About Us

I have always had a passion for personal care products, but there was something special about handmade bar soaps.  The way they look, smell, feel...I could never get enough.  I could not walk past a display of handmade soap without buying one...or several!  After a while, my husband suggested that I stop (GASP) buying bar soaps and use the ones that I had on hand.  At that time, I realized something.  With my background (BS in Chemical Engineering) and experience, I had everything I needed to make my own, and then some.  "Ok," I said, "I'll just make them!"

So in 2005 I started making soap in my kitchen.  Of course, I gave the soap to my friends and family.  My soaps were a hit, everyone loved them.  With the encouragement of my family and friends, I signed myself up to sell soap at a few local craft fairs.  It wasn't long and I had repeat customers!  And if that wasn't exciting enough, my passion for handmade bar soaps was evolving...If I could make bar soap, what about liquid soap? Lip balms? Lotions?!? The possibilities were endless! 

I realized that my business philosophy was just to make great products.  If I can use organic ingredients, I will.  If I can make it 100% natural, I will.  If I must use a synthetic ingredient, I will make sure that it is the very best and safest option.  I do not, or will not formulate with phthalates, parabens, or sulfates.

By 2007 we moved my operation into the back of my father's shop, a perfect place for me to work.  We started selling at our very popular local farmer's market.  In 2008, I left Corporate America and ventured out on my own.  I was a full-time Adagio employee!

I am humbled and appreciative of all the support I receive from my beloved husband, Dan.  I could not do this business without his love, support and muscle!  You will most likely run into him and our son Leo at the farmer's market.  They are such a good team.  Sometimes you may find our Vivian running around.  Perhaps in 2017, she'll get some on-the-job training!  

Our business has been getting bigger and better each year!

Thanks so much for visiting our online store. We are excited to provide you with an impeccable online shopping experience and remain available to assist you at any time. If you have questions, comments or concerns about your order or the content found within this website, please feel free to contact us via telephone or email and one of our experienced team members will get back to you right away.  Again, thanks for visiting our store and we look forward to serving you in the future.