In 1999 two Cincinnati sisters, Kim and Shelly Decker, discovered a passion for making soap. It began when Kim started looking for remedies to cure her dry hands, and her quest led to countless months and considerable funds spent researching ingredients, experimenting with soap combinations, and discovering the perfect blends for natural, handmade soap.
While Shelly thought she was crazy for being SO into soap making, she eventually tried her hand at it and became hooked as well. As a means of bonding and also as a stress reliever, the two sisters made soap and sold it at local festivals for many years before deciding to take on sales at a larger level.
In 2009, the sisters expanded their production facility as they began selling to local grocery stores and gift shops. In 2013, after spreading coast to coast, the sisters again expanded their facility. The expansive production facility is managed by their family and can produce thousands of bars of soap and thousands of bottles of lotion per month. Kim and Shelly, along with family and employees, produce all products from scratch using original formulas developed over the past 16 years by the sisters.
Just recently Kim and Shelly opened a new retail store -- Market 640 -- inviting exclusive vendors to join them at their space at 640 Broadway in Lebanon, OH.
Kim and Shelly continue to spend countless hours researching and experimenting with ingredients that are beneficial for the skin. Their passion for high quality ingredients and their sisterly bond keep them on the path of creating naturally healing bath and body products.