Meet The Founder
My Journey to Body & Soap Skincare
Hi, I'm Alice DeShield, owner of Body & Soap Skincare. My journey began as I started my search to find a natural skin care product for my sensitive skin.
I have what is called combination skin. (This is when your skin is dry in some areas and oily in others) My forehead, nose and chin were dry but the rest of my face was oily. I tried just about every skin care product on the shelves, but nothing seemed to work out for me. After years of experiments with various oils, butters and herbs, I decided to commence the search to solve my continuing skin problems. This led to my discovery of cold process soap making or soap making from scratch.
My goal was to maintain an all-natural and cruelty free approach to preserve the integrity of my skin. I decided to explore the possibility of creating my own products to solve my own problems.
At first, I experimented in my kitchen by mixing different oils. Using my creativity, I added essential oils, dried flowers and herbs. I soon discovered that not only was there a healthier way to making skin care products, but I could make my own and I was having fun doing so.
In 2013, I made my first batch of soap. Months later, I had made enough soaps to give to friends and family as gifts. By this time, I was busy making soaps and body butters for everyone who asked.
All of my products are handcrafted in North Carolina using all natural ingredients. My products are scented with essential oils and natural fragrances. The dried flowers, tea leaves and herbs are carefully selected by me, I like to make beautiful and clean skincare products. My mission is to make skincare products just like nature intended.