Locally based, The Soap Seduction, is not just your ordinary online soap store. Its beautifully handcrafted soaps and other goodies are a work of art – literally.
At first glance you wont want to use them, but once you get a tiny whiff of the tantalizing smell, you will not be able to resist lathering up, which will then take you on a journey of bath time ecstasy.
The soaps are freshly handmade, not tested on animals and vegan.
Visitors of the The Soap Seduction shop will become mesmerized by the wide variety of beautiful soap to choose from.
There are mouthwatering food shapes and flavors, from cupcakes, fruit, to even a Little Black Dress as well as lip balms, sugar scrubs, triple-butter moisturizers, candles and more.
Patrice Harrison is the Creator/CEO of The Soap Seduction.
On her website, this self proclaimed ‘soapaholic’ declares, “Every product has a purpose – To cleanse. To nourish. To pamper.”
And judging from the many internet reviews by satisfied ‘addicted’ customers, The Soap Seduction delivers on its promise.
Along with making bath and body treats, Patrice also shares her talents on her The Soap Seduction YouTube Channel and blog of the same name.
Patrice took time out from her craft – no doubt while deliciously scented soaps were curing in the background – to share her hair story, advice and the inspiration behind The Soap Seduction.
Patrice’s hair story …
It’s so funny because I’ve been natural before it became this great “movement.” My last perm was sometime in 1999, and I haven’t looked back. My decision to go natural was more of a financial one than anything.
I was tired of spending hundreds of dollars getting my hair braided (because I was the braid queen) and/or sitting hours at a time in a salon waiting to be serviced.
The braids destroyed my hairline which to this day has not fully recovered (Thank God my hair is thick so it’s less noticeable!)
Advice for those contemplating wearing their hair natural …
My advice is do not mistake natural hair for easy hair. Natural hair takes time to nurture, and it is a lifelong commitment.
I have a girlfriend who recently “big-chopped” and she was so excited and gung-ho about it, but her hair looks a hot mess because she doesn’t take care of it.
Now she’s wearing braids and wigs because she doesn’t want to put in the time and effort to take care of her hair. You can’t wrap natural hair sweeties!
On Soapmaking …
My soapmaking journey was a gradual one. What started as a casual hobby eventually grew into an obsession.
I bought one of those DIY melt and pour kits from Michael’s to make some handmade gifts for co-workers, and they were such a hit, that it sparked my creativity and desire to learn and do more.
Inspiration behind the company name …
Honestly, there’s no rhyme or reason to how I chose that name! I knew I wanted the word “soap” so there’d be no mistake in what it is I was about, and the “seduction” part just came out of nowhere!
I was basically running words through my mind that would just flow with soap, but I wanted it to be something memorable and a little cheeky at the same time.
Inspiration behind The Soap Seduction Blog …
The blog is my outlet! I share both my successes and failures there, as well as try to engage my readers in such a way that they feel like they know me and understand my passion for this thing.
I am in awe of all the people that I’ve met from all over the world in the three short years that I’ve been blogging.
Blogging is also free, in-house advertising for my business.
Blogging and business advice …
If I can give only one piece of advice on blogging, it would be don’t enter into it lightly. Like natural hair, it’s a commitment.
Once you create this body of work, develop a following, and maybe attract some advertisers, you are on the hook to feed and care for it.
Your readers look forward to your posts, and they come to you for inspiration, knowledge, and entertainment.
I will admit that I am a terrible business person.
I am a creative person, but with that being said, my advice is to research your market, know who your target audience is, have a business plan and a budget, and be prepared to put in some long hours.
Success doesn’t come overnight. I’ve yet to reach the pinnacle, but I think I’m on the right track.
What the future holds …
As always, you can look forward to more new and exciting products.
I’m constantly learning new soapmaking techniques, and there’ll also be more bath-oriented goodies like bubble bombs and fizzies, and new sugar and salt scrub scents.
I’ll also be coming out with all-new soy-based candles and room sprays this spring, so stay tuned!
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