Thank you for visiting my site. I am LaTruette owner and creator of everything bodyLUXco Bath and Body. I have been making soap since 2001. It all started as a hobby while I was sick. I needed back surgery and it was hard to sit down and I found myself standing or laying on the floor most of the day. I needed to find something I could do while standing up. While watching TV one day I came across a home improvement show where they were making melt and pour soap. I thought not only was this going to help me with my pain but my kids had very dry skin and the soap I was buying was expensive.
One day as my son got out of the shower I saw his ghostly looking legs walking across the floor and I knew I needed something better for their skin. This is whem I immediately took an interest in soapmaking. Now I was on the hunt for materials. I soon started making melt and pour soap and giving it away to friends and family. As time progressed I truly fell in love with this method of soapmaking.
One day as I was talking to my grandma Lil I remembered she use to make soap when she was younger. We talked about the process and some recipes all of which had no written ingredients or measurements. Back then trying to research soapmaking with no Google or YouTube I made a lot of mistakes in the beginning. Not understanding the chemistry behind it.
Then I found a soapmaker on the west side of Chicago giving classes. I decided to invest in this hobby and in 2004 I took the class. At last I found my true love and passion (other than my kids) and later turned it into a business.
I have so many stories to share with you about my journey. But for now I want to welcome you to bodyLUXco Bath and Body. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on new releases, product info, and great stories.
Me and the grown kiddos below.