The Joy of Brooklyn Soap

This was from an interview with the creator of a wonderful blog called Brooklyn Based." I was one of 4 local soapmakers featured. "Yet another creative type who fell into soapmaking, David Johnston was burned out by graphic design when he began using the kitchen of his Park Slope apartment as the lab for The Bubble Roome soaps seven years ago. This June, he finally outsourced their production to Oregon so he can concentrate on new designs like chalkware-shaped soaps, modeled after the chalk statues once given out as prizes at carnivals.
Still, his current offerings are the most extensive of the three. In addition to 8 different “Goodness Bars” ($6), from the exfoliating, exotic Ylang Ylang and Cinnamon soap, spiked with coconut, to the soothing, baby-friendly Chamomile and Calendula blend, Johnston has also developed super moisturizing, paraben-free products like Hemp Oil Lotion with oatmeal extract; a 3 Butter Cream made with shea, cocoa and mango butters, sulfate-free Bath and Body Gels with Rosehip and Jojoba oils, Walnut Sugar Scrubs made with crushed walnuts and brown sugar, and Mineral Salts. All are packaged in recyclable bottles, using recycled labels, and as Johnston puts it, as little fake stuff as possible."

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