Hello, friend! Welcome to the farm.
I’m Angela Palmer, esthetician, founder of Farm Girl Soap Co., and your DIY herbal skin care and soap making guide.
I’m here to show you how to handcraft your own farm-fresh soap and herbal skin care products that are SIMPLE, SAFE, and EFFECTIVE.
If you want to learn to make: soap, facial masks, exfoliants, serums and creams, body butters, lotions, and scrubs, bath bombs and soaks, and natural cosmetics like mineral makeup and lip balm…
Overwhelmed, intimidated, or frustrated? You’re in the right place!
See if this sounds familiar—you’re super excited to make and use your own natural and handmade 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 see confusing or even scary (we’re talking about you, soap making with lye)
Where do you even start?
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 become a cosmetic chemist to figure it all out.
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 or complex processes.
You want your DIY products to be simple to make and use, so that you can easily incorporate them into your daily skin care routine. And you definitely don’t want to sacrifice results when going all-natural.
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 the best natural treatments for your skin.
This is the mission of Farm Girl Soap Co.
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 skin, it has got to be safe.
There are a lot of misconceptions and conflicting information in the DIY skin care world.
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.
You want DIY skin care treatments that actually work, that feel like the professional brands you buy at the cosmetics counter, and 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 using.
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 became an esthetician. I attended Federico College (Sacramento, CA) and completed both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the International Dermal Institute, 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 beginners how to make their own handcrafted soap, skin care, bath and beauty products, and Farm Girl Soap Co. was born.
Over these past two 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 not 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
This 7-part mini course will walk you through making 7 luxurious, all-natural products for the face, bath, and body, with ingredients you already have on-hand in your kitchen. Plus it helps lay the groundwork to set you up for success as you grow as a skin care crafter.
There are so many benefits to making your own skin care products. Plus, it’s just plain fun.
Let’s get started crafting those awesome products you’ve been dreaming about!