Hi my name Susie and I'm the owner and creator of Coast Live Oak Creations. I've been asked many times how I got into making soap. Believe it or not, it all started with pottery. I always had the urge to create art but did not have the natural talents of someone who is good with a brush or pencil.
I was introduced to pottery by my sister and quickly fell in love with having a creative outlet, working with my hands and the science behind it. Unfortunately, I fell in love with something I was not able to continue long term because pottery is a huge undertaking that requires some major equipment. As I ran out of pottery courses I could take at the local community college, I began my search for a new creative outlet with a heavy chemistry influence.
One night, while visiting my sister I found my answer: making cold process soap. All the materials and equipment needed to make soap are easy to come by, relatively inexpensive and every batch of soap is a wonderful application of chemistry. It was just what I needed to get the creative juices flowing while still applying science.
I started out gifting soap to friends and family, before I knew it I was getting requests for soap, selling it alongside my pottery at craft fairs. The timing was perfect as I had just run out of community college ceramic courses. So I decided that I would take my creative outlet to the next level and I got a business license, registered my brand and launched my soap making company: Coast Live Oak Creations.
Coast Live Oak Creations is a Central Coast California-based, first generation American, female-owned and operated small business. The Central Coast is best known for its scenic coastline, charming towns, and peaceful living. It boasts a variety of local breweries, wineries and farms making it easy to acquire unique ingredients for soap creation.
We specialize in cold process, small batch, handmade, bar soaps that are SLS, phthalate and paraben free. We welcome any requests for specialty boutique bars infused with locally sourced products such as: craft beer, wine, sheep milk, goat milk, flowers, herbs, and oils. Each bar of soap comes from a carefully curated, small batch. The soaps are created using sustainably sourced oils, butters, and other natural ingredients. Each bar is allowed several weeks to fully cure to ensure a long lasting, hard bar of soap. The bars are then individually packed in an eco-friendly, recyclable box.
Come to Coast Live Oak Creations if you are looking for USA made, sustainable, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, quality boutique products. Follow us on social media for a behind the scenes look at the soap making process as well as staying updated on new releases. Feel free to reach out and contact us with any questions you may have.
Business Inquiries: 805-242-3764