Closing the Online Soap Site

Making soap is something that brings me an immense amount of joy. I can get lost in the recipe formulations and endless ideas of colors and swirls and scents. It is absolutely an escape and creative outlet for me. Like most hobby soap makers, we always end up with extra bars and hate to see them go to waste. Up to now, we’ve had an online site to sell those extra bars. I always hoped that someday (kápia méra!) my hobby would turn into an actual business. Unfortunately, that just isn’t to be. With my health issues (I have Crohn’s disease going on 35 years) and the cost of selling the bars online for just a small hobby (the subscriptions and fees were more), we’ve decided to close the site.

We really appreciate all the friends, family, and people who found us online and tried our soaps. All the sweet comments about how much you liked the soap have meant the world to me. I’m going to continue making soap for my family whenever I can, participating in soap challenges as much as possible, and posting here and on Facebook when I make something or create a video.

Thank you so much for the support! ❤️

Holly

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29 thoughts on “Closing the Online Soap Site

  1. I, like you, find soap-making therapeutic. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your videos and seeing your creations. They inspire me with their beauty. I hope you continue to post videos now and then as time allows, since you still have so much more to teach us. Best wishes and good health.

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  2. Wishing you all the best, Holly. You will always be my most favorite soapmaker to watch on YouTube… I have learned so very much from you! You inspire me to strive to be the best that I can be in my soapmaking journey and I’m happy to hear that you will continue to make soap for your family. We all love you!! Sending you lots of love and hugs!!

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  3. Holly,
    I am so sorry to hear this! I love your soaps as well as my family and friends I have shared them with. I wish you the best and hope that you have better days than not with your health issues. Sending much love and appreciation for sharing your gift and love of soap making.

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  4. Hi Holly,
    I also want to thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us. You take soap making another step. I enjoy creating something that is lovely as well as practical, but you really are an artist!
    Blessings :)

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  5. Holly,
    Sadly I never got to try your soaps but I really love looking at them. I’m glad you will still post your videos when possible, they are so helpful and you are so talented. Take care of yourself.

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  6. Sorry to hear about your health issue, sending all the best blessings to you. I really enjoy your videos which not only show up a technical skill but indeed an art processing. Anyway, enjoy your life !

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  7. Hello. Sorry to hear about your health challenges. Yes we need to care for our selves first and do what’s best. I enjoyed seeing your creations and how they inspire others to do the same. I too am the same in getting lost with everything that deals with soap. Glad to hear you will still continue to make soap and create videos. Let us know what forum to watch out for you in. Looking forward to seeing them.

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  8. Hi Holly. So sorry to read that your health situation has forced you to close your business. You’ve always had such good technique and ideas. Your soaps are beautiful. I had to close my business for health reasons as well (severe hand arthritis), so I know how devastating it is to lose something you’ve poured your heart into as well. All the best and hope to see you in Amy’s challenges. ❤️

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    • Thank you, Janie! I’m so sorry that you have to deal with arthritis and had to close your business. It’s such a hard thing to do even when it’s the right decision. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts! Hope to see you in Amy’s challenges, as well. 😊

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  9. So sorry to hear your health, Wish you all the best Holly., you’ve been my favourite Soaper on youtube, and I can’t wait to watch your new video. Even you don’t have the online site anymore, please do not stop making the video., take care, and hope you are all well..

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  10. Hello Holly, I live in Australia and you and your videos have helped me through my dark years of bad health. I want to thank you, your video has been therapeutic for me. I am 71 years old and soap making is my hobby. I send you love a healing hand and I wish you well. Thank you for your knowledge is so appreciated.

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    • Oh thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so sorry you’ve had to deal with health problems. I hope you’re doing okay and truly appreciate your well wishes. Thank you again!

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  11. Holly,
    I am a long time admirer of your wonderful soaps. I met you once at a craft event a couple of years back and bought one of your bars. I just love your videos and your soap line is gorgeous and so luxurious. Thank you so much for how much you have inspired me. Sent to you from someone that has a basement full of “extra” soap, salts, lotions and bath-bombs. The process is therapy for me and has kept me sane in my pain filled body. I am sorry to hear you have Crones Disease. God Bless you, Hang in there and keep on keepin on!

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    • Thank you so much, Jenifer! I remember meeting you and talking about soap! :) Thank you for your kind words about my soaps and videos. I’m so sorry you’ve had to deal with pain and hope you’re doing okay. Soap making really is a kind of therapy for me, as well. ❤️

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  12. Hi Holly,
    Sorry to hear about closing the online shop! The costs for everything seem to be going up a lot, especially in the past 6 months. I really enjoy your blog and often admire your soap designs and formulations. I hope things go well for you, and look forward to seeing some new creations in the Soap Challenge Club.

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  13. Hi Holly sad to know about your health, you are a very inspired woman I follow you from Argentina, I have started recently with soap and you help me much.Take care!

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  14. Holly! I am a healer (doctor of naturopathy), please contact me if you would like some help with your health. I have helped many people heal from colitis and Crohn’s. It is doable. If nothing more, please look into DMSO. Bless you, for your art!

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