NUTMEG SOAP CO.
Nutmeg Soap Co. is a collaborative project between Ryan Thorp and Cristina Gutierrez.
Co-Founder & Lead Packaging Designer for Nutmeg Soap Co.
Co-Founder & Lead Soap Creator for Nutmeg Soap Co.
Nutmeg Soap Co.
Nutmeg Soap Co. is a collaborative project between Ryan Thorp and Cristina Gutierrez. Together, they collect materials and develop new "recipes" for soap bars. Don't let the name confuse you, we do not make soap exclusively out of nutmeg. Ryan and Cristina are both Connecticut residents who proudly support small/local businesses. In fact, a majority of our soaps will feature coffee grounds due to their exfoliating properties.
Why coffee grounds? Ryan drinks a lot of coffee at work, a combination of Keurig® cups and Nespresso® pods. On weekends, he also wakes up and grinds coffee beans to make a french press while he cleans up and relaxes. The end result is an abundance of coffee grounds. In an effort to repurpose these grounds, he has been collecting, seperating, and drying out the coffee grounds to re-use these in our future soap products.
Ryan and Cristina have both been researching soap making processes in their free time. This includes comparing ingredients used in other soap bars on the market to see which would like to include in our own, while also using as few ingredients needed to minimize on confusion. We strive to keep everything eco-friendly and locally sourced.
Ryan and Cristina made their first soap on June 9th, 2018. We attended a course at Bradley Mountain Farm, located in Southington, CT. Through this class hot-process soap making course, we learned about the common ingredients found within soap, how to handle and measure different materials, differences between essential oils and fragrance oils, and were assisted in making our first 4 pound loaves of soap. We were taught best practices for on-going soap making and will be making our future soap through cold-process. We had a lot of fun, if you are interested in taking this class or just want to see some cute goats in Southington, click here: