My name is Rae Ann Wright. My journey of soapmaking began when I bought a bar of handmade soap at a Farmer’s Market in 2001 when I lived in San Diego. I could not believe how great it made my skin feel and how much I enjoyed using it in the shower! That day I knew I would never go back to the same old stuff from the supermarket shelf.
For nearly two years I consumed everything I could find on the process of soapmaking. The process absolutely fascinated me! For the next several years I made and gave away hundreds of bars to friends and family while perfecting my technique and my recipes.
I started Cottage Industry Soap Company back in 2012 from our home. It has grown into a family business involving my husband and our two daughters. All of our products are crafted here in my Soap Lab on our small family farm here in Verbena, Alabama.
We create handmade bath and body products using ethically and locally sourced ingredients. Our products are fun, colorful and full of whimsy. We hope you love our products as much as we enjoy making them and bringing them to you. They are dessert for your skin!