about rebecca's soap deli.
Established in 2001, Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen is a one woman operation, owned and run by myself, Rebecca D. Dillon. I started my homemade soap business shortly after I began making homemade shea butter soaps as an alternative to commercial soaps that often dried out my own sensitive - and occasionally eczema prone - skin.
Having always been crafty and never without paper, crayons, tape and scissors on hand as a child, I graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Roanoke College in 2000. While there, I studied a bit of everything including photography, screen printing, graphic design, pottery, 3-D design, drawing, painting, art history, poetry and even writing. Due to this experience I have a huge appreciation for talented artisans and handmade products.
While I no longer sell my homemade soaps and other homemade bath and body products - a heck of lot has happened in the past 15 years including a diagnosis of fibromyalgia - I do regularly share all of my homemade soap recipes and other homemade bath, body and beauty product recipes on my blog, Soap Deli News. So whether you're a novice looking to explore an exciting new world or you're a soapmaker looking for homemade product ideas to expand your own line of products in your own shop, you can always find something new!
Discover more now at Soap Deli News blog. Or shop some of my favorite homemade soap, bath and beauty products here.
on a personal note.
I was born in ’75, the Year of the Rabbit. I’m a both a Gen X-er and a gemini so I hate to be bored. I have a very dry sense of humor in real life and love wit combo’d with sarcasm.
Not only am I the author behind Soap Deli News Blog, but I’m also the girl behind the scenes Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen, what was previously an online bath and beauty shop, but now serves more as a parent for my blog which is truly my baby.
I have a pretty kick ass son, Cody, who started college in the fall of 2015. He's currently creating new material in the indie pop punk band, Regina George, while also working on a degree in psychology.
As for me my life’s always been kind of crazy, but after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2012, I’ve gotten things on track and learned how to take better care of myself. I’m currently addicted to Kevita apple cider vinegar drinks, trying out new DIY projects, listening to live local music and of course dancing to said live local music.
My biggest set back is I never have enough time to completely tackle my hundreds of to do lists and bath & beauty recipe ideas I have scribbled all over sheets of notebook paper piled on my desk and shoved into books.