Welcome to Heart & Arrow Handcrafted's Brand New Website!! Yay!!
Hi handcrafted soap lovers! I'm so glad you made your way to our brand new website! This is our virtual storefront so you can order Heart & Arrow soaps anywhere, anytime. Heart & Arrow Handcrafted opened in May of 2017. I had learned how to make soap in 2013 at a 3-day 'Soapmaking Bootcamp' taught at the amazing Nova Studio in San Francisco. After 4 years of experimenting and exploring my passion for making high quality handcrafted soaps, demand from friends and family was so high that I decided to take the leap of turning a hobby into a business. Together with my partner, Kevin, we did some local craft markets, a lot of individual email orders, and had our first retail store carry our products. As the business grows, we are choosing to carry other high-quality skincare products that are handcrafted by women. This spring, we are amping it up by making it possible to order Heart & Arrow Handcrafted soaps, washcloths, lip balms and face creams on our website!
We hope the website will be more than just a place for ordering your favorite soaps, however. We want Heart & Arrow to be a connecting point for customers to find out more information about green living, natural beauty care, and empowering women & families around the world. 1% of all our profits annually are donated to nonprofit organizations like the lovinsoapproject.org which provides communities of women in impoverished regions with training in soapmaking & business skills to build a livelihood out of their craft. This work benefits families and helps improve hygiene practices for in areas where sanitation is a major issue. We donate to many organizations that make a positive difference both across the globe and in our local community. Check out the 'Our Community' page of the website to find out more.
Stay posted on where you can find our next Heart & Arrow booth on the 'Upcoming Events' listing here on the website! Find pictures of the soapmaking process and behind the scenes at markets on the 'In the Studio' page. The 'Our Journal' page (which you are reading now!) will keep you linked in to all the interesting things we are up to, both in the soap studio & in the world. We cannot wait to share this year with you and make it a phenomenal one for our customers & community. Thank you for coming on this journey with us. We welcome all comments below! Here's to an amazing 2018!!
Lindsey Rose, Owner & Soapmaker