I teach beginning crafters how to confidently create handmade soap & DIY skin care products.
Simple ingredients. Easy methods. Zero confusion.

Learn how to create your own luxurious DIY skin care routine, with simple all-natural ingredients.

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About Me

Hello, Friend! Welcome to the farm!

I'm Angela Palmer, esthetician, soap and DIY skin care making guide, and founder of Farm Girl Soap Co.

I'm here to show you how to handcraft your own farm-fresh soap and skin care products, that are SIMPLE, SAFE, and EFFECTIVE.

If you want to learn to make:
  • Handmade soap
  • Bath products like soaks, salts, and bath bombs
  • Body products like whipped body butters, scrubs, and lotions
  • Facial products like masks, exfoliants, serums, and creams
  • Cosmetics like mineral makeup and lip balm

Then we are going to be fast friends!
Venturing into the world of DIY skin care crafting is exciting but... it's also overwhelming when you're first starting out.

Overwhelmed, intimidated, or frustrated?
You're in the right place! 

See if this sounds familiar--you're super excited to make and use DIY skin care products but you quickly become overwhelmed.
  • Too many ingredients you've never heard of and don't know where to buy.
  • Too much conflicting information.
  • Too many processes that seem confusing or even scary (we're talking about you, soap making with lye).
Where do you even start?

There’s so much info out there, and so much of it is conflicting!

Add on top of that...

The frustration of trying recipe after recipe that never seem to work.

The disappointment with the lack of effectiveness and results you're getting from your handmade products.

You follow amazing sounding recipes to a T, but you're not impressed with the outcome.

You start to wonder, Am I doing this wrong? Maybe I'm not cut out for soap making or skin care crafting.

It's not you, friend; it's that many DIY skin care recipes out there are, quite frankly, straight road apples (and if you don't know what road apples are, Google it.)

They make a mediocre product at best. At worst, they make one that isn't safe to put on your skin.

You want to make simple, safe, handmade products
and you don't want to sacrifice results. 

You want the products you make to work as well as (or better than!) those pricey boutique brands.

But you don't want long, drawn out projects. You don't want complex processes.

And you definitely don't want to become a cosmetic chemist to figure it all out.

This is supposed to be fun, not frustrating!

Rest easy, friend. 
I'm here to help you achieve your DIY skin care goals.

My superpower is simplifying the entire process of making your own skin care, while giving you solid, scientifically-backed information to ensure you're getting it done right.

This is the mission of Farm Girl Soap Co.

SIMPLE recipes. Making handcrafted skin care CAN be simple. All recipes and tutorials are explained in a clear, step-by-step format so that confusion is out and confidence is in. You can totally do this!

SAFE DIY products. If you're using it on your face, your body, your family, it must be safe.

(And don't be fooled into thinking that any recipe that is 100% natural is 100% safe. It's simply not true.)

There are a lot of misconceptions and conflicting information out there. Together we'll cut through the hype and what's "trendy" and look at what the science says. You'll know what you're crafting at home is safe for your skin and your family.

EFFECTIVE results. You want DIY skin care treatments that actually work, that feel like the professional brands you buy at the cosmetics counter, without having a PhD in cosmetic chemistry to make them.

All of the recipes shared on my blog, in my courses, and in my newsletter, are carefully formulated and time-tested to give pro-quality results. You'll be handcrafting exquisite skin care products that you and your family will love to use.

The story behind Farm Girl Soap Co.
I've been making DIY skin care products for nearly my entire life. It started when I was a teenager, raiding the pantry to make simple facial masks and scrubs. That slowly blossomed into more: handcrafted soap, lotion, mineral makeup, and bath and body products.

The entire process of taking lovely oils and fragrant herbs and creating something luxurious and practical was enchanting to me. So, I headed back to school to study the skin and become an esthetician. 

I attended Federico College (Sacramento, CA), and completed both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the International Dermal Institute in San Francisco. What I learned there about product formulation helped me craft skin care treatments that were professional quality, with an emphasis on natural ingredients.

In 2000, I started teaching holistic skin care classes at California State University, Stanislaus, through the Wellness WORKs! program, where I was an instructor for 17 years. In 2007, I expanded to other colleges and programs, teaching people how to make their own handcrafted soap, skin care, bath and beauty products, and Farm Girl Soap Co. was born.

Over these decades, I've taught thousands of people how to create awesome skin care products through live classes and workshops. In 2018, I began offering online courses too, so that you can study with me no matter where you may be.

I'd love to get you started off with success by inviting you to enroll in my FREE Handmade Skin Care for Beginners E-course
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There are so many benefits to making your own skin care products. Plus, it's just plain fun.

So let's get started crafting those awesome products you've been dreaming about!

Happy soaping!

♡ Angela

Ready to take your skin care crafting to the next level?

Take an online course with me and grow your skills as a DIY skin care crafter.

Start with my FREE e-course to learn how to make all-natural DIY skin care with simple kitchen ingredients.

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If you're a Boise local, take an in-person class with me and get hands-on instruction. Visit the Private Workshops and Parties page for more info.

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