Jamie is a serendipitous soapmaker with a love for all things DIY, health, wellness, & yoga. She is an Advanced CP-HP Soapmaker with certification from the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild and holds a Diploma in Advanced Organic Cosmetic Science from Formula Botanica. Her background is in healthcare, having worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for two decades. She loves practicing and teaching yoga and is certified as a Registered Yoga Teacher and Professional Yoga Therapist.
Why was Lathering Lotus born? In an unexpected turn of events, Jamie began soap making after taking a class at the request of her sister. Finding the combination of chemistry and natural ingredients fascinating she began her journey into making soap and researching cosmetic formulating using plant based oils, butters, and botanicals. She felt challenged to create products inspired by nature and perfected by science that could surpass traditional cosmetic products. And the name, Lathering Lotus, well, it's because the lotus blooms beautifully and lives at ease on top of muddy waters. One thing is for certain and that is that life is chaotic and messy. We have to learn to step back and be at peace, to bloom beautifully in spite of the chaos of our circumstances. When our customers take time to pause and enjoy a Lathering Lotus product, they are taking time for themselves and, for a moment or so, find peace and stillness.