Soaps to Live By

American Made Since 2013

Andreea Ayers

Boulder, Colorado
Soaps to Live By are handcrafted soaps made with organic & natural ingredients and designed to inspire you to think positively throughout the day

Tell us about your business.

Soaps to Live By was inspired by a morning in the shower! Every day most of us start our day by taking a shower and thinking about the day ahead - what we're going to do, who we're going to see, how we're going to tackle our to do list and so on. Most of the thoughts we have that day are similar to thoughts we have every day. In fact, our thoughts are so ingrained in us that we don't even think about it! As I was taking a shower and became more aware of my own thoughts, I thought - what if there was a product that you can use in the shower to remind you to think positively first thing in the morning? And that's how Soaps to Live By was born! Soaps to Live By soaps are made from organic and natural ingredients, beneficial essential oils and herbs. They are hand mixed, hand poured and hand cut right here in the United States. We care about the environment and sustainability by using tree-free labels and by planting trees for every soap you buy. Smell Good. Feel Good. Do Good.

What makes your business stand out?

Soaps to Live By is unique because all our soaps are stamped with positive words and messages like DREAM, JOY, SHINE, BLISS, HOPE, JOY & PEACE. There is no other soap out there like it! Plus, we plant a tree for every soap bar that you buy and all our labels are printed on tree-free paper.

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

The best business advice I ever received was to find your niche and do what you love!

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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

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

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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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