my brother, a vietnam vet, inspired me to start making sea salt – CapeLilly saltysoaps, scrubs and skincare

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So many customers have called in the last few weeks...

Mary Craven

Posted on November 11 2015

We have had so many customers call in the last few weeks with thanks and stories of how the soap has helped either their own skin or that of someone they love. It is always so wonderful to hear. I thought today, Veteran's day, I would share a reason I usually keep private, of why I started making our Salty soap.

If you met us at a farmers market you probably heard me talk about being diabetic, and my own skin issues that were driving me batty, prompting us to start making our own soap. One thing I don't usually mention is that in addition, my oldest brother, a Vietnam Veteran, suffered from a Psoriasis like skin condition. He had plans into his retirement to move to Florida, because, "the sea salt was the only thing that helped" his skin. Sadly, by the time I perfected our recipe he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor and passed last July. My brother was a force, a successful executive who always gave everything he did his all. It is our honor to do the same for our customers. 

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"I stumbled upon the Salty Soaps booth at the Scallop Festival this fall and became intrigued when I overheard a conversation about exzema. Mary was explaining the benefits of using her soap called “The Works” to a young girl. My husband has exzema on his hands and has tried numerous creams that the doctors have prescribed and nothing has worked. I decided to give the soap a try and my only complaint is that I didn’t take a before picture of his hands before he started using the soap! Within 2 weeks of using the soap once daily his hands looked and felt amazing!! No more scaly rough palms. It is pretty remarkable. I have placed my second order and sent a few referrals already. Salty Soaps has some incredible products, I like the lavender soap and their lip balm also. Great company to deal with!!!!"




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