JENTO SOAPS

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About Jento Soaps

 

My Story

Twenty or so years ago I bought my first herb book. The more I read the more I wanted to read. I ended up with a whole library of herb books, well at least two book shelves full. I wanted to start a cosmetic business, actually natural soaps. I fooled around with them for months for personal use. Growing and using herbs, I made soap a few times, many creams, bug repellant and suntan oil.

I was a single mom working two jobs, no time to really get involved with my hobby. In June of 1996 I met the love of my life. We married in March, of the following year. As time went by, I still practiced herbology, made soap, creams and teas. One day out of the blue I asked my husband if I could start a Soap Business. He supported me on this. We needed a name and a friend was helping me at the time, her name being Toni and mine being Jennie, we came up with Jento Soaps. After a few weeks, Toni got out of the business for personal reasons.

I made pure, natural  vegan soaps in my kitchen until everything started tasting like soap, I didnít use the same pans for cooking that I used for soap but for some reason this happened. So my husband Doug set me up with a kitchen studio in the basement, which is where I  now spend a lot of time.

We started with a Glycerin Soap Base scenting and coloring, and molding it into bars. But this still wasnít enough. I wanted to have a pure, natural soap from scratch that I could call my secret recipe. As time went by, I perfected a great natural homemade soap recipe that I use most often now. Has great lather even in hard water. Makes my skin soft, no more dry, flaky, skin.  I carried glycerin soap for a long time, but, as time went on I couldn't do both so I switched to  pure natural homemade soaps.  I prefer to use  natural homemade soaps which I call old fashion soaps. (At the time it was  confusing between the two.)

As I did shows and my business grew, I began having a lot of requests for different natural products. I added items such as Lip Balms, Hand Cream, Body Powders.

As of spring of 05, I did away with the glycerin soap base. Don't seem to have time to do both. I can specialize in cold process soaps now, we have over 40 different soaps, I keep adding new ones all the time. I  also have made natural soaps with shea butter and  use exotic oils in my lotions and pure natural soaps. . It takes me 7 hours to make  shampoo, but it is well worth the time, leaving my hair soft and shiny, no thickeners added, and made with several herbs. I make and sell several different products, so please take a look at what I offer.

I do not add any animal products of any kind to anything I make. All of our soaps are pure, natural and vegan soaps. Made with all vegtable oils such as coconut, palm, olive, ricebran, canola.

In 2008 I joined Harborcreek Auxiliary to organize The Harborcreek Fire Dept Craft Show,  to help raise money for the fire dept. I am also a member of the Ohio crafters Guild.
In 2012 I got voted in as Treasury of Harborcreek Fire Dept Auxiliary.

At the present time I do wholesale and retail at herb and craft shows and home parties. 
We are also listed in the Cambridge Who's Who Directory.

 


 

Jento Soaps
8741 E. Lake Rd.
Erie, PA 16511
814-899-2152
 
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