Meet the Maker

Hello, my name is Joanna Couch, the owner of Vintage Suds Soapery, LLC.  To tell you who I am, I refer to my favorite movie City Slickers. There is a part of the movie where Curley (A true cowboy) said to Billy Crystal (the city slicker): “do you know what the key to life is - one thing".

I am so blessed to have found my one thing, Natural Soap. It is amazing how it keeps us healthy; so simple, but life changing if you don’t have it.  I have immersed my life into the properties of the foundation of true soap.

My Soap Story

In 2009, my mother and I owned and operated a successful decorative painting business. While we were in Golden Colorado for a Decorative Painters Conference, we went into a cute handmade soap shop. This inspired me to create natural skincare. I purchased a few goats for milk, and in 2011 my brother and I founded Together Farms Goat Milk Skincare. Over the next five years, I honed and developed my craft.

In 2016 I created and still run Meraki Skincare Solutions, LLC (Meraki is Modern Greek meaning, The soul, creativity, or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work). Meraki is a dedicated private label company which provides exclusive soaps, bath bombs and other skincare products to businesses looking to promote and increase their own brand awareness through quality handmade skincare products.
 
I am considered an expert in my field and am committed to providing direction and consultancy to my peers to help them grow their own businesses through my soap classes and videos.

There was overwhelming requests from past customers and students for me to create my own brand. This last year I put all my knowledge and passion for natural soap into my own brand, Vintage Suds Soapery, LLC. 

Meet the Maker - the Soap Gal