Lisa Tuttle of Fulshear Soaps shares some insight on what it’s like to live in her bubble.
Q. How did you get into the soap-making business?
A. In 2012, we were trying to figure out what kind of gift to give to our family. We always made homemade gifts and my husband said, “Well what about soap?” We moved forward with the soap idea and the rest is history.
Q. Are you from Texas?
A. My husband is a Texas native and I’m from Missouri. Home is where family is, so now this is my home, too.
Q. What is your favorite part of the business?
A. We participate in Imperial Market—a local farmer’s market which always has a really nice crowd. My favorite part is meeting people and listening to their stories. I love making that connection.
Q. What do you hope to achieve with your business?
A. I hope that it will continue to grow because it would be great to be able to pass it along to my son someday.
Q. What advice do you have for someone who would like to start their own business?
A. I would say that you should really know if it’s a passion for you before you get fully invested. When it starts to feel like a job, it is no longer your passion. Loving what you do can spiral your business into something great really fast.
Q. What’s something unique about what you do?
A. My husband is a beekeeper and the honey that gets extracted from his bees gets used in our Oatmeal Milk & Honey bar. The honey is used for moisturizing purposes.
Q. Why would someone want to buy a custom soap?
A. The difference is store-bought soaps have an active ingredient that helps the soap last longer which can leave a film over your skin. Our handmade soap is all-natural. It allows your skin to breathe, making it softer and feeling great.
Q. What are three things on your bucket list?
A. One thing would be to take our son to see some of the places that my husband and I have experienced such as the Grand Canyon, Mt. Rainier and Death Valley. Another is to have our soaps available at Bed and Breakfast locations around Texas. And last, but not least, to open another location in Katy.
Q. When did you feel your dream was realized?
A. When I walked into one of the stores that carries our product and saw it on the shelf —I think that’s when I realized that this was real. I knew then that it was really happening and now we have our own product. It was really cool to see that.