My name is Jackie Turbot and I have been a professional soapmaker since 2000. I started playing around with scent, color, ingredients and techniques in 1998. It started in my tiny kitchen in Orlando, Florida and has grown into a dedicated production space when I moved back North to Illinois.
My soaping story really began back in my teen and college years (B.S. in finance, not chemistry!) My mom, Phyllis, had severe psoriasis. She was an RN who when things were bad had to wear gloves constantly and tape up her cracked feet with bandages. My sister and I prayed we would never get it. She said the soap samples and shea butter I sent her were the only thing she was doing differently from her doctor prescribed drugs, creams and light treatments. SOAP AND SHEA BUTTER, note taken!
I began including shea butter in every single thing I made. My soap recipes that numbered in the dozens slowly morphed into a handful of tried and true soaps that all had a couple things in common: moisturizing, big, bubbly lather! More than 20 years later, that phrase is a constant at craft shows.
Give me a holler however you like to connect. Or just leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
Jackie Turbot, the SoapLady
We can be found at weekend art and craft shows (once they return) from Northern Illinois, to Southern Wisconsin and Northeastern Iowa.
Events and Information
Cider 'N Cinnamon on Saturdays at Edgebrook through December 19th, 2020. Online anytime. Check website for my 2021 show schedule as they are added.