Welcome to Camamu, home to deliciously nourishing, rejuvenating, healing and all natural body care products. Made from scratch in small batches, everything we do at Camamu is done 'by hand, with heart'. Thank you for your interest in and support of Camamu!
Camamu Soap is excited to announce its new owners, Stuart Bailey and Anca Ivan Bailey.
We’re a husband and wife team committed to green living, and continuing the ethos and mission of creating natural 100% organic skin care products through artisanal techniques.
In case you wondered, we will continue to produce and carry ALL of the original soaps designed by the creator of Camamu, Lori Basson, as well as keep raising the bar and expanding our 100% natural, gluten-free and vegan products for skin and haircare.
a little about Stu . . .
One of the few “natives” left in PDX, super creative and a futurist, somewhat of a renaissance man being a mixed media artist, and corporate creative who loves to cook, play guitar, jump off deep snow cornices in 19 degree weather, and invent things. When he’s in the garden, where their two zany dogs, Frankie and Mika play and talk for hours about squirrels and frisbee, his wicked sense of humor and general goof-ball ways unleash.
& a little about Anca…
Romanian by descent, her path took her through Germany, Washington D.C, the Bay Area and finally, yup finally to Portland. She’s a former psychotherapist, whose creative interests are boundless : painting, drawing, collage, print-making, creating whimsical lamps and then.. she loves to sew, felt, weave, and make magical organic potions from herbs and essential oils. When she’s done with that, it comes as no surprise she’s wildly creative in the kitchen too. Oh, one last item Anca invented —the 48 hour clock — why? Well, she’s is currently pursuing her certification in Organic skin and Hair Care formulation.
If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by the > studio and shop.
We hope that you all have had a wonderful holiday season and a love-filled start to the New Year. We are finally settled down here in Portland after an unusual snow-turn-to-ice storm that shut the city down for the better part of a week.
The soap wheel kept turning and now here we are, close to the end of January with Valentine's Day just around the corner. Heart soaps anyone? We have pocketfuls so don't hesitate to order and show yourself or someone else some good, clean loving!
Owning a small, artisan business is a lot of work. There are endless things to do and sometimes it feels like a never-ending slog. But, there is a reason for what we do, a joy and satisfaction that comes from keeping old traditions alive, from making a product that satisfies its users on many levels and, most importantly, from helping people, in small ways, have a better life. We recently received this message from a customer and wanted to share it with you.
"I continue to be amazed by your shampoos! I have struggled with an itchy, dry scalp and dandruff since I was 8 years old. It was a huge source of frustration and embarrassment for me growing up. Even in my adult years, I would itch my scalp to the point of blood. I have tried every over-the-counter and medicated shampoo and cream there is and had minimal success and/or relief. This all changed about six months ago when my neurologist was giving me an occipital nerve block and commented how dry and red my scalp was. He then told me about your shampoos that he had just discovered himself. I now cannot live without your shampoos.
Thank you for being an answer to years of prayer and a soothing relief to the dryness, itchiness, and self-consciousness. Thank you!!"
This is what makes it all worthwhile. Thank you for being a part of Camamu. We wish you all a magical holiday season, filled with love, blessings and best wishes for the new year ahead.
Your friends at Camamu.