The Story Behind Our Handmade Soap Base

I always had trouble finding the right soap for my skin. I had cystic acne and eczema. Every soap I tried just made my skin too dry. The dermatologist prescribed me Aveeno and Cetaphil products which worked but honestly, they are too expensive! I had to find an alternative and that’s what led me to create my own soap.

I spent three years finding out everything that I can about my skin, and then studying the chemistry of cleansers, experimenting, and finally, rehabilitating my skin.

For seven years, I made soap only for myself. I never thought of selling my soap since I was never really into social media and capitalism. When the COVID pandemic came, I saw that handwashing was so important and it just hit me. All the alcohols and harsh chemicals people are putting on their skin on a daily basis made me worry.

So I thought, what if I share my soap with people? What if I create a soap base that’s formulated like a high-end brand but sold at a fair price?

And that’s how it all started.


Shea Butter Soap Base

Hysstherapy Shea Butter Melt & Pour Soap Base is a luxuriously soft and milky base formulated with glycerin and shea butter along with coconut oil, olive oil and sunflower oil. Our soap base lathers lightly and feels velvety smooth, made to soothe dry skin. A perfect base for breastmilk soap, moisturizing soap, and baby soap. Safe even for those with nut allergy!

Clear Glycerin Soap Base

Skin too maarte? I feel you. My skin and I had a love-hate relationship before I figured out what it truly likes! Hysstherapy Clear Melt & Pour Soap Base is especially made for skin that likes to act up. With a pH that’s close to water but still strong enough to fight bacteria and wash away dirt, this handy clear soap is  a go-to for your sensitive skin.

Carefully Made With Love

If there’s one thing I learned from high-end brands, it’s that bubbles are mostly a visual experience. Their soaps do not lather much but left my skin clean and supple! Bubbles don’t really add to the cleaning power of soap especially if they are just because of “bubble improvers” and surfactants which can really dry out the skin.

Our soap bases are vegan and formulated without sulfates, alcohols, parabens, or any harsh chemicals. Our soap bases are safe to use immediately without additives, although I believe it’s more fun with some extracts and fragrances. Explore your creativity and find your scent!

Superb Quality At A Fair Price

I have noticed is that people go for the cheapest things they can find. Numerous times, customers have asked us for impossible discounts and I just apologize and wonder what a product could be made of if it’s priced like that. This dangerous trend of demanding low prices backfire on our society. Businesses are being forced to lower the prices, which usually means sacrificing the quality of the product and replacing good ingredients with whatever cheap filler they can find. Sometimes, it may even go as far as exploiting children and underpaid laborers to further reduce costs.

All I can say is I always put my health at first priority so I go for ingredients I believe in. The skin is the largest organ in the body and I don’t want to risk any irreversible damage on my skin. If you do the math with our soap base, one bar still costs less than any soap in the market and 10 times less than any Aveeno or Cetaphil bar. The decision is up to you— do you love your skin?

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As of May 1 2021, I’m happy to say that our soaps have reached 1,121 unique customers and we currently have 3,500 followers on Shopee!

This may be a small number for some, but this is a big achievement for me as a person with disability. Without any advertising, all our sales have been possible through your happy feedbacks and recommendations to friends. People loved our soap because our soap feels great and has good results!

If you’ve been with us since the very beginning, you might have noticed that we didn’t advertise and we didn’t have any social media. Hysstherapy is a project very close to my heart. I tried finding someone to manage our social media but no one could write and embody the message I wanted to convey so I decided to do it myself. However, it was hard to split my time between crafting, posting, writing a book, and my disability.

Now I am happy to say that we are able to employ help for the crafting part and customer service part! Your support made it possible for me to provide jobs to people in the midst of these challenging times. While I don’t do the crafting myself anymore, the people responsible for bringing our delightful soapy goodness are well-trained to provide you with the support you need.

I’ve spoken to most of my customers personally— you might be one of them— and seeing all the feedbacks from people I’ve helped made me feel so happy and helped me feel better. And you reading this, I wish you happiness in all the things you do! I’m here if you have a question, just click my name to send me a personal note. Have fun crafting!