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Our Story


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 skincare. 

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. 

Carmel Soap (formerly Paisley Naturals) was born. We now handmake artisan soaps, lotions, scrubs, and other awesomely natural products made with only natural plant based ingredients. No micas, no SLS, no fragrance oils, no animal fats, no detergents or other chemicals. Only quality, honest ingredients.

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!