Portrait of the Artist: Elizabeth Backler

After years of dry skin – so dry that it itched, flaked and cracked – and years of using ineffective commercial soaps, creams and lotions for relief, Elizabeth Backler began creating her own soap. Bubbling with success, she started experimenting with different types of vegetable oils, common and exotic, to create a superb bar of soap that cleans and moisturizes the skin while nourishing the senses.
In 2008, she started Massey Soap House, creating bar soap as well as liquid hand soap, shower gel and other bath and body goodies. She is in the process of launching her website, http://www.masseysoaphouse.com/.
You can see her work at ZuckerLoft Studio at 14 Peltz Avenue. For more information, email soap@masseysoaphouse.com.