Before the pandemic, Susan Lancaster had multiple sources of income.
"Usually, I'm a massage therapist and a yoga teacher. I was teaching for Greenfield Park and Recs, and they closed, so that was gone. Then of course a lot of my clients can't come in anymore, so I can't do that," says Susan, massage therapist and owner of Green Eyed Lady Soap Company.
Looking for ways to keep her businesses alive, Susan started another one from scratch.
"I googled easy business startup and up came this six-year-old child making bath bombs. So, I was like, if she can do this so can I," says Susan.
But bath bombs quickly transformed into something desperately needed.
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"Everybody uses soap, hopefully, so I thought I'm going to learn how to make soap," says Susan.
Learning to turn natural ingredients into endless designs and fragrances, Green Eyed Lady Soap Company gave Susan's former clients a new way to support her.
"They are buying for themselves, they are buying gifts for family, it's just been amazing. It touches my heart that they are so involved in what I'm doing," says Susan.
Almost a year later, Susan can welcome some massage clients back. However, that doesn't mean Green Eyed Lady Soap will be shutting down anytime soon.
"It gives me so much joy to create things and with all the stress that comes along with COVID it just takes that all away," says Susan.
The next time you run out of soap, stock up at Green Eyed Lady Soap.