After graduating from Bradley a few years ago, Murphy was looking for a creative outlet and found herself watching how-to videos about soap-making. "There was a lot of experimentation ... with color consistencies, fragrance, and so on," she said. "I started with soap, and thought, 'Why can't I make moisturizer and body butter too?' "
Soon after, her fiancé helped up her game.
"His Christmas present to me was supplies," Murphy said with a wide smile. She expanded her hobby to include bath bombs, scrubs and oils — giving them away to family as gifts. And having earned a graphic design degree at Bradley, she soon realized that not only can she create these bath and body products from scratch, but she can package them with her original designs.