What makes us "Distinct"?
Distinct Bath and Body specializes in artisan created handcrafted soaps, body butters, and bath bombs. Our cold pressed soaps are a true labor of love for owner and soap artisan Sam. He makes each batch by hand in our in-store studio using natural and locally sourced, plant-based ingredients and oils.
We also carry other lines of bath essentials produced by independent businesses that share our philosophy of creating natural products free of animal testing, artificial colors, irritants, parabens, and harmful chemicals.
I've always been fascinated by the science of scent memory and the emotive nature of fragrance. As a child, as well as being asthmatic, I also suffered from eczema and had sensitive skin prone to allergic reactions. Some of my earliest and fondest memories are of my mother soothing my irritated skin with pure cocoa butter, vitamin e oil and other natural remedies. To this day those aromas fill me with a feeling of calm relief.
I have since learned to care for my skin by using products containing many of the natural ingredients my mother used, but I so often struggled to find ones that were not only beneficial to my skin but also appealing to the senses...so I began making my own.
After starting a family, environmental concerns and community involvement became very important to me, so leaving the corporate world behind to open a small studio and shop in which to pursue my passion for soap-making made sense.
I know I made the right choice. Each time a customer takes a bar of soap I created in their hands, holds it to their nose and breathes in its aroma, I can almost see in their faces the calm relief and fond memories it evokes for them.
- Sam, Founder and Owner