Alia Zook, the founder of SunnySide Soaps, is 11 years old. She loves mixing things, doing science experiments, pushing buttons, playing with her animals and being in the great outdoors. A hobby she has picked up along the way is soap making. With her father, she creates handmade soap from all natural ingredients. They started soap making a few years ago after studying how the early settlers on the frontier made soap. The settlers made soap by soaking ashes to create the necessary alkaline solution and made tallow and lard for the oils from rendering the trimmed fat from the animals they raised for meat. Alia and her father learned the roots of soap making and soon they were making soap using the cold process method for their own use and gave many away as gifts. Many recipients of their craft say how much they enjoy using their soap.
Watch this short 2 minute video of Alia in her own words telling the story of Sunnyside Soaps.