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Beth Shannon

Under the Cherry Blossoms' artist Beth Shannon
Artist Beth Shannon with The Tempting Tub makes artisan olive oil soaps and natural bath products for the entire family. How did she get started making soaps, you may wonder. Here is Beth's story in her own words.
"During the I-can’t-leave-3-boys-home-alone-or-the-house-will-burn-down season in my life, my husband and I wrangled a sitter, and fled to Barnes and Noble for a 'date'.  
'Get a hobby,' he said.  'Learn something new,' he implored. Sigh. I’m tired. What I need is a massage, a pint of ice cream. A vacation. Maybe swap the minivan for a cute car to drive up A1A to who-knows-where.  Maybe they won’t notice I left. 
What I need is an oasis from my daily grind.  
What I got on that eventful evening in 2001, was an oasis. It was in the form of a $34.99 kit on the art of making soap, of all things.  Part chemistry.  Part art.  A creative, messy and fragrant journey.   And as they say—the the rest is history.

After all these years, we still love the process formulating luxurious bathing products for you.  Quality food-grade oils, luxurious butters, premium fragrances and extra goodness to create everyday luxuries that smell fabulous and are kind to your skin.   No filler oils, foaming agents, or other harsh additives that typically “anger” our skin.  Our products are phthalate-free and great for the entire family, great for the planet and great for your peace of mind.

So, what was a gift to me—is my hope—will be a gift for you or for someone else.  A gift that keeps on giving, that provides a much needed oasis from the daily grind—in a fragrant bath or shower."
Foaming Soap Sack
Foaming Soap Sack

Foaming Soap Sack

$4.99

Black Raspberry
Black Raspberry

Black Raspberry

$9.50

Stress Less
Stress Less

Stress Less

$9.50

Island Time
Island Time

Island Time

$9.50

Beach House
Beach House

Beach House

$9.50

Lavender Hippy
Lavender Hippy

Lavender Hippy

$9.50

Lemon Zen
Lemon Zen

Lemon Zen

$9.50

Palo Santo
Palo Santo

Palo Santo

$9.50

Sea Spa
Sea Spa

Sea Spa

$9.50

Winter Wonderland Soap
Winter Wonderland Soap

Winter Wonderland Soap

$9.50

Winter Holiday Soap
Winter Holiday Soap

Winter Holiday Soap

$9.50

Fireside Cider Soap
Fireside Cider Soap

Fireside Cider Soap

$9.50

Fresh Squeezed
Fresh Squeezed

Fresh Squeezed

$9.50

Fig and Fir Soap
Fig and Fir Soap

Fig and Fir Soap

$9.50

Candy Crush Soap
Candy Crush Soap

Candy Crush Soap

$9.50

Hickory and Suede Soap
Hickory and Suede Soap

Hickory and Suede Soap

$9.50

Cranberry Spritzer Soap
Cranberry Spritzer Soap

Cranberry Spritzer Soap

$9.50

Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in Bed

$9.50

Date Night
Date Night

Date Night

$9.50

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog

$9.50

Sweet Endings
Sweet Endings

Sweet Endings

$9.50

Queen For A Day
Queen For A Day

Queen For A Day

$9.50

Queen for a Day Bath Bomb
Queen for a Day Bath Bomb

Queen for a Day Bath Bomb

$6.50