So go ahead and indulge...
The Garnet Rose Soap Company, LLC is the dream child of Ms V. For many years, Ms V worked in education as an Educational Interpreter for the deaf; a career she truly enjoyed and found very rewarding. There was always a dream, however, in the back of her mind that kept urging her in a different direction. One that would allow her the freedom to be her own boss and create a unique product that could be shared with others.
Always being carded at the grocery store or restaurants was frustrating to Ms V, but also a compliment in itself. Ms V's skin has a always had a natural glow, smoothness, and her face, well let's just say you would never guess that she is a mother of 3 daughters over the age of 21 and a grandmother of 2 grandsons, Malik & Mekhi, and to this day she blames it all on the soap.
Kevin, who is a graduate from Appalachian State University and a retired exceptional children's teacher with 35 years of service, has been with Ms V for almost 15 years and wanted to move to the mountains of North Carolina after retirement.
Kevin knew nothing of making soap, but after taking a class with Ms V, he agreed he would do what was necessary to support Ms V in building her vision. With that said, the two set out searching for a home in the North Carolina mountains. The opportunity to realize this dream would finally come true when the two of them purchased a log home on 4 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Ashe County, North Carolina.
The long range views of rolling hills and gurgling sound of a mountain creek and spring found on the acreage brought back memories of Ms V's childhood and growing up in the country in South Carolina. One memory in particular being that of her as a child watching her grandmother Nannie and Aunt Catherine make soap the old fashioned way -- using natural ingredients from their surroundings and creating something unique. Once more, Ms V's dream was rekindled. One that would give her freedom to create a product unique to her and one she could share with others.
Thus was born...The Garnet Rose Soap Company, LLC