From early childhood Judy remembered watching her mother make lye soap, which the family used for bathing, for laundry, and as a remedy for poison ivy rash.
When Judy later acquired an 1850’s log cabin, she had it moved to her farm. Thinking about that period in history and her extensive knowledge of wild plants found in the surrounding countryside, she became inspired to use her mother’s old recipe, and add to it oatmeal, appropriate wild plants, and fragrance to create unique soaps.
She honed her skills in making cold process soap, and in 1992 established her business, Mullins Log Cabin Herbal Soaps. Judy comments, “Adding a new twist to an old recipe by adding plants seemed to have been just the right combination for a Kentucky soap maker!”
Judy is a member of Kentucky Proud, and also sells her soaps at festivals throughout Kentucky.
Works by Judy Mullins can be found at the Kentucky Proud Store, Lexington, KY and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY