Our business began in 1995 out of a love for homemade soaps. I loved the way homemade soaps made my skin feel. I also found it difficult to find homemade soaps at that time. My daughter and I decided to make a batch of soap to give as gifts that Christmas. The first soap we ever made was "Oat 'n Honey." We received many calls asking for more soap, and where could they buy it? Every afternoon, my mother would come over to help me make more soaps. She especially enjoyed stirring the soaps. Homemade soap needs to be stirred for at least 20 minutes.
After that, we came up with the name "Blackberry Creek Soaps." We love berry picking, so the name came easily. Then we came up with a logo, a label and wrapping. My father-in-law both made and cut wrappers well into his 90's. My husband made wooden molds, to achieve a more uniform bar shape. We were very fortunate that as our business grew, we had wonderful neighbors who came to work at "The Creek."
Next came a big move, 80 miles away. We were sad to say goodbye to our friends and neighbors, but also excited to move to our new home, a beautiful cabin in the woods. We finished off the lower level into a soap factory. We were lucky to find someone to work with us at our new "soap factory."
Our business has grown to include many different scents. We also came up with an all-natural bug repellant soap and spray. Being avid berry pickers, we knew firsthand how well the soap and spray worked. We are proud of the soaps and creams we make. Our Muscle & Joint Cream is also wonderful.