I "met" Dorothy when she contacted me to inquire about purchasing some of my handcrafted, cotton bath puffs to include as part of a gift set with her all natural bar soap.
Of course I jumped at the chance to have my item featured alongside the work of such a talented creator. And I wanted to give all of you the chance to get to know a little about her and her work also.
Please tell the readers a little about yourself:
I am 47 years old and at the mother of two beautiful girls. One a senior in college and one a senior in high school. I work full time as a buyer and also run my small business making handmade bath and body products. Making cold processed soap is my passion and what I love most about what I do. I also enjoy nature and reading. And of course my husband and pets two!
What was your inspiration for starting 'SinkandSoak'?
I was inspired to start Sink and Soak because I was a huge fan of Lush Cosmetics and love taking baths every night. So buying all those soaps and bath bombs was getting very pricey. I decided I was going to make some bath bombs for home. Then I had family and friends telling me the bath bombs were great and I should start selling them. I have always been interested in soap making and had wanted to learn the process for years. I also needed an outlet for my creativity as I used to oil paint years ago before I had children. I had one daughter gone at college that I missed so much and another growing up fast and soon to be leaving home so I knew I needed a hobby to immerse myself in. So it seemed natural with my love of art and of bathing to start a small business.
What would we find you doing when you're not making bath products or running your business?
I am either working at my day job purchasing electronic parts, cooking, running my household, reading, or off sightseeing! There is so much to see around the San Francisco Bay area. I also like to curl up with my dog and relax and drink coffee. :)
Hmmm... she enjoys reading, sightseeing, and drinking coffee. If we didn't live on opposite sides of the country, I think there's a good chance we could be besties for sure!
Please stop by her shop and show her some love!