After a great deal of soul searching, I have decided to close Chandler's Soaps. This was a big decision and not undertaken lightly.
Over the past 13 years, since the inception of Chandler's Soaps, there have been many changes in my life. Among other things, it's just not as easy as it was to lift and pour 50 to 60 pound containers of oils and other ingredients! However my passion for soapmaking remains strong, and I continue to work with the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild in various capacities.
My focus now is on the three books I have written over the past 5 years: Soap and Cosmetic Labeling; The Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, 300 Years of Natural Soap and Cosmetic Recipes and Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters as well as helping other handcrafters with both labeling and good manufacturing practices. More information about the books and my current activities can be found at www.MarieGale.com.
If you are looking for high quality natural, handcrafted soap or handcrafted body care products, I recommend looking at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild's Find a Soapmaker page. You can search by location or type of product. Another resource are the Soap Guild Stores where members of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild have stores where you can browse and purchase products.
Natural Bug Repellent
I am still making my natural bug repellent (since I still need it for my horse). If you are interested in purchasing, you can contact me through my new website, www.MarieGale.com.
Thank you to all who have been steady customers over the years. I apologize for any inconvenience my decision may cause, however I am sure you will be able to find high quality soaps from one of the many other experienced handcrafted soapmakers, especially those who are members of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild.
July 24, 2012