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Meet Arielle

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Arielle Horan- Washteria Soap Co.

I started making soap in August of 2017 as part of a chemistry lesson for high school students. I immediately fell in love with the possibilities of scents, colors, textures, and packaging. I think soap is both beautiful and useful, a small luxury in your day-to-day life that indulges most of your senses (although I can’t say I recommend taste). The ability to layer fragrances that evoke certain memories for people is so powerful, and I try to specialize in unique, fresh, multilayered fragrances that you won’t find with other makers. I’ve since branched out into balms, face masks, and other products, but soap remains my favorite thing to make due to its unlimited palette for exploration, yet ultimately practical use.