"About 10 years ago Susan Ryhanen retired from 30 years of teaching and started tinkering with handmade olive oil soap. In the basement. With a shoebox as a mold."

if you have not tried a soap from saipua , you really must.
the coffee mint is divine.
they make a lovely gift, already wrapped beautifully.
i used to reserve these for christmas time buying only
but i just can't resist having them year round at o'suz.

handmade in brooklyn, ny