Our passion for safe, unique, bath + body products started in a little apartment in California 6 years ago.
We decided to make Christmas gifts for friends and family one year instead of buying them. So, we went to the local arts and craft store for supplies and and inspiration, and chose to make soap! Little did we know at the time, that this would change our lives forever!
Long story short, our soaps were seen by the owner of a nationwide Bath and Body chain of stores. Literally, the next thing we knew, we were making soap for 75 stores nationwide!!
We moved out of our little apartment in California, 5 years ago to Tulsa, OK. (I wish I had kept the coffee table we used to cut soap on) It has been one heck of a ride, let me tell you. :)
We have learned and grown along the way, and we are so blessed to be able to do what we do.
My husband and I are able to do this full time and depending on the time of year, we are fortunate enough to have many hand to help us out.
This is our story, join us on our journey to provide SAFE UNIQUE BATH + BODY products to the world. :)
Shannon comes from a large family, she was 1 of 6 kids. She was home schooled until age 13 when she began college in Fullerton, CA. She quickly realized that college was not for her and decided to stop going, to begin the cut-throat, high stress, and big money lifestyle of waitressing. After 10 years, she started her own Mobile Notary Service specializing in notarizing Real Estate loan documents. After predicting the fall of the California housing empire years in advance; Shannon decided to sell her notary business and high-tail it to the land of opportunity, wealth and big business.... Oklahoma! (where the wind comes sweeping down the plains, and the plainly dressed)
She now lives in Tulsa, Ok and is continually working to find the perfect balance between raising a 6yo, 4yo and 1yo, and run a growing soap manufacturing business. She passionately loves what she does and wouldn't have her life any other way!
Her favorite food is...anything Justin cooks!
Her favorite movie is... Twilight! Don't judge:)
Her favorite song is.. "Not an addict" by K's choice
Favorite book type... Mysteries, and Marketing.
Farthest place visited outside the US... Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland on a trip with her three OLDER, (haha, now it's not so cool) awesome sisters.
Justin grew up in Oklahoma. His father was a artist/illustrator. Justin always liked to watch the drawing and painting that was going on in the house. Once taking primarily art classes in school, Justin decided that he was going to follow his fathers footsteps. Plans got a little pushed back when Justin decided to join the Marine Corps. After getting out of he Marines, He got a job with Gateway computers with graphic arts in mind and began college art and computer classes. After a couple of years in college, something began to interfere with his college schedule.. you guess'd right, it was his love for surfing.
After 10 + years in different "professional" fields, he started searching for something that would provide that creative outlet that he wanted. He found soap by accident while making it for fun for Christmas gifts for friends and family. Soap to Justin is a cross between painting, sculpting and science. We think that he may have an ego problem, because he truly believes that he can translate any idea into a soap product. Justin loves working with custom orders and hearing the customers reactions to the soap that was made especially for them.
Justin's hobbies include brewing his own beer and playing foosball competitively.
His favorite food is... Depends on the time of year, but anything savory.
His favorite movie is... It's a toss up.. anything Indie or really intelligent, yeah right! it's either Dumb and Dumber or Zoolander
His favorite song is... Oh man, cant even come close to answering that. Justin lives with music on 24 hours a day
Favorite book type... Book? People read on purpose?
Farthest been outside the US... Stationed in S.E. Asia for 1 year total
Judy, wishes not to disclose any personal information about herself... This makes us come to the conclusion that she is either a secret operative working for the government, or she's a farmer.
"Did she just cuss at us?"
Crystal comes from a small family, having been raised by a single mom and she has one brother. She was the first person in her family to attend college and she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Public Relations. She was a waitress/secretary all through college. She made a career change from Law firm to Fortune Cookie Soap in June 2009 through a contact at church. She is currently living in Tulsa in school pursuing a career in Respiratory Therapy.
hobbies- watching college football....more specifically OU Sooners
food- Mexican and Italian
movie- Sixteen Candles
song- Settlin' by Sugarland
book- The Stephanie Plum Mystery Series by Janet Evanovich
farthest place from the U.S.- Mexico...(not far enough, need to travel more)
Aimee Murphy was born in Tulsa, OK where she has grown up. As a child, Aimee loved to sing, paint, dance, write, and anything else that sparked her creative interest. She loves all things girly and enjoys movies, books, music and art. Aimee loves celebrities and high fashion, and will some day be famous. She met Justin and Shannon through her parents, and thoroughly enjoys creating masterpiece fortune cookie soaps with them.
Formally trained in illustration, Melita Lewis began drawing caricatures on the cobblestone streets of the historic Quincy Market in Boston Massachusetts in the late 90's. Since then she has drawn cartoon portraits and illustrations for over 200 clients. She uses her formal training in art and her 10 + years of experience studying the human face to produce portraits which are both fun and flattering. Customers are always pleased with her style and treasure their portraits for years to come.
Artistic styles: (watercolor, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, design marker and digital)