My grandfather died the same year that I started my soapmaking business - in fact 15 years ago to the day. It was a sad time back then to lose the patriarch of our family and someone who, along with my Dad, introduced me to backpacking in the Ventana Wilderness. One of the places that I consider to be my "happy place".
Papa as we called him, also was a model for living a simple life and working hard. Something I value to this day and try to emulate. So when he left this Earth, I wanted to find a way to keep him present. This is what inspired me to create a line of skincare products in his name.