Four years ago, Tami Thornton was on the lookout for a new hobby. She had read in a newspaper article how a woman made homemade soaps out of her kitchen and she thought she would love to give that a try. Tami went to the library and collected all the information she could on learning how to do this. She still wanted to see it done in person so she put an ad on craigslist and a nice woman a couple cities over invited her to come on over and watch her do it in person.Tami was hooked! For the next three years she experimented with recipes and gave her locally made soaps as gifts to friends and family. Then this past summer she turned her hobby into a business called Beehive Soap & Body Care. She sold her items at local boutiques, farmers markets and got to work getting her line into stores all around Utah. And she has very, very successfully done so; her line is popping up everywhere!This is where you can find Beehive Soap & Body Care :Salt Lake CountyAunt Elsie’s Trinkets and Treasures (Gardner Village)Unwind Yarn Shop/Be Inspired (Sandy)The Store (Holladay)Quilted Bear – Booth O15 (Midvale)Red Butte Garden Gift Shop (Near University of Utah)Broadway Pharmacy & Market (SLC)Right now you can find Beehive Soap on Facebook and her website. One of the things the Sassies love is that Tami uses a very important LOCAL ingredient in her soaps. Her soaps are made with either goat’s milk, water, or yogurt (a couple of the “spiked” soaps even have beer). The goat’s milk in her soaps comes from the very local and popular Drake Family Goats Farm.And it’s not just soaps that she carries; she does shampoo bars, perfume sticks (oh la la, these are amazing), scrubs, lip balm and more. Beehive Soap and Body Care makes a great, local holiday gift!Read more from Vanessa Brown at www.sassyscoops.com.
The Sassies got to try out the Beehive Soap & Body Care line that is made right here in Salt Lake County and sold in Salt Lake City in different stores. To see what we thought of the line check out our full review here.