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About The Maker

THE WILLOW & HONEY PHILOSOPHY
 
Have you ever forgotten about your stressful day at work with just one bite of your favorite piece of chocolate or that perfectly baked eclair?  
 
That sense of pure bliss, magic, and happiness that you feel deep down in your soul ( that slice of heaven) is what willow & honey aims to create  with each yummy, handmade product that is created just for you!

HOW IT ALL STARTED

 After graduating second in my class from the Culinary Institute of America,  I worked my way up in the kitchen, cooking at michelin star restaurants and 5 star hotels.
 
After having my son, Noah,  in 2012, I took a step back from the kitchen to be present for my little cutie ( those chef's hours and having a new born do not go well together).
I soon realized that  Noah had developed a sensitivity to any type of fragrance in bath and body products and I couldn't find anything that was gentle enough for his skin. So being the DIY lover that I am, I  did some research and found a recipe to make my own soap using organic oils, butters and carrots! What?! FOOD! ( and his ezcema went away!!!)
 
From that first bar of soap I was hooked!  
 
There are so many similarities in cooking and soap making that I felt right at home. I could use all of the principles that were already ingrained in me from the kitchen: mixing, blending, dehydrating, steeping, infusing. IT'S COOKING!
                                           
The fact that I could make someone forget her worries or put a smile on her face after a long day with just one bite of pasta bolognes or a lavender macaroon was the reason why I loved cooking. There is a little bit of magic in it.
And so, every time I go into the soap kitchen to create every product, I approach it the same way I do when cooking -  It has to be nourishing to the mind, body and soul. 
I use that cooking magic to give you a few stolen moments of happiness every time you use a willow & honey gourmet goody!