Meet Lisa


 


Hi there! I'm Lisa, Owner of Cloud Nine Soap Co.
located in "Lake Country", Wisconsin

My adventures in soap-making took root years ago while I was a practicing Registered Nurse, certified in wound and skin care and kitchen chemistry was my creative outlet. C9SC is the natural evolution of a vision that I had well over a decade ago. As I became more and more challenged by the science of formulating, I fell in love with applying what I know about skin care to the art of my craft, where the magic happens. I love that my creative outlet yields a tangible product that serves a practical purpose.

2006 was a transitional year - I divorced, and shortly thereafter my son's father moved out of state. So I made the decision to leave behind my demanding nursing career to raise my son and chase my dream with hopes of creating a more balanced and better life for myself and him. Life was challenging as a single mom with no family living locally. I started out by selling the soaps I was crafting out of my tiny kitchen at three Farmers Markets per week, church basements, and high school gymnasium craft fairs. Cloud Nine Soap Co., LLC, officially launched as a full-time business in 2010.

Fast forward 14+ years and I'm thrilled to be able to say that I'm still using my passion for health and wellness to inspire others to live their best life while enjoying my apothecary line. I no longer sell at Farmers Markets, churches, or high schools, but you can still find me around metro-Milwaukee at Art & Fine Craft Fairs ... and here, online.

My son, Johnny, worked in the business from the very start. As a grade-schooler he tagged along with me to Farmers Markets during the week, and craft fairs on the weekends. In those early years he labelled and packaged soap and as he grew older he moved into making soap and selling at events. I am thrilled to report that he is now a happy, healthy, amazing young man. He's a 2021 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Biochemistry and is living his dream life in Denver, Colorado where he is a PhD candidate at the University of Colorado-Anschutz. Life is good.

 

I am an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a yogi, a gardener, a published author, and a health and wellness advocate. My dreams remain big and my goals focused. I live in Wisconsin with the love of my life, Rick, and our pug, Millie. I feel incredibly lucky to have the loyal support of folks like yourself who value authentic, small batch, handcrafted in the USA. Without you, I'd have a very expensive hobby instead of a thriving business.

Thank you!