My wife and I are both recently retired, public school educators from Kentucky. I spent my career teaching middle school science, and my wife spent hers teaching kindergarten. Fourteen years ago, some of my colleagues and I began installing water chlorination units in communities where people were drinking biologically contaminated water. Over the years, we installed units in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Honduras, and rural China. On all of our installs, we used the M-100 water chlorination unit developed by Waterstep, a wonderful company based in Louisville, Kentucky. The systems were installed in schools, medical clinics, children's camps, feeding centers, and hospitals. One by-product of the chlorination process was a chemical commonly used to create soap. As a science teacher, the process of making soap had always fascinated me, so I began to create handmade soaps for my family and friends. Upon my retirement, it seemed natural for me to combine the two things I was most passionate about: providing clean water to impoverished communities, and making handmade soaps.
Today, we craft our handmade soaps on our small family farm located northeast of Louisville, in the historic town of LaGrange. We got our company's name from the winding creek that runs through the middle of the farm, providing clean water to deer, turkey, and a host of other wildlife. It is our desire that by using our handmade soaps, you will find your skin feeling clean and supple, and your senses stimulated by the essential oils present in each bar of soap.
We hope you purchase our soaps not only for their high quality, enticing scents, and beauty, but also as a means of supporting our annual water chlorination projects. You can learn more about these projects by clicking on the "Waters of Grace" tab in the menu.