The Sentient Squirrel is run by husband/wife team, Jon and Nicki. Our artisan cold-process soaps were developed for a couple reasons. After suffering from eczema for years and trying just about every product on the market, Nicki was desperate to find some relief. Handmade cold-process soap seemed like the answer. However, after being diagnosed with a nut allergy later in life, trying to find an artisan soap without nut oils (specifically sweet almond oil) proved to be a challenge. So, unwilling to surrender to bad luck, Nicki set forth learning all she could about cold-process soap. After a year of study and formulation possibilities, we crafted our first batch.