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In my quest to share with others the joy of my discoveries and returning to simple, yet effective and safe products for you, I created a variety of environmentally friendly things for you and your dog. 

I am a naturalist and forager of wild plants. I have been wandering around in the forests and mountains surrounding my home in Crested Butte, Colorado for the past 27 years! I retired from creating my stone mosaic art in the summer of 2015 after 15 years of traveling to art shows to find homes for my one of kind mosaic mirrors. 

I wanted to pursue an endeavor which allowed me to share my mountain home with others in a way which blended my wanderings in the wild world with my interest in nourishing traditions. 

I had been making soaps and lotions as a hobby for many years and decided to offer my old fashion castile soap at our local farmer's market in the summer of 2015.  My years of marketing and selling my mosaic art taught me how to connect with the public one on one and I immediately developed a loyal following of repeat customers who continue to support me as I broaden my reach and expand my product line.

Me and my husband Jeff and our new puppy Pippin, off another foray for wild medicinal plants and edible mushrooms in our backyard. August 2016.

Me and my husband Jeff and our new puppy Pippin, off another foray for wild medicinal plants and edible mushrooms in our backyard. August 2016.

The newest member of my support staff, Pippin. She takes the place of our beloved Tessa who passed away in December of 2016.      

The newest member of my support staff, Pippin. She takes the place of our beloved Tessa who passed away in December of 2016.

 

 

 

Contessa Lupine of the Mountains - aka "Tessa". Our beloved companion passed away in December 2015. My faithful foray companion and bear chaser - handy when crawling around in the willows. She lived her entire life exploring the wild world surrounding Crested Butte. We buried her under the cottonwood trees, in the tall grass, where this photo was taken so many years ago.   Tessa - she lived a beautiful life and awaits us over the rainbow bridge where we will join her someday when our journey on this earth comes to an end.

Contessa Lupine of the Mountains - aka "Tessa". Our beloved companion passed away in December 2015. My faithful foray companion and bear chaser - handy when crawling around in the willows. She lived her entire life exploring the wild world surrounding Crested Butte. We buried her under the cottonwood trees, in the tall grass, where this photo was taken so many years ago.   Tessa - she lived a beautiful life and awaits us over the rainbow bridge where we will join her someday when our journey on this earth comes to an end.

In 2014 I launched Colorado Real Soap with my handmade liquid and bar soap, bath salts and Tessa's Paw Bliss. I have since expanded my line to include skin care products, herbal infused products with plants and flowers I collect from the forest.

All of my products are carefully crafted in small batches to ensure purity, freshness and quality.

When I am not playing around in my lab (er kitchen) you can find me outside playing in my backyard, or foraging for wild plant material to incorporated in my products.

When I am not playing around in my lab (er kitchen) you can find me outside playing in my backyard, or foraging for wild plant material to incorporated in my products.

My favorite part about Colorado Real Soap is being able to share my lovely mountains with others in a simple sustainable way, taking just small amounts of wild crafted plant material and creating unique formulas which capture the essence and heart of this unique and special place.