Meet the Maker
Hi, I'm Nafisa the owner and creator of Willow & Myrtle.
I work from my small studio in Bedfordshire, where I make soap and skincare products inspired by my love of natural ingredients and traditional home remedies.
Having a background in chemistry I craved for a creative outlet. I had tried several different crafts including quilting, knitting and painting before exploring soapmaking in 2010, a process similar to my day job for which i had to research, develop and formulate. I loved the concept of using only natural ingredients like oils, butters, botanicals and clays to make clean, plastic free and sustainable skincare.
I believe in using the best, pure, simplest ingredients for my soap bars. In our modern life's we have become accustomed to using so many chemicals on our skin, chemicals which are unnecessary and do more harm then good. I have a minimalist approach to my products, to use no nasty chemicals or toxins and use more skin loving, nourishing, pure, simple ingredients.
My Packaging is kept to a minimum, I hate the idea of creating extra waste. Willow & Myrtle packaging is simple and minimalist but looks smart. All our shipping materials from tapes, boxes, papers, labels are biodegradable and plastic free.
I have shared my soap bars since 2021 at local craft markets and on ETSY, a platform where i have had over 490 sales and 5* reviews.
Today I live in Bedfordshire with my husband and 3 kids. When I'm not soaping you can find me baking, enjoying the countryside and keeping the kids entertained.
Thank you for visiting my page.
If you have any questions or comments please do get in touch.