From stay-at-home mom to graphic designer to soap maker

Cedarwood Handmade Soap

Hi and welcome! My name is Dana and this soapmaking endeavor is my ‘baby.’ For the past two decades I have been a stay-at-home mom, wife and graphic designer working in higher education. When our kids graduated from high school I felt the strong urge to make a life change. With the full support of my family, I quit my job to pursue freelance design. This also afforded me the opportunity to devote more time to passions outside of design - gardening, canning, baking & sewing - which led to the discovery of a new hobby which I LOVE - soap making. This ‘hobby’ quickly evolved into a new business pursuit. I learn something new with every batch of soap I make and I hope you will stay with us on our journey as we grow & offer a continually expanding variety of all-natural bath & body products.


Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild member