A Little Something about Me, Paulette Martinez

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Hey there! It's Paulette Martinez here.

I've always been a bit of a creator, totally into both science and art. I may not be your typical "girly girl," but I'm all about having clean, shiny, amazing hair and soft, silky skin that smells absolutely lovely. I never bought into the idea that I needed the latest and greatest beauty products out there. I've always been practical when it comes to my beauty routine, and I believe that taking care of your health should be at the forefront of any beauty regimen. To me, that means using products with nourishing and limited ingredients.

Now, let's fast forward a bit... I'm a full-time educator, but guess what? I'm retiring soon and moving to Tennessee this summer of 2022! Besides my teaching gig, I'm also a handy do-it-yourselfer. A few years back, I was on a mission to find something to ease my husband's leg pain, and I ended up creating a batch of arnica salve that brought him some much-needed relief. That success sparked my interest, and I started making soap. There's something about soap-making that appeals to all our senses and brings joy. It's the perfect combination of science and art, and I absolutely fell in love with it.

I enjoyed making soap so much that I started experimenting with different formulas to make them even better. Through this process, I taught myself about salts, surfactants, and emulsifiers. And that's how I developed these super fantastic shampoo and conditioner bars after a bit of trial and error.

But wait, there's more! I've also created some incredible skincare products packed with nutrients. I'm really proud of them, but I won't bore you with a long-winded speech about our lotions and foaming sugar scrubs right now. Just know that I put the same amount of time and attention to detail into developing our skincare line as I did with our shampoo and conditioner bars.

Oh, and I can't forget to mention my love for scents! I've carefully selected and curated delightful fragrances that I think you'll adore. At AlpacaSoaps, you have the freedom to choose from a variety of beautiful bouquets. So, that's how AlpacaSoaps came to be and how it all started for me.

Thanks for being curious enough to read my story.

1 comment

  • Debra Spradlin

    Hi! I was at the TN Honey Festival and located your booth after finding you on Vendor search. There was no way to get close to your products due to the CROWD lol I was finally able to swing back by near the end of the day. I purchased 2 soap bars, sugar scrub and the awesome little bag for your soap. I want to get some soap for Christmas presents, I was looking for the scrubby bags and couldn’t find them. I’d like to get two if possible. I hope that’s not just something at Festivals. I’m disabled and don’t drive anymore if there’s a way to purchase one that would be amazing!

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