Hi! I'm Amy. I live in Arkansas with my husband, three children, and two dogs. I'm a stay at home mom, who also homeschools on top of running this business. The days are full, and while I could use a few more hours each day, I am content.
And I love soap.
Old Empire started as a brainchild between my husband and me (Amy). His dream? To roast coffee and wholesale all over the country. My dream? To make just enough money to keep making soap whenever I want.
The name Old Empire comes from my husband; when I asked him why Old Empire, his idea was quite different from what instantly popped into my head. As a history lover, I was imagining things like the Romans, Mayans, Incans, Assyrians, Greek, Egyptians, Kush, Mauryans, Oltecs, etc. All of the rich cultures and empires of our world that have spanned the millennia. That was *not* what he was picturing when he chose Old Empire (which is his story to share) and when I expressed my mild disappointment, he simply said "then let it be what you want it to be". So here we are. My love for history has intersected with my love for soapmaking, thus producing: Old Empire Soaps.
The history of soap is fascinating to me (the earliest known soap recipe was recorded as early as 2500 BC!), as is the chemical process. Making it is even more mesmerizing. If you had told me even five years ago that soap would have such a strong chokehold on my life and heart, I would have laughed. And then told you to take a hike, why are you even talking to me, stranger?
If you want to email me to chat about soap, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or find me on Facebook, Tiktok, or Instagram. I would love to hear from you!