Natural Handcrafted Soap

American Made Since 2008

Elise R. Crismanis

Raleigh, North Carolina
Our handcrafted beauty soaps are formulated to deliver the very best in skin care while using only safe, truly natural ingredients.
North Carolina

Tell us about your business.

Chef and Naturalist Team Up to Create Natural Hand Crafted Soap RALEIGH, N.C.-- What do you get when you combine a chef and a naturalist? No, it's not a trick question. The result is beautifully handcrafted soap from Natural Handcrafted Soap, a Raleigh, N.C.-based company. "Making soap is a lot like cooking," Nick, co-owner of Natural Handcrafted Soap, explains. "It requires blending ingredients and getting just the right balance." Nick's partner, who hails from Brazil, was handed down recipes from her grandmother that included natural ingredients from the rain forest for soaps that really make a difference on one's skin. "It was a natural relationship for us to come together to create these wonderfully-natural soap products." All soaps are handmade. "Some even include herbs from our personal garden," Nick adds. These natural soaps are crafted using natural herbs, spices and clays; they contain no artificial ingredients.

What makes your business stand out?

Everything in my soap comes from 100% natural ingredients ., my grandmother came to Brazil in 1917 from her home in Tuscany Italy. She had to learn to make soap from scratch and essential oils from the plants out of necessity , as her granddaughter, her legacy to me lives not only in my genetics but also more importantly in my heart.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Many people become discouraged and lose steam and focus because they don’t see results immediately . If you have done your research, and you know you have a good product you must persist on your product , pursue the wildest sounding ideas and go for it until you achieve your results.

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  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

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  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 9, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

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  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

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  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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    Nov. 7–8, 2014

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