles, was just born 11/28/11. Nothing like a grandma to spoil the little ones ! Now, it's truly "Grandma's Soapdish" ! Counting all my blessings, indeed.
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