Richard Bonasoro | Backyard Soap Co.
It all started in my backyard garden three summers ago. I was out there every day, tending to my organic vegetables and herbs. I had been awakened to the importance of what I put in my body. Growing and cooking my own food, I no longer needed to read ingredient lists. As my ideas expanded out there, I began to wonder what I was putting on the outside of my body as well. In the bath and beauty aisle, reading through lists of ingredients I couldn’t recognize without the help of Google... I was fed up and wanted to opt out of the science experiment on my body, my sanctuary. The largest organ in the human body is our skin, it’s important. That’s when I made my first batch of soap, right in my backyard, with ingredients anyone could recognize. Lemongrass soap made with organic olive oil, infused with lemon verbena leaves from my garden, organic coconut oil, and lemongrass essential oil. Ever since then, I never went back, and I wanted to share my soap with everyone.