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The Smithmade Story


Smithmade Essentials is fueled by a passion for the creative and all things handmade.

Hi! I'm Kiah Smith, the maker behind Smithmade Essentials. It's my goal to create soaps and other essentials using quality ingredients and sustainable materials.

How It All Began

My interest in soap-making started with bath bombs. Bath bombs are fun, fragrant and gave me a reason to slow down, relax and pamper myself. As I dove headlong into the bath bomb market, I came across artisan soaps. I quickly learned that soap can be incredibly creative.

I'm a creative and DIY enthusiast through and through so it didn't take long for me to start making my own soap. I had never considered that soap could be designed, enhanced and crafted to such a high degree. I noticed that the soap I was making felt better on my skin compared to the standard bars I was used to buying. I shared what I made with friends and family and they said the same.

As I began to think about selling soap as a business I began learning about sustainability issues with ingredients and how unethical some sourcing practices could be. I very quickly decided that I wanted to have a business that was eco-friendly and cruelty-free. This is why I chose to make my soap vegan and palm-free. I did a lot of research on every ingredient that went into my soaps and found suppliers that I felt I could trust because they were also focused on maintaining environmentally friendly supply lines and offering materials that were safe and tested for quality.

Growing Smithmade Essentials has been my passion project. Designing the soaps and discovering new fragrances to love has been very fun. It's my goal to keep learning and refining this craft while exploring just how creative it can be.

Smithmade Essentials is a member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild.