I was raised across the U.S., from Carmel, California, where I was born to Maryland where I raised my children. As a mother of 4, I wanted the best for my children and that included spending lots of time, providing a comfortable home, cooking quality food, and using natural skin care.
One day I purchased a "natural" baby body wash from a large retailer (like I had many times before) and when I opened it I noticed a very strong window cleaner type of smell. I turned the bottle around, which is something I hadn't done before, and couldn't understand the ingredients. I spent the entire evening researching all of the ingredients in all of the products in my home.
I was appalled, disappointed, and confused as I figured out what to do next. I knew I couldn't continue to use all of those products, but what to use? That was the beginning of lots of researching, reading, and experimentation. This is how our skincare journey started.
Carmel Soap (formerly Paisley Naturals) was born. We now handcraft the best artisan soaps, lotions, scrubs, and other awesomely natural products - from scratch - made with only natural plant based ingredients. No micas, no SLS, no silicones, no animal fats, no detergents or other chemicals. Only quality, from scratch and honest products - handmade in San Antonio.
My husband and children are extremely supportive and we love to educate and share our craft. We pride ourselves in providing affordable, natural, honest products that everyone can use. Feel free to reach out and learn more about our products and to learn about where we will be next!
Genuinely handcrafted and honest.
"It is amazing! It's smooth and and rich. I am very pleased. I will definitely buy this again." S.W.
"I got this set for a friend's birthday gift. It smelled amazing and she loved it! Thank you!" M.W.
"With other moisturizers my skin is super oily at the end of the day. This leaves my skin feeling great from the time I apply it until bedtime." R.N.
Such a calming scent and leaves a light floral scent" E.T.
"BEST scrub EVER!!
Sugar melts as you scrub without hurting your skin, just sloughing off the dead skin. The Stress Free is my absolute favorite. It is truly a stress-buster! Soft, smooth, refreshed skin! This doesn't have the burn from salt. No perfume smell, just natural essential oils which also scent your whole bathroom." C.M.