Hello fellow soap lovers! I am Ashley, aka Bubbles, a nickname that my oldest niece randomly bestowed upon me when she was just a wee thing…we still don’t know how or why it came about, but it stuck, and for the last 11 years I have been known as Bubbles to family, friends, and perplexed looking strangers at the grocery store. Befittingly, considering my recent endeavor in to soap making, the name Bubbles by Bubbles was born.
I am a nurse by trade and nature lover at heart. As a hiker and backpacker, I have always been fascinated and awed by the healing powers of nature, both mentally and physically. Nature is simple, pure, and uncomplicated, a stark contrast to our current society and health care practices. It is all too easy to get wrapped up in the materialism and commercialism of today’s world, but natural and simplistic living is what I strive for in my life. It brings a certain clarity of mind and joyful satisfaction that I find fulfilling.
I began experimenting with natural soap making as a fun hobby that also allowed me to promote preventative health and wellness by decreasing the amount of unnecessary chemicals we put on and in our bodies. I find the soap making process very therapeutic and am thrilled to see how each batch turns out! I have also been experimenting with making other body care products, such as lotion, lip balm, shampoo, and deodorant, so stay tuned for future posts and recipes! Along with body care products, I also make my own homemade cleaning supplies and laundry detergent and plan to post the recipes I use for those as well so you can create them in your own home!
Along with hiking, backpacking and soap making, I enjoy having adventures with my husband, bicycling, yogaing, traveling, and drinking a good cup of hot tea.