Teresa has been soaping since 2001 but has a much longer history with soap. Her Mother actually made soap in a big black kettle with tallow that she rendered herself. Teresa says, “It’s in my DNA.” When she started soaping, her philosphy was to “spare no expense.” She thought to herself, “How much can I pack into this bar of soap so that it has the optiumum quality, luxury, look and feel?” With ingredients like yogurt, coconut cream, rhassoul clay, beeswax, aloe vera and even champagne, Teresa has set about to make each soap a unique and nourishing art form. It took her many years of “pushing the envelope” to figure out ideal recipes that incorporated all of her exotic ingredients and wonderful essential oil blends.
TAS square-ish shape was originally inspired by a square shaped cookie cutter that Teresa found. She refined the shape, little by little, from there, eventually coming up with two sizes of bars (4 and 6 ounce) that retail from $7 to $9 from the TAS site here. Some of the stores that sell TAS soap sell it for as much as $12 per bar. With the beautiful handmade paper and exquisite designs in each bar of soap, her soaps sell very well in upscale boutiques. Teresa is actually looking for a few more boutiques to sell her product so if you have a store that is interested, you can contact her here.
Teresa hand wraps and hand stamps her soap bars and calls it a “labor of love.” Her philosophy on running her own business is that “Ya’ gotta have fun, ya’ gotta have balance and ya’ gotta have it within the paramters of your health and well being.”
TAS has a soap of the month club as well. Click here to check that out. It’s a great gift for anyone that will be sure to delight and impress, all year round.