Dennis Hicks Design Co.

Blaq Star Artisan Soaps

Blaq Star Artisan Soaps

I’ve been interested in soap making for the past 8 or 10 years. It’s always been something I thought would be fun to do but hadn’t taken the leap. It just seemed such a daunting craft. I guess that might have stemmed from being in Chemistry class in and we had to make soap and mine experiment failed miserably.

Fast forward to 2018 and I finally took the leap. I’ve now gotten more comfortable with the craft, my techniques, and selecting each scent. It’s a fun hobby that has become a very small business.

As I began to hone my skills in soap making, I wanted to add a little more fun to the process. I named the company Blaq Star Soaps and thought, “Wouldn’t it be fun to name each bar after R&B and Hip Hop groups and artists? Fun names like, “Minty Condition”, “Under the Raspberry Moon”, and “So Fresh and So Green, Green” came to mind. Think of it as a mix tape of old school suds.