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ARTIST STATEMENT - 

Barbara A. Thomas

When I told friends I was making soap, they arched an eyebrow and asked me if I realized that I could buy soap at the supermarket. But as a Chemical Engineer, what would you have me do as a hobby, refine used motor oil? 

Making soap by hand allows the soapmaker the freedom to carefully select a blend of oils based on the characteristics each one will contribute. I use lots of olive oil for gentleness, coconut oil for fluffy lather and palm oil for a hard bar. I also use other oils for conditioning such as shea butter, mango butter and sweet almond oil.

For more information, contact Barbara Thomas 
info@artifactsoapworks.com 
www.artifactsoapworks.com 
Artifact Soapworks Limited, 1770 Massachusetts Ave. PMB 621, Cambridge, MA 02140