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By Stacy Drake
 
S.O.A.P. expands store at Seven Hills location
Since 2010, Lori Largent has brought her passion for encouraging a sustainable lifestyle to her customers through her shop, S.O.A.P. or Save Our Ailing Planet
at 104 Argall Way in the Seven Hills District of Nevada City. She offers customers a chance to reduce their packaging waste, create their own bath and body products, and save money at the same time.
S.O.A.P. offers customers brand-name soaps, lotions and essential oils in bulk. You can bring in your jar, bottle or original product container and fill it with your choice of laundry, shampoo, soap, cleaning products or body lotions.
Her bulk brands include Biokleen, Dr. Bonners, Humble Home, Earth Friendly, EO, Alba Botanica, Vermont Soap Organics, California Baby and KD Gold among others. Her products are sold by the ounce or the dropper full, which reduces the price to refill a store-bought container from the original price and allows you to make your own recipe.
Since her recent expansion, Lori has added to her product line to include wholesale quantities of containers for tinctures, salves, creams, soaps and lotions, bath accessories, perfumes by Samuel Schroder that are essential oil based, edible salts and chocolates. She also sells bulk bath salts and teas.
“There was a time I was struggling to find a natural remedy for my child’s skin condition, so I started experimenting with making my own recipes for natural skin creams,” Lori says.
Now S.O.A.P. helps their customers achieve the same goal.
Donna Leever, a customer of Lori’s, says “I started playing around with soaps and body oils to find the right combination for my skin. Now, I come to Laurie with my recipes and she makes my products.”
On Sept. 10, Laurie will officially unveil her new expanded location at 104 Argall Way with a grand opening from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. that will feature Fable coffee, door prizes and workshops for Bath Fizzies, or effervescent bath products. Her new look includes woodworking and displays by Naked Tree Woodworking and Funk Yard.
For more information about S.O.A.P visit their Facebook page or the shop at 104 Argall Way from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday or from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, or call 530-265-2210.
S.O.A.P. owner Lori Largent (left) helps Donna Leever at her store in Nevada City.