Artists Illuminated - Backyard Soap Co.

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring South Boston Holiday Market maker: Backyard Soap Co.


Chef, Gardener, Soap Maker Richard Bonasoro is a passionate creator from Massachusetts. He is a renaissance man finding that the ways of the old world are not only romantic but efficient in our fast-paced lives. His love for soap making began almost five years ago when he was in his discovery of the magic of raw organic ingredients.

Transforming his backyard lawn into raised beds for flowers and vegetables, his garden became his greatest teacher. Learning that the best ingredients come from the healthy soil which equates to a healthy body and soul. What we put into our bodies becomes part of us so the ingredients have to come from love. When the bees and earthworms are happy they make the best of earth's gifts possible. So whether it's cooking a meal or creating a bar of soap the details are important. Quality ingredients and practices that benefit our well being and the well being of the planet. From those ideas, Richard bloomed Backyard Soap Company into what it is today.

Look for Backyard Soap Co. at the South Boston & Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the South Boston Holiday Market on Saturday, December 9th, click HERE

For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE