Our company – Pacabella™
– all started twelve years ago (has it really been that long?). I was
munching on a juicy strawberry during a strawberry festival, my daughter
Isabella and husband John by my side when out of the corner of my eye, I
met a couple of handsome fellas who would change my life forever!
five feet tall…one chocolate brown, one white as snow…sweet innocent
eyes that beckoned me across the field to both of them. My heart lost to
these two alpaca boys, my husband who is also an animal lover, decided
to help me appreciate them rather than fight my new-found love. After
lots of research, we owned six of them!
My dream was to make
products with their fiber, so I took some wet-felting classes … an
ancient art reviving in modern time. Wet-felting is applying hot soapy
water to the alpaca fiber which makes it felt together. After
discovering the functional art of felting soap, a business took shape!
business is named after our love for the alpacas and our daughter,
Isabella – Pacabella. On our logo, the little “robin” on the alpaca’s
back is me – Robin Watson. We can’t wrap up a cuddly five foot tall
alpaca for your customers, but you can give them the next best thing…a
wonderful, beneficial and all-natural product that just might give them
the same feelings as falling in love…felted soap!
We hand felt
each bar of soap with 100% alpaca fiber from our very own alpacas! The
soap we chose for our product is triple-milled and made from certified
organic materials, essential oils, an all-vegetable base and
And the Story Continues….
soaps are a natural exfoliating product so it made sense to create a
luxurious lotion that would baby dry skin. We launched one lotion –
Rosemary, Cedar & Thyme and it was a huge success. So we added
three other scents, and at customer request, we added an unscented
formula as well.
It seemed natural then for us to create a
liquid hand & body wash to go along with the lotion for those that
liked bathing with a shower gel and washing their hands with a liquid
soap. Our Hand & Body Wash is available in the same scents as our
Luxurious Lotions, including Unscented. All of our liquids are both
paraben and gluten free.
From there the Pacabella Bath & Body
Collection, as we now like to call it, has added Lip Balm, Herbal Bath
Grains, Botanical Body Butter and Beechwood Soap Trays. What will we
think of next? Stay tuned…