New Studio Construction Complete!

Ever since our first basement batch of soap I've been dreaming of a someday studio.  I enjoy working from home so I was dreaming of a house in the country with an outbuilding as the soap making workshop.  At first I was thinking small ... a shed studio I had seen during a garden tour my mom dragged me on as a girl.  It was full of natural light and it was obvious the artist took loads of inspiration from her view of the garden .  As the soap and floral businesses GREW and grew and took on employees I realized we would need something larger than a shed.  We house hunted for a year and were just becoming discouraged when the perfect 1840s Farmhouse on 2 Acres with 2 story barn became available in Chelsea!! It was snowing the night we toured the house and there was a fire roaring in the wood-burning stove.  The 2000 square foot barn was unfinished inside, a suitable blank slate for our studio ambitions.  2 acres was plenty of land for growing lavender and to my delight this home is only 2 minute drive from Downtown Chelsea and 8 minutes from the oh so important post office. 

Me and my baby fresh from weeding the overgrown gardens standing in front of the future studio.

Me and my baby fresh from weeding the overgrown gardens standing in front of the future studio.

we purchased and Moved in May 2016 and now 1 year later the barn has been completely renovated on the inside including plumbing, heating, cooling, insulation, drywall and a septic system all its own (oye!)  The fabulous Thomason Brothers Carpentry  team took on our project and whipped this 3 car garage into a fabulous upper lower floral design& soap shop 

Here is the lower level where custom cabinets were built using reclaimed barn wood from another Chelsea Area barn that had been deconstructed 40 years ago and stored.  We got lucky asking the lumber yard for reclaimed wood 1 day after this old barn had been delivered to them!! 

Here is the lower level where custom cabinets were built using reclaimed barn wood from another Chelsea Area barn that had been deconstructed 40 years ago and stored.  We got lucky asking the lumber yard for reclaimed wood 1 day after this old barn had been delivered to them!! 

The French door and window over the sink were added to bring more natural light into the space.  I'm geeked about the dishwasher which is custom panel ... do I maybe have the only reclaimed barn wood dishwasher in the world?  I like to think so :) 

The French door and window over the sink were added to bring more natural light into the space.  I'm geeked about the dishwasher which is custom panel ... do I maybe have the only reclaimed barn wood dishwasher in the world?  I like to think so :) 

Hour Detroit Magazine May 2015 Issue

We were so proud and thrilled about this  recent feature in HOUR Detroit Magazine.  

Handmade Healing

Detroit-based soap company goes beyond the bar

The Little Flower Soap Company has blossomed since its sudsy start in 2010. Husband and wife duo Holly and Justin Rutt run the Detroit-based company with beautifully packaged, all-natural products including: bath salts, skin balms, lip balms, and, of course, soaps. The first time the couple made soap together was for their wedding. Now they’ve created their own unique line using essential oils, organic cocoa, and shea butter. Justin, who graduates from med school this month, utilizes his knowledge of herbs and natural health to formulate products packed with healing properties. “I love our Muscle Rescue balm the most,” Holly says. “It really works. It’s great for all kinds of different ailments.” The formula, rich in anti-inflammatory St. John’s Wort, was so popular it inspired a Skin Rescue balm, without menthol, suitable for the face. For now, the couple is concocting products in small batches in a small studio, but they hope to expand soon with the purchase of a 3- to 5-acre farm. littleflowersoap.com — Lexi Trimpe

PICTURED ABOVE: PINK GRAPEFRUIT HIMALAYAN BATH SALT $6.50. // HANDMADE SOAPS $4.50 EA. // ALL-NATURAL LIP BALMS $5 EA. // MUSCLE RESCUE BALM $5.50.

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A Website of Our Very Own

Excitedly launching our very own website and shop after 5 successful years on ETSY and a feature in Martha Stewart Living December issue it was beyond time for a legitimate website to call our own.  The site has been in the works for over a year (ever since Martha called) and we have learned so much about the do's and don'ts of web design.  The big takeaway? If you want something done right, do it yourself!