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Slightly obsessed with the bubbly stuff, Caitlin made her first batch of soaps from a gifted kit. That first taste took her obsession from slight to full-blown, and she set out to learn more about the craft. Well-informed, now she makes her soaps the old fashioned way: with vegetable-based oils and lye. The reaction of olive, coconut and sweet almond oils with the chemical causes a magical reaction to produce soap. Each refreshing, soothing or invigorating scent is formulated with just essential oils, making them gentler than most commercially available bars. Caitlin’s soaps feel good on the skin but also do good: part of the proceeds are donated to HavenATL, a local nonprofit in Atlanta focused on aiding women exiting the trafficking trade.