Hi there, my name is Sharon. I own and operate River Life! Bath and Body. It is a small home based business making goat milk soap and other bath and body products in rural Alaska. I live off grid with my husband, 3 dogs, 10 goats and 24 chickens. We live on the Aniak River. It is a confluence of the Kuskokwim River. Located 1 ½ miles upriver from the beautiful village of Aniak, which is located on the Kuskokwim River, 195 river miles upriver from the Bering Sea in western Alaska.
My soap adventures started 20 years ago in 1999 while reading the Sunday paper. I found a wonderful featured article about a women who made handmade olive oil soap in Alaska. I remember her story and the photographs to this very day. The simplicity and natural beauty of her bars of soap in the photos were truly amazing and beautiful. I remember reading about the natural, subtle qualities of her products, using vegetable oils, butters, herbs and essential oils that benefit the skin. Being the visual person that I am, I was hooked for life, thus spurring my interest, and starting my soap making career making a healthier alternative to commercially made soap.
I make a simple goat milk soap and vegan soap in small batches. I also make a wide range of bath and body products. Lotion, lotion sticks, body butters, bath bombs, salve, sugar scrubs, lip butter, lip gloss, sugar lip scrub, facial serum, and beard oil and gift boxes. We use the highest quality ingredients in all our products.
As with most home based businesses, I do all my packaging myself. From the graphics layouts, hand cutting labels, to wrapping each individual bar of soap.
I take pride in my craft, and enjoy every step of making it. We hope you will enjoy my products as much as I enjoy making them!