Hello, My name is Erin, long time sufferer of sensitive skin and acne and I'm the owner over here at Naiad Soap Arts™! I had been making my own skincare and soaps for years and after being laid off from my job as a graphic designer, I decided to take the business full time! As the business grows I am dedicated to small batch, handmade products that pamper my troubled skin type. I am not looking to be a soap factory. I love the intimacy of making a batch of soap, whipping up a pot of sugar scrubs or meticulously hand pouring lip balms into their cute little containers. I know exactly what goes into my products, I use my products every day, and am proud and honored to have a loyal customer base that loves the products as much as I do!
At Naiad Soap Arts™ we specialize in unique bath and body products in a variety of fun designs and custom blended fragrances that you won't find any where else! Our whipped Sugar soap is a favorite!
Located in sunny San Diego, CA since 2006! Over the years we have grown the business steadily to accommodate more retailers and higher volume while still maintaining close personal relationships with the small retailers who helped us get to where we are today! In 2013 we are proud to say started shipping out our first pallet size orders!
So what is a “naiad”? In Greek mythology a Naiad is a nymph who lived in and presided over brooks, springs, and fountains.
Fresh Pure Ingredients
At Naiad Soap Arts we believe that our Mother Earth and her water are precious, our bodies are sacred, and we must protect and care for our home whether it’s our body or our planet. That is why all of our products are earth friendly and good for your skin. We use non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients that won't harm you or the Earth.
If I’m not soaping
I’m an artist, maker, plant lover and all around do it yourself, or die trying, kind of gal. I attended the Art Institute of Boston for fine art and photography and the Connecticut Institute of Art to further my skills by focusing on graphic design. I’ve been a production artist, an assistant copy editor, a deli clerk, a freelancer, a photo editor, an illustrator in the past. Now a soap maker, bath and body formulator and artist. I have loved creating ever since childhood. I started Naiad Soap Arts back in 2007 as a way to express my creativity through the art of soap making, and heal my troubled skin.
Trying to be creative everyday
I try, I really try to keep up with my art. I’m sometimes too lost in the next step to appreciate the present, or too manic to see a clear path through the simplest tasks - drawing and being creative helps me stay focused and calm. The practice of creating is my form of meditation and the focus and calm extends out into all I need to accomplish.
I drew this humming bird in colored pencil. I also like to work in watercolor, chalk pastel and have recently gotten into acrylic pouring and resin art.