HELEN FRANCES RAY - HANDCRAFTED SOAP
I never knew that I had any creativity until I was in my 50s. Everything just seemed to fall into place. I wanted to have a small business, but had no idea what it would entail. The desire has been fulfilled by way of my soap-making business called Pleasant Moments by HFR. I took a course in soap-making (melt and pour type) and from there I bought many books on the subject and experimented along the way. All of the soaps that I make are glycerin-based with additives such as oatmeal, herbs and essential oils as noted in the type and variety. I make over twenty-one types, but must say that my favorites are: chocolate mint, coffee, fennel, hemp seed oil, lemongrass, orange patchouli, orange spearmint, rose geranium, shea butter with raw African black soap, tea tree oil and tomato.