about the business

What goes on our body is equally important as what goes in. I use a technique called "cold process" that uses a combination of plant-based oils and other ingredients that when combined create soap. I select ingredients that are as close to nature as possible; making each soap batch by hand from start to finish.   

I also have a no-nonsense approach when it comes to designing and making products which means: no palm oil, no sulfates,no parabens, no petroleum products, no artificial colors, no phthalates, no synthetic hardeners, no synthetic surfactants, no PEGs, no soy, no gluten and no animal testing (except perhaps on my three dogs Bear the Cane Corso, Pepper the Mutt and Truffles the Morkie). 

You can reach out any time by emailing us at:  hi@letterpress.com

about the maker

Brenda Foster of Bubs and Scrubs Soap, Bath and BodyIt all started with stumbling on a passion and then, of course, a lot of hard work. Becoming a soapmaker was never on my radar. I grew up with humble means (my father passed away when I was nine which pretty much left our family broke) I received an engineering degree from Princeton, got an MBA from University of Michigan, have worked in the corporate world as a marketer for 20+ years.   Before going to business school I seriously considered attending culinary school instead to become a pastry chef.  It was my dream to own a bakeshop.  That didn't happen and somehow someway I stumbled upon the practice of soapmaking. My best guess is that I googled something, discovered the loveliness of cold-process soapmaking and it's been non-stop ever since!  More than likely the universe pointed me in this direction.  Making soap and just making things, in general, makes me happy. It's a privilege to make and provide good-for-you bath and body products and inject my positivity in every bar with the intent that it passes on.