Esther Beckett has been making homemade soap for years. It was a tradition that was passed down from her great-grandmother and she is passed it on to her children who have kept the tradition going. At first she started making homemade soap as a hobby and to have the ability to control what was in the product. After a while Esther found that she could make it into viable small business. Over the years it has grown and she has also spent time educating others on the skills of making homemade soap. This eventually led to her writing books about the process.